John E. Colangelo
Mr. Colangelo (“JC”) is a highly experienced “C-level” executive with over 30 years of chief executive, operational and financial experience. He has led companies in Information Technology, Manufacturing (Process and Discrete), Distribution, and Service sectors. His accomplishments include acquiring and selling companies, restructuring financial and operational processes, and establishing strategic direction for organizations operating in a variety of industries. JC has a reputation as a “Comprehensive Strategist” directing companies via strong operational knowledge, mixed with prudent fiscal management, extensive leadership, operational and industry knowledge.
Previously, JC was the President of McCann Plastics, Inc. and was responsible for establishing the strategic business and operating plans, developing the revenue and profit goals, establishing the annual finance goals, and aiding with the overall improvement of the company’s sales, operating and financial metrics. Prior to McCann Plastics, JC was the President & CEO of InfoWorld, a leading information technology infrastructure solutions provider. JC was known as a seasoned strategic thinker and facilitated the recapitalizing of the business to an investment banking firm (BMO Nesbitt Burns Equity) for ~ $50M, which ultimately led to the creation of a national value added reseller, AdvizeX Technologies.
JC began his career as an applications programmer designing and developing manufacturing software. His technology and manufacturing career continued as he held positions as Assistant Controller and Director of Information Systems. After achieving notoriety as an innovative technologist and business strategist, JC joined Hewlett Packard where he advanced to a Senior Business Consultant providing comprehensive business and technological solutions for his various clients. He was recognized as one of the firm’s top comprehensive technologies specialist. Throughout his professional career, JC in parallel, provided years of private consulting for business. He has helped guide companies through turn around management, as well as strategic growth, operational and financial improvement, and technology strategies for business growth.
JC holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management (Emphasis on Strategic Management) from Walsh University where he graduated with honors. He also earned an AAS in Computer Science, from Jefferson Technical College. He is a two-time finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year Award as well a four-time winner of the Case Western Reserve Weatherhead 100 ranking.
In his personal time, for the past 25 years, JC has been involved in coaching and or administration of basketball, football, and baseball programs ranging from youth levels to college levels in NE Ohio.
He is the father of three and enjoys gardening and travel with his wife Deborah. He also continues to enjoy technology as a “Weekend Programmer” and “Commercial Drone Enthusiast”.