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John Sturdivant

Entrepreneur • Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

John is the CEO and Founder of WorkforceAlpha, a productivity tech company bringing workforce solutions to heavy industry business.

John is the CEO and Founder of WorkforceAlpha, a productivity tech company bringing workforce solutions to heavy industry business.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Operations
I have an idea I'm commited to
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

WorkforceAlpha

Advisor

McKinsey & Company
Grant Thornton LLP

Positions

CEO, Founder WorkforceAlpha March 2016 - present
Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company August 2011 - March 2016
Corporate Planning & Development Intern Oneok 2010 - 2010
Senior Associate Grant Thornton May 2007 - July 2009
Audit Associate Grant Thornton August 2006 - May 2007

Education

Columbia University - Columbia Business School Business Administration 2009 - 2011
University of Southern California Accounting 2005 - 2006
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business Accounting 2005 - 2006

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
Markets of Interest
  • • Hardware
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Productivity Tools

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Strategy • Business Operations • Organizational leadership

Key Accomplishments

4.5-year tenure at McKinsey & Company; serving the world's largest heavy industry companies, and acting as interim Chief Transformation Officer during multiple turnarounds.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Looking for a Chief Technology Officer to oversee technical product development and create a vision of what-is-possible for exploiting technology to help our customers.

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Abhijit Bhattacharya
We worked together  •  CTO and Co-founder, Rapidi2i Inc (www.rapidi2i.com). Previously Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Purdue grad.
Hands on person, very analytical with good mix of business and technology skills; Has very good communication and people skills as well. Goo ... d motivator of talent and exceptional leader. This combination of skills is rare to find
Kevin Major
We worked together  •  Business Technology Consultant, McKinsey & Company. Previously Service Management Solution Architect and Cloud Architect, IBM.
Great ideas, analytical and structured approach to make anything successful
Matt Brownlee
They're my friends  •  Manager Advanced Sales Training & Development, Aerotek. Previously Sales Manager, AroundCampus Group.
John will be a great entrepreneur because he is a student of the game. He will constantly evolve and adapt in order to match his business s ... olution with a complex marketplace. He has a strong professional background that marries well with his current pursuit, and is already formulating short & long-term strategies that will enable his business to grow in the months and years to come.
Eric Ward
They're my school  •  Director of Research, Northern Right Capital. Previously Director of Research, Becker Drapkin Management. NYU grad.
I lived with John for the two years we were in business school, so I got to witness first-hand his drive in a number of aspects of life. He ... is a person who sets goals and works tirelessly to achieve them, whether that be meticulously analyzing b-school case studies, aggressively networking to make the change from forensic accountant to consultant, literally going to ends of the Earth (northern Canada and western Australia) to service clients while at McKinsey, or putting in the hours of training to run multiple ultra marathons (we are talking 50 mile, 10-hour long trail runs). John is a man of principle and conviction. He's open to feedback and constructive advise, but he isn't one to be dissuaded from his goals, once he has set his sights on them. Lastly, he's smart. He walked away from Columbia Business School with one of the highest GPAs in my class and, as I can attest from numerous late night debates on a host of issues ranging from politics, to baseball, to business, he is well-read, thoughtful, and articulate, raising interesting perspectives and challenging traditional assumptions.
Jason Nicosia
They're my mentor  •  Vice President of Corporate Development, Revelry Labs. Previously Chief Marketing Officer, CommitChange.
He has a clear product vision, knows his customer, and what it takes to get a startup off the ground. Work with him if you get the chance.
Will Thomas
They're my friends  •  Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals. Previously Graduate Student, University of Michigan. University of Michigan grad.
A great mind with an excellent pursuit.
Chase Covington
We worked together  •  Associate, Sycamore Partners. Previously Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
John is very talented and driven. With his current venture he is solving an issue that me and him uncovered time and time again while we wer ... e at McKinsey. John was considered an expert at this topic while at McKinsey.
