John Bruels

John Bruels is a seasoned COO/CEO with over 30 years of general management proficiency in growing companies and developing strategic and tactical plans that capitalize on the company's core competencies. His breadth of experience ranges from Fortune 500 companies including General Electric and Goodrich to managing a non-profit that included a portfolio of twenty-two small to midsized companies.

He has directed turnarounds in several industries including aerospace, lawn and garden, recreational marine and non-profit arenas. A hands-on executive who has had line management experience in engineering, manufacturing, and sales and marketing, his teams have consistently out-paced their industries in both top and bottom line performance.

John has expertise in business development, strategic financial assessment, strategic planning and modeling, vision, value, goal development & alignment, product rationalization, gap analysis, capital formation; change management, restructuring, key metric design, market relevancy, business performance management, business plan development, cash flow analysis, core competency assessment, time-to-market/revenue acceleration, new product development & rollout, team building, and acquisitions and divestitures

Bruels received an MBA from Boston University and a BSME from the University of Connecticut. He is currently the Chairman-elect of the University of Tampa Board Of Fellows, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Sykes School of Business and a Mentor for the Emerging Companies Academy of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. He also is active with the Turnaround Management Association, The Association for Corporate Growth and the Florida Venture Forum.


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