John Lane has nearly 40 years of financial, business and technology experience, serving clients based in Atlanta, Chicago, Ohio, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei, and Washington DC.
From October 2012 to November 2013, John served as the interim CEO of American Roll Formed Products (ARF), a custom roll former located in Painesville, OH. Working with the management team, and assisted by Richard (Dick) Hojnacki, John led the transformation at ARF from a very entrepreneurial business to a process driven one, while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit. ARF experienced significant sales growth and improved efficiencies under John’s watch. Additionally, it took only three months to move from board approval of ARF’s Southwest expansion to producing its first part. John identified an internal candidate who ultimately became ARF’s new president, allowing John to return full time to Inglewood.
John has served as an operating and liquidating receiver, has provided extensive turnaround services and has acted as crisis management and financial advisor for debtors and creditors. The industries that he has worked with include automotive, logistics, retail, metal, media, advertising, printing, plastics, services, real estate, high technology and companies serving the oil and gas industry. John has also served as damage expert for numerous litigation matters, directed fraud audits, negotiated joint ventures and the resolution of breaches of contract, and provided numerous business valuations including several in connection with contentious proceedings.
Prior to Inglewood, John was the Managing Director of The Revere Group-Cleveland, an IT and business consulting firm. John was also a partner at Price Waterhouse, serving for nineteen years, where he provided negotiation strategies for a successful $275 million acquisition and actively participated in three IPO's, including OfficeMax' offering which was at that time the largest retail IPO. John also served in Price Waterhouse's Retail and Real Estate Specialty Practices.
John has a BBA degree from the University of Notre Dame, is a CPA (non-practicing) and holds a Series 7 Securities License (inactive). He has served on and moderated panels, authored articles and been quoted in the media on a number of business topics. One authored article was "Receiverships Might Be Good Alternative to Bankruptcy, A Non-Legal Perspective on Risks, Benefits”, which was published in the August 2008 issue of The Journal of Corporate Renewal, the national publication of the Turnaround Management Association
John is a Board Member and former President for the Ohio Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He also served as a Board Member of Knotice, Ltd. (http://www.knotice.com/) until its sale in early 2014.