John is an entrepreneurial executive with 25 years of business leadership experience who has co-founded and grown two companies to over $50M in revenues.
John began his entrepreneurial career in 1995, while a college student, as a franchisee for College Pro Painters. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine, he continued to develop his entrepreneurial skills as a general manager for College Pro.
In 1998, John joined other prominent College Pro entrepreneurs as a VP of Sales for HandymanOnline.com, a venture capital-backed platform connecting homeowners with vetted contractors.
After the dot-com crash in 2001, John took a role as President of WorldAtMyDoor, an e-commerce platform for small businesses, which was successfully sold in 2002.
In 2003, John co-founded 2 companies: Selects Sports Management (which was rebranded Legacy Global Sports) and Rhombus Services.
Legacy Global Sports, a global youth sports management company founded in 2003, rapidly rose to $50M+ in global revenues before John was replaced as CEO in 2018.
Meanwhile, BrandPoint Services, a national commercial contracting and project management firm founded in 2003, is a $100M+ company to which John is the majority owner and chairperson.
Through the Years
John began his entrepreneurial career in 1995, while a college student, as a franchisee for College Pro Painters. In 1996, John joined the company as a Regional General Manager in the Midwest. In 1998, John joined HandymanOnline.com, a venture capital-backed platform connecting homeowners with vetted contractors. Following the dot- com crash in 2001, John took a role as president of WorldAtMyDoor.com, an e-commerce platform for small businesses, which was successfully sold in 2002.
Explosive Growth... and Failure
John founded Selects Sports Management (which was rebranded Legacy Global Sports) in 2003, and subsequently grew the company to over $50M in global revenues before being replaced as CEO of the company in 2018.
The $100M Journey
In 2003, John co-founded Rhombus Services, (later rebranded BrandPoint Services), a national commercial contracting and project management firm to which John is the majority owner and chairperson. In 2020, John also formed the private holding company, Rhombus Group, a private holding company comprising several small businesses run by extraordinary entrepreneurs.
John and his cohost, Rich Hoffmann, started the Entrepreneurs United Podcast, which can be found on YouTube, Apple podcasