As the Senior Vice President of Partnership Development at PYXERA Global, a non-profit organization that leverages the power of the private, public, and social sectors to create positive social impact, John is passionate about advancing the equitable circular economy agenda. He has over 15 years of experience in designing and executing innovative and inclusive circular city strategies, material reverse logistics hubs, corporate sustainability advisory services, and zero (plastic) waste community programming. He also leads 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 a Convening Partner for the Circular City Coalition, a multi-stakeholder partnership with a shared vision to enable the rapid and just transition from the current extractive economy to a regenerative and equitable one. He is responsible for engaging and mobilizing leading INGOs, MNCs, and local start-ups to collaborate and co-create circular solutions for transforming cities and their populations.
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.
Additionally, John is an Ambassador for the Ocean Plastic Leadership Network, a global network of influential leaders and organizations committed to addressing the ocean plastic crisis. He also teaches Circular Value Chain Management and Principals of Sustainable Management for the Bard Sustainability MBA.