John Lauten is a TechCXO Partner and Global Operations Executive. He has a distinguished track record of enhancing business performance by directly improving operations, systems and processes worldwide, while lowering operating expenses.
John’s strong executive presence with customers, partners, vendors and management comes from successfully building and and managing large, diverse global teams. He has held leadership positions in acquisition integration for both acquiring companies and a company that was acquired.
John’s expertise and skills include:
• International Expansion
• Supply Chain
• Program Management
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Process Optimization
• Sales & Operations Planning
• Corporate Strategy
• Operations Management
• Business Transformation
John’s leadership positions and accomplishments include:
COO, Skully Technologies – Skully Technologies designs and manufactures augmented reality products for next-generation transportation solutions worldwide. John relaunched a shut-down niche consumer brand for new investors. He built an engineering and marketing team and brought the redesigned product to market utilizing a complex global supply chain in just 16 months.
Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, FOX Factory – FOX Racing Shox is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance suspension technology for motorcycles, trucks, off-road vehicles and mountain bikes. (NASDAQ: FOXF). John was a member of the leadership team that implemented Board-sponsored acquisition growth strategy by completing five acquisitions worldwide.
Head of U.S. & Canada Customer Experience and Supply Chain Management, Cisco – John held various leadership roles in Cisco’s Supply Chain Management organizations.
Global Head of Customer Operations and Supply Chain Management, Scientific Atlanta – In addition to serving as Global Head of Customer Operations and Supply Chain Management for 5 years, John held various roles in finance, sales operations and customer experience.
John received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin at the Red McCombs School of Business. He received his BBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University.