- Successfully led four corporate turnarounds and startups
- Provides interactive multimedia courses and professional services to help faculty in colleges and universities be even more successful helping students significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their learning..
- Experience leading large and emerging firms
- Provider of interactive instructional courseware to primary and secondary schools
- He led organizations to substantially improved customer satisfaction and profitability
John Jack Gottsman, on investments and strategy specializing in business, and education knowledge acquisition software and services to attract, retain and grow customers, and high performing employees.
John J. Gottsman has led companies using technology to provide contract service management in engineering, systems consulting, real estate, transportation, distribution, wireless telecommunications and knowledge acquisition. He has successfully led four corporate turnarounds and two startups.
Gottsman is an active Angel investor, strategy designer and advisor, and CEO counselor.
John J. Gottsman the first instructional technology program to provide a comprehensive set of interactive instruction and services that helped: college faculty improve student pass rates 20% to 80%; improve student academic performance in subsequent courses 30% to 50%; improve student retention on over 80% of its client campuses; and generate a positive return on investment for the colleges achieving these academic improvements.
John was a provider of interactive instructional courseware to primary and secondary schools.
Gottsman, led a $700 million relocation services firm managing the relocation of over 40,000 Fortune 1000 families a year, and the annual disposition of $3 to $4 billion of residential real estate.
Gottsman spent many years at ARAMARK; the largest service management firm in the world ($6B), where he led organizations to substantially improved customer satisfaction and profitability.
The multi-profit center organizations led had up to 7,000 people providing transportation, food service and distribution services to businesses, colleges, school districts and hospitals.
Gottsman spent several years as an information and management consultant with Accenture following five years as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps of the U. S. Navy.
Gottsman serves on boards of several Silicon Valley startup companies; the Center for International Leadership in Washington, D.C. and served on the board of the now merged Institute for Research on Learning.
He has been active in the Future Society for many 20 years, and is Chair for the WFS conference.
He is Chair of the Silicon Valley Node of the United Nations Millennium Project.
Gottsman is a Senior Associate with the Foresight Institute’s program in nanotechnology.
Gottsman has an engineering degree; a Master’s degree in business and was ABD for a DBA.