John J Hovis is an accomplished senior business executive with a diverse strategic business development, strategic marketing, corporate finance, and operational background.
Hovis has held a number of senior executive management and C-level leadership experiences (Interim CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Investor Relations Officer) spanning a broad cross section of industries: public safety, technology, distribution, chemicals, oil and gas, equipment manufacturing, software development, and management consulting services.
His multiple leadership roles span a 25-year business career and include business operations, corporate strategy, strategic business development, strategic marketing and sales, strategic finance, M&A, and capital acquisition. His skill set is particularly focused on the strategic and organizational development required to enter new markets via new business developments, innovating products and services, and leading strategic account development efforts. Hovis has a solid track record of designing and achieving strategic outcomes and managing tactical execution.
Operationally, these roles have involved responsibility for rightsizing of enterprise and business unit operations and process reengineering efforts to deliver expected operational efficiencies to regain profitability performance objectives. Additionally, Hovis has provided oversight of marketing operations, sales force effectiveness training, and customer relationship management systems development.
Hovis holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from University of Wyoming. In addition to the application of managerial economics, strategy, and corporate finance, Hovis is a subject matter expert in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (with a focus on welfare economics), Regulatory Economics, and Econometrics (applied statistics for economic research). He also has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Political Economics.
Hovis possesses strong interpersonal relationship skills; strong writing and oral presentation capabilities; he is an accomplished facilitator, lecturer and academician. He began his career as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park and later served as adjunct faculty in the W.P. Carey School of Business, Management Department Executive MBA Program at the Arizona State University.
John Hovis drove many vital contributions to the development of strategy at Avnet, through his personal strategic thinking skills as well as leading the transformation of our planning and management process. He is a team player who made our company better through his personal contributions, while also helping our executives improve as individuals.
Specifically, he helped me as CEO develop a better understanding and appreciation for the importance of ROIC, in addition to revenue and earnings growth. John possesses remarkable talents and experience, his personal ethics are beyond reproach and his work ethic is second to none.”
John takes great pride in understanding the needs of the people he works for and with, in order to define the best solution for their needs. His understanding of business (across a vast arena) is second to none. His ability to quickly learn, analyze, and execute a plan for business development is a value add for anyone that John works with.
John has played an instrumental part in building a new strategic plan for my company, UER. This has including facilitation of strategic planning sessions with the senior team as well as an in-depth market analysis of the space that UER operates in. Most recently … providing guidance on a variety of go-to-market strategies as UER continues to evolve in the social media networking arena.”