Sunny Ward
They're my friends  •  Senior Merchandising Manager, Accessories, Louis Vuitton. Previously Merchandising Manager, Accessories, Louis Vuitton.
John is extremely driven and goal-oriented. He is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his vision. He works tirelessly and no task is ... too big (or small).
Justin Li
They're my friends  •  Inventor & Co-Founder, Qore Performance, Inc.. Previously Reserve Deputy Sheriff, San Diego County Sheriff.
John has a real passion for making things better and not accepting the status quo. He's got the brains to make it happen too.
Laura Neely
They're my school  •  Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group. Previously MBA Candidate, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. Duke grad.
John brings creativity and passion to everything he does - I'm eager to see how WorkforceAlpha grows!
Paul Farris
We worked together  •  VP, Operations Excellence, Yahoo and Senior Director, Business Planning & Operations, Yahoo. Carnegie Mellon grad.
John is well suited to be an entrepreneur. He is incredibly smart, calm under pressure, and driven. I worked with John on a few very challen ... ging projects. No matter the obstacles we faced, John kept an even keel and focused on rolling up his sleeves and getting stuff done. In addition to being super smart, he is humble and easy to get along with - a truly rare combination.
John Maxey
We worked together  •  Senior Financial Analyst, Amazon. Previously Finance Business Partner, Global Customer Support & Operations, Autodesk.
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John Maxey
We worked together  •  Senior Financial Analyst, Amazon. Previously Finance Business Partner, Global Customer Support & Operations, Autodesk.
I worked with John at Grant Thornton, in advisory services. The work was fast paced and on the fly, meaning you almost always had to start ... from scratch. John was able to get up to speed quickly and become an expert on the subject matter and the business case at hand. I kept in touch with him through business school at Columbia and his career at McKinsey. He has drive and intellectual horsepower, but beyond that he has fire. I guess you can call fire perseverance, but it's more than that - it's wild eyed optimism, enthusiasm, and hunger. John has that, which is why he'll do well at whatever he goes into next.
Bryan Lieber
They're my friends  •  Industry Marketing Manager, Electrical OEM, 3M. Previously Business Development Supervisor, 3M. Carnegie Mellon grad.
John has a history of setting ambitious goals and achieving them - whether it is in running ultra-marathons, gaining admittance to top schoo ... ls, or working for prestigious employers. He is intelligent, but more importantly has the vision to dream big goals and has the work ethic to see them through.
Chris O'Riordan
We worked together  •  Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Previously Associate, McKinsey & Company. Stanford GSB grad. Stanford grad.
Hard charger, fantastic thinker, and creative / resourceful in everything he does.
Devin Ellis
They're my friends  •  Digital Marketing Manager, freshbenies and Consultant, Devin Ellis.
John has a great background as a McKinsey consultant, which has helped him put the startup steps in the right order and mitigate as much ris ... k as he can while proving the concept. He's passionate, intelligent, friendly and helpful, and open to feedback and learning to make the product better. He also takes massive action to move the ball forward and had awesome PowerPoint skills :-D
Will Mosley
We worked together  •  Previously Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company. Previously Summer Intern, McKinsey & Company.
I've worked with John at McKinsey. He brings an engaging presence to the team room. He reliably drives towards execution; he is helpful at ... finding ways to resolve challenges. Deeply understands corporate productivity challenges. Great to catch up with for after-work beers.

Abhijit Bhattacharya
CTO and Co-founder, Rapidi2i Inc (www.rapidi2i.com). Previously Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Purdue grad.
He has great command of the tools and technologies and how to fully exploit them for a terrific product

Abhijit Bhattacharya
We worked together  •  CTO and Co-founder, Rapidi2i Inc (www.rapidi2i.com). Previously Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Purdue grad.
Abi has great technology skills, and more important, a tremendous capacity to learn more. He's a great guy to make a vision become a reality ... !

Devin Ellis
They're my friends  •  Digital Marketing Manager, freshbenies and Consultant, Devin Ellis.
Devin understands the entrepreneurial journey. He has built a tremendous network of friends, advisors, and experts which he uses for his own ... needs, as well as helping others. Additionally, he has great instincts and awareness of what it takes to get a business running. His marketing acumen is spot on and he is always a great sounding board for ideas and visions. Always a pleasure to work with Devin.