John is the vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Pyxera Global, where he spearheads the organization’s inclusive circular economy strategy, designing and executing inclusive circular city, material reverse logistics hubs, corporate advisory services, and zero (plastic) waste community programming. He’s responsible for the organization’s circular-economy thought leadership content and is a frequent speaker on the circular-economy conference circuit. In his current role, John also serves as an ambassador for the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network.
Before joining Pyxera Global, John spent most of his career pioneering new international markets for global brands, leading the market entry of the Subway chain in Hungary and the Hungarian book chain, Libri, expansion into Romania. Additionally, John also advised Starbucks and IKEA on their respective market entries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, respectively.
In the academic space, John is visiting faculty for the Bard Sustainability MBA program lecturing on Circular Value Chain Management. John has also developed and taught the Shared Value Action Learning project for Maastricht School of Management’s Romania, Azerbaijan, and Maastricht campuses respectively. John received his MBA from Central European University.