The Pace Team

John N. Sharood

John is a Management Consultant with experience in Lean operational improvement, start ups, turnarounds and buyouts. John has led two management buyouts of high tech engineering companies and has consulted with several other start ups and turnaround companies. John previously led several different enterprise software businesses for Invensys Software Systems (ISS), and led ISS' Business Development effort. Prior to joining ISS, John founded Invensys Network Systems in the home and commercial automation market. John was formerly Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Invensys Appliance Controls, and of Bowman Distribution, Inc.

He began his career at GE, holding a variety of positions, including CFO of GE Power Controls. He previously led GE's International Audit Staff based in London, England and led operational consulting projects, and participated in numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions while at GE. He is a graduate of GE's Financial Management Program.

John holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude from James Madison College of Michigan State University. He also holds a MSM in International Business from Purdue University and a MBA from Corvinius University in Budapest. He is co-author of six patents in the controls automation field. He is also a volunteer member of the Finance Committee of Maine Regional School Unit 21, and served as a publicly elected Director of RSU 21 for eight years.

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