John McCreight

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John McCreight is the founder and chairman of the strategy implementation firm, McCreight & Company, Inc.  He is also the co-founder of three sister management consulting firms: Board Effectiveness Partners, LLC; CIO Group, LLC; and Second Opinion, LLC.

John has been a management consultant in public practice since 1968, partnering with clients in developing and implementing strategy involving Canada, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Middle East, United Kingdom, United States, and Western Europe. He holds a TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.

John’s consulting involves partnering with CEOs and their senior leaders, directors, boards, and investors in industry; and senior leaders in the government, focused on:

  • criminal justice and public safety
  • education
  • energy
  • healthcare
  • information
  • national security
  • technology

Most of John’s engagements involve one or more of the following client priorities:

  • identifying management issues and resources that are likely to energize or constrain strategic, large-scale change,
  • defining talent and technology requirements, challenges, and opportunities to optimize strategic change,
  • identifying and guiding the mitigation of strategy implementation obstacles, and
  • designing and sustaining strategic change processes, milestones, metrics, and timelines.

John has served as a pro bono advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Defense; the National Institutes of Health; Carnegie Hall; the Salvation Army; the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut; the Superintendent of Schools, Stamford, Connecticut; Voices of September 11; Supportive Housing Works; and Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS).

He was a full-time member of a Presidential Commission staff, codirecting an industry and client team focused on strengthening the effectiveness of the U.S. Navy.

John concentrates personally and professionally, partnering with our clients’ leaders on:

  • business or mission restructuring and transformation,
  • mergers, acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures,
  • new business or mission development and global change, and
  • senior leader and ownership transition.

John is a former director and officer of the Institute of Management Consultants, a board member of Hayes Hill & Company (currently Towers Perrin), Supportive Housing Works, and the Marine Environmental Research Institute. John holds a B.S. in Management Sciences from Northeastern University. He is a U.S. Navy veteran.

John is a member of AAAS – the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AFCEA – the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the Concord Coalition, the Foreign Policy Association, INSA – the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the New York Academy of Sciences, the United Nations Association of the United States of America, the World Affairs Forum, and the World Future Society.

John was a Partner and member of the Executive Committee, Touche Ross & Company (currently Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu), Managing Director, Hayes Hill & Company (currently Towers Perrin), and Managing Director, The Hay Group.

Prior to consulting, John was Section Chief, Computer and Management Systems Development, AVCO – Apollo and Minuteman Divisions (currently Textron), and Management Systems Development Leader, Thiokol (currently Alliant Techsystems, Inc.).

A sampling of John’s clients includes:

Criminal Justice & Public Safety:

  • Boston, Mayor’s Office
  • Detroit Mayor’s Office
  • Hawaii, Police
  • Indiana, Governor’s Office
  • Michigan, Governor’s Office
  • Montreal, Police
  • New Haven, Police
  • New York, Mayor’s Office
  • New York, Police
  • San Francisco, Police


  • Connecticut, Emergency Medicine
  • Dianon Systems
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Greenwich, Connecticut, Emergency Medicine
  • TriZetto
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Metropolitan Washington Regional Medical Association, Emergency Medicine
  • US, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Yale-New Haven Health System
  • Cardiopulmonary Corporation

Information and Education:

  • American Express
  • Applied Minds
  • Bank of America
  • Citigroup
  • Connecticut Association of School Superintendents (CAPSS)
  • Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER)
  • Covisint
  • Credit Suisse
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Greenwood Publishing
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • LexisNexis
  • New York Public Schools
  • Reed Elsevier
  • Stamford Public Schools
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Times
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton

National Security:

  • CIA
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • FBI
  • NGA
  • NSA
  • ODNI
  • Presidential Commission
  • TASC

Technology and Energy:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Amtrak
  • AT&T
  • Avaya
  • Bell Laboratories
  • Boeing
  • Chrysler
  • Ciena
  • Corning
  • Cyalume
  • EF Johnson
  • Technologies
  • Getronics
  • IBM
  • Kellstrom Aerospace
  • Kodak
  • Lenovo
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Grid (previously KeySpan)
  • Northrop Grumman
  • SMP
  • Telcordia
  • UIL Holdings
  • United Illuminating
  • United Technologies
  • Varian Semiconductor
  • Verizon
  • Xerox