John Minnich, LLC

Executive Advisor | Executive Leadership Coach | Speaker

Equipping Leaders for Success

John Minnich, LLC is your trusted executive advisor and leadership coach. We advise business leaders including professional service providers and associations on executive leadership and strategy.

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. John has facilitated professional development sessions on business advisory, executive including CFO, leadership, and management for various state CPA societies.

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

In 2019, he was invited to participate in a national faculty candidate search solidifying a lecturer role at Purdue University Fort Wayne – Doermer School of Business. His responsibilities to the university have included MBA strategic financial management in both graduate and undergraduate programs.

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 2 regional firms.

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 president for the Fort Wayne Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) including as member of Financial Executives International’s national committee on governance, risk, and compliance and national mentor for financial leaders.

Having accomplished the above by age 40, John is a member of American Institute of CPAs, Financial Executives International, Indiana CPA Society, and National Speakers Association. John resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his wife, Carrie, nonprofit director and shareholder with Dulin, Ward & DeWald. Both are active in the community serving various nonprofit boards on executive committees.

Specialties: Business management and governance; change management; strategy, innovation, and leadership development

Organizational Excellence: Executive Leadership and Strategy

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Our Values and Beliefs

Core Values



It all starts with high-level, engaging discussions as we assess your business goals. WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.

Future Success

We value your future success. Strategy is likened to a budget. A living and breathing process. Not to be done once and placed on a shelf. Strategy needs to be executed. This is where we help as your executive advisor. Accountability and ownership of both the strategic planning process and implementation are key.

Growth Mindset

Through a collaborative approach, we help you gauge WHERE YOU ARE NOW. Advising you to be even more successful.

Strategic and Tactile

Did we mention that we get to know you? We are available and at the table when key strategic decisions are made. This is key to a successful executive advisory relationship. We are engaged for the long-term.

Strategic Vertical Alignment

Executive advisory starts with big picture, strategic conversations. A couple of days that can be spread across multiple weeks of 2-hour or half-day sessions.

Our Approach

The facilitative approach involves meetings with your business owners and key leadership. You and your team know your business better than anyone. Our role is to ask great questions and facilitate discussions as you and your team identify priorities and action steps. To get you and your team thinking in new ways for enhanced success.

And of course, we are with you every step of the way advising. Not just providing a report to you to take to your leadership meetings.

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