John has over 30 years’ experience working as a consultant to companies facing major transitions and transformations. John began his career in the Washington, D.C. office of Arthur Andersen & Co. and has served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer of both public and private companies in such diverse industries as homebuilding, mining, telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics, construction lending and mortgage banking. John also has led strategic planning and corporate development and has testified as an expert witness in cases involving technology and intellectual property valuations. In each of these roles, he helped companies successfully navigate major challenges and change. He also has worked extensively internationally, successfully negotiating agreements in countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is a proven innovator with three issued patents related to telecommunications. John graduated from the University of Texas in 1974 with a degree in accounting. He is a director of The Life Raft Group, a non-profit organization that provides patient support and funds research to find a cure for GIST, a rare cancer.
Pete began his professional career after graduating from the Ohio State University with a degree in Business. In 1974, Pete was recruited to join the staff of the Washington D.C. office of Arthur Andersen & Co., an international auditing and consulting firm.
For more than forty years, Pete has worked with a variety of organizations in the for-profit and non-profit industries. Pete’s experience includes operations management, sales and marketing, financial management and organizational consulting.
More recently Pete worked in the assisted living, memory care and home care industries where he worked closely with caregivers assisting seniors in their homes and in facilities. Pete is also co-founder of Brainstorm Mind Fitness LLC, a company dedicated to educating people on how to improve their memory, keep their cognitive skills sharp and reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as they age.
With a professional career spanning the fields of social services, industry, and finance, Jerry Barney has also been the primary caregiver for his wife, who suffers from MS, for over 15 years. In that time, he’s seen some of the franchise agency caregivers the family hires under the weight of huge financial burdens, barely getting by on low wages, and living paycheck-to-paycheck. Jerry decided he wanted to do something about it, and the HomeCare Foundation, with its mission of funding and launching worker-owned cooperatives of caregivers, is Jerry's answer to exploitation in the industry. Learn more on the "From our Founder" page.
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