JlauderbachPartner, Fortium Partners
John is a Partner in Fortium Partners’ Midwest Region, where he serves consumer facing companies primarily in the grocery, hospitality and retail sectors. He brings proven expertise in the areas of systems integration, strategic IT planning and roadmap development, technology and business alignment, e-commerce technologies and supply chain. John has valuable experience working with privately held companies as they execute corporate restructurings and prepare for an IPO. His experience also includes establishing logistics department and team for a hyper-growth company. A proven IT leader, John combines solid business acumen with technical prowess as he works with colleagues and teams to identify business gaps and create viable solutions that accelerate profitability, strengthen customer service and reduce costs. He has experience implementing technology solutions on premise, cloud and hybrid platforms and upgrading or replacing ERP, CRM, warehouse management and merchandise management systems. His focus on coaching staff development and stewarding vendor relationships resulted in smooth launch of numerous project, application and systems. John’s clients recognize his ability to successfully navigate evolving, thin margin industry conditions as he guides strategy and drives execution. Leadership Roles Vice President, Information Technology – Roche Bros. Supermarkets Vice President, Information Technology – CCA Global Partners Vice President, Information Technology – Noodles & Company Vice President Technology and Logistics – Wild Oats Markets Director of Information Systems – Wolohan Lumber Company John graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Economics from Alma College and pursued graduate studies Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University.