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John Minnich

John Minnich

Business Advisor

John Minnich, MAcct, CPA, CGMA advises businesses and coaches leaders on business performance and strategy. Business advisory national speaker and expert, John engages with business and executive clients on forward-thinking initiatives. An accomplished business and financial executive, he has served in several leadership roles including Strategic Executive Advisory founder, C-suite as CFO, Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne president, and Indiana CPA Society leadership council. In addition to a career in business, John has facilitated sessions as MBA faculty with Purdue University Fort Wayne. He earned graduate and undergraduate degrees, magna cum laude, in accounting from Manchester University. John’s credentials include Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

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John Minnich’s Story

As business and thought leader, John Minnich has extensive professional experience in business and academia as both practitioner and university faculty. John has helped impact the lives of 1,000+ current and emerging business leaders in addition to 100+ organizations. In 2014, he founded an advisory and consulting practice. With passions for leadership, management, and strategy, John enjoys engaging with clients on forward-thinking initiatives. Nationally, John has facilitated professional development sessions for professional organizations on business advisory and executive leadership including the ever-expanding role of CFOs as true business partner.

Award Winning

During John’s career, he has received numerous awards and has served in several leadership roles including C-suite. With a consistent record of proven results as business executive and financial leader, he has a history of driving organizational excellence.

John Minnich

John Minnich

Founder

For over two decades, I have been dedicated to helping CEOs and business leaders achieve their full potential and grow their organizations. As executive advisor and coach at Strategic Executive Advisory by John Minnich, LLC, I advise businesses on business performance and strategy, facilitate executive peer advisory group sessions, provide one-to-one coaching and mentoring, and connect leaders with valuable resources and perspectives. My mission is to empower leaders to make better decisions, get better results, and become better leaders.

My extensive background as business and financial executive, CPA, CGMA, MBA and business entrepreneur faculty at Purdue University Fort Wayne, Strategic Executive Advisory founder, and former Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne president gives me a unique insight and understanding of the challenges and opportunities that business leaders face in various industries and regions. I leverage my skills in organizational strategy, business leadership, and professional development to provide guidance and support to top business leaders across different sectors and markets. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with other leaders and learning from their diverse perspectives and experiences.”

Business Advisor and Coach

In 2021, John was invited to affiliate with Oodles Complete Advisory Solution. In this capacity, he has engaged with clients on forward-thinking initiatives including the Complete Advisory Solution and how firms across North America can best serve their clients through advisory services.

AACSB MBA Faculty

In 2019, he was invited to participate in a national faculty candidate search solidifying a clinical lecturer role with Purdue University Fort Wayne – Doermer School of Business. His responsibilities to the university have included MBA strategic financial management in both graduate, including traditional MBA and accelerated MBA, and undergraduate programs. John has served on the (1) Purdue University Fort Wayne campus-wide graduate subcommittee for all graduate level programs offered at Purdue University Fort Wayne, (2) Purdue University Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business strategic planning committee, (3) Purdue University Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business graduate policy committee (GPC), and (4) Purdue University Fort Wayne STEM MBA task force.

CPA and Financial Executive Background

In addition to serving 5 universities as business faculty, John led a successful career in both public accounting, providing audit and assurance services, and IT consulting during a 10-year span with 3 regional firms.

Business Leader including Financial Executives International

As business leader, roles have included CFO with oversight of financials including budgeting and forecasting, risk management, admissions, enrollment and retention, facilities, financial aid, human resources, and information technology. John has served as Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne (FEI) president including member of FEI’s national committee on governance, risk, and compliance and national mentor for financial leaders.

IT ERP Systems Consultant

As a former systems consultant with a technology firm, John provided technology consulting services for clients. He was responsible for Sage accounting software implementations including Sage BusinessWorks, Sage Fundraising 50, Sage MAS 90/200 (ERP), and Sage MIP Fund Accounting in addition to Sage ACT! (CRM customer relationship management software).

Providing accounting software consulting services, his role with the firm included Sage accounting software implementations, training, client support, data conversions/imports and integrations, Crystal and SQL report designing, and visual financial dashboards and financial modeling.

As part of the role, John also served as a liaison amongst accounting/finance, software, and network teams given his expertise and knowledge in each of the business areas.

Executive Expertise and Specialties

Specialties: Business and CFO advisory; business strategy, implementation, and performance

Organizational Excellence: Business Performance and Strategy

By his early 40s, John launched Strategic Executive Advisory, affiliated with Oodles Complete Advisory Solution, served in board and CFO executives roles, led Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne as president, was recognized as a Forty Under 40, and accepted positions with 3 regional CPA firms. Simultaneously leading an accomplished career in academia with 5 universities including an AACSB MBA faculty role as clinical lecturer with Purdue University Fort Wayne. A role John solidified through a national search.

With over 30 years in business, he began working at age 11 as newspaper carrier for Fort Wayne Newspapers. At 13, he started working for his father who ran a small retail business in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana for nearly 50 years. From an early age, John grew up in business learning first-hand the value of exceeding client and customer expectations.

John Minnich's Story

As business and thought leader, John Minnich has extensive professional experience in business and academia as both practitioner and university faculty. John has helped impact the lives of 1,000+ current and emerging business leaders in addition to 100+ organizations. In 2014, he founded an advisory and consulting practice. With passions for leadership, management, and strategy, John enjoys engaging with clients on forward-thinking initiatives. Nationally, John has facilitated professional development sessions for professional organizations on business advisory and executive leadership including the ever-expanding role of CFOs as true business partner.

Award Winning

During John’s career, he has received numerous awards and has served in several leadership roles including C-suite. With a consistent record of proven results as business executive and financial leader, he has a history of driving organizational excellence.

John Minnich, Founder

For over two decades, I have been dedicated to helping CEOs and business leaders achieve their full potential and grow their organizations. As executive advisor and coach at Strategic Executive Advisory by John Minnich, LLC, I advise businesses on business performance and strategy, facilitate executive peer advisory group sessions, provide one-to-one coaching and mentoring, and connect leaders with valuable resources and perspectives. My mission is to empower leaders to make better decisions, get better results, and become better leaders.

My extensive background as business and financial executive, CPA, CGMA, MBA and business entrepreneur faculty at Purdue University Fort Wayne, Strategic Executive Advisory founder, and former Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne president gives me a unique insight and understanding of the challenges and opportunities that business leaders face in various industries and regions. I leverage my skills in organizational strategy, business leadership, and professional development to provide guidance and support to top business leaders across different sectors and markets. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with other leaders and learning from their diverse perspectives and experiences.”

Business Advisor and Coach

In 2021, John was invited to affiliate with Oodles Complete Advisory Solution. In this capacity, he has engaged with clients on forward-thinking initiatives including the Complete Advisory Solution and how firms across North America can best serve their clients through advisory services.

AACSB MBA Faculty

In 2019, he was invited to participate in a national faculty candidate search solidifying a clinical lecturer role with Purdue University Fort Wayne – Doermer School of Business. His responsibilities to the university have included MBA strategic financial management in both graduate, including traditional MBA and accelerated MBA, and undergraduate programs. John has served on the (1) Purdue University Fort Wayne campus-wide graduate subcommittee for all graduate level programs offered at Purdue University Fort Wayne, (2) Purdue University Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business strategic planning committee, (3) Purdue University Fort Wayne Doermer School of Business graduate policy committee (GPC), and (4) Purdue University Fort Wayne STEM MBA task force.

CPA and Financial Executive Background

In addition to serving 5 universities as business faculty, John led a successful career in both public accounting, providing audit and assurance services, and IT consulting during a 10-year span with 3 regional firms.

Business Leader including Financial Executives International

As business leader, roles have included CFO with oversight of financials including budgeting and forecasting, risk management, admissions, enrollment and retention, facilities, financial aid, human resources, and information technology. John has served as Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne (FEI) president including member of FEI’s national committee on governance, risk, and compliance and national mentor for financial leaders.

IT ERP Systems Consultant

As a former systems consultant with a technology firm, John provided technology consulting services for clients. He was responsible for Sage accounting software implementations including Sage BusinessWorks, Sage Fundraising 50, Sage MAS 90/200 (ERP), and Sage MIP Fund Accounting in addition to Sage ACT! (CRM customer relationship management software).

Providing accounting software consulting services, his role with the firm included Sage accounting software implementations, training, client support, data conversions/imports and integrations, Crystal and SQL report designing, and visual financial dashboards and financial modeling.

As part of the role, John also served as a liaison amongst accounting/finance, software, and network teams given his expertise and knowledge in each of the business areas.

Executive Expertise and Specialties

Specialties: Business and CFO advisory; business strategy, implementation, and performance

Organizational Excellence: Business Performance and Strategy

By his early 40s, John launched Strategic Executive Advisory, affiliated with Oodles Complete Advisory Solution, served in board and CFO executives roles, led Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne as president, was recognized as a Forty Under 40, and accepted positions with 3 regional CPA firms. Simultaneously leading an accomplished career in academia with 5 universities including an AACSB MBA faculty role as clinical lecturer with Purdue University Fort Wayne. A role John solidified through a national search.

With over 30 years in business, he began working at age 11 as newspaper carrier for Fort Wayne Newspapers. At 13, he started working for his father who ran a small retail business in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana for nearly 50 years. From an early age, John grew up in business learning first-hand the value of exceeding client and customer expectations.