John A. Caslione is a global business strategy expert and highly respected thought leader in business globalization. John is Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business (MSB) in Washington, DC, USA, where he lectures senior executives on global business strategies, global marketing and scenario planning in MSB’s Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) and Executive MBA (EMBA) Advanced Degree Programs. John is or has served as Visiting Professor and/or guest lecturer at The Macquarie School of Business (Sydney, Australia), IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland), Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business (Evanston, IL), and SMU’s Cox School of Business (Dallas, TX,).
John is Founder, President, and CEO of GCS Business Capital, LLC (GCS). Founded in 2005 as the successor advisory firm to Andrew-Ward International, LLC (AWI) John founded in 1994, GCS is a financial and M&A advisory that assists companies to globalize, and for U.S., N. American, European and Asian companies to expand into high growth emerging markets via cross-border mergers and acquisitions advisory to Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies, as well as to middle market companies (US$ 50 million to US$ 5 billion) seeking to globalize their businesses through mergers, acquisitions and strategic joint ventures.
John’s global business experience includes having personally executed on-the-ground business strategies in over 100 countries on six continents over the past 25 years. John further serves as director and/or advisor for selected U.S., European and Asian firms and mentor and confidential advisor to C-suite executives in the area of strategy and global business acquisition and development.
GCS and AWI clients include, ABB Semiconductors, Becton Dickenson Biosciences, Caltex Lubricants, ChevronTexaco, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Philips N.V., R.J. Reynolds International (later JT International), Rockwell-Collins Commercial Aviation, Sandoz, Securitas A.B., and many large multinationals and middle market firms globally.
John and his co-author, the noted marketing guru and thought leader, Philip Kotler, have collaborated together to write, CHAOTICS: The Business of Managing and Marketing in The Age of Turbulence (AMACOM Publishing, 2009). CHAOTICS is distributed in 85 countries and in over 40 languages. CHAOTICS now serves as a new platform for strategy development and execution specifically designed for business enterprises to more effectively hedge risk and confront uncertainty in Decade 2010-2020.
John’s previously books include Global Manifest Destiny: Growing Your Business in a Borderless Economy, (Dearborn Publishing, 2002), which provides a competencies roadmap for middle market companies to successfully compete in the global business environment. John’s book, Growing Your Business in Emerging Markets: Promise and Perils, (Greenwood Publishing, 2001), is a leading authoritative book on developing market entry strategies into emerging markets, and in China, “Going Global – How to Globalize Your Business” and “Developing Successful Global Sales and Distribution Channel Strategies” (Economy & Management Publishing House, 2005) that focus upon critical issues for China’s emerging global businesses seeking to develop successful global business growth strategies.
John earned his Bachelors of Science and MBA from the University of New York (Buffalo, NY, USA) and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law (Chicago, IL, USA). He was a founding member of Rotary International’s first English-speaking international member club in Frankfurt, Germany in 2006.