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"CornerBrooke's value is reflective of the founder's intent...to engage clients and partners personally and professionally to realize the true benefit of partnerships within mission-focused programs."  - Director, Human Capital, US Army

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John A. Potts, Founder and CEO

John served more than 29 years in the Department of Defense, most recently as a senior-level executive with leadership experience driving transformational change and results in large, complex organizations. As an agile customer-centric problem solver, he excels in making a strategic and operational impact in high stakes environments, while demonstrating a strong ability to develop and implement effective action plans.  

Prior to launching CornerBrooke, he served as a Senior Principal Consultant at a boutique management consulting firm that leads the market in client-centered strategy execution and organizational transformation. Later, as a Managing Director in a Woman-Owned Business, he was accountable for the companies Defense Services Portfolio, consisting of more than 390 employees, working on four separate distinct programs. While serving in the US Army, John served in a multitude of leadership positions, culminating as the Chief of Staff and Principal Director for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, whereby he successfully built effective teams, overcoming challenges within highly stressful and fiscally constrained environments.

John has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, ICAF (now The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy). 

John was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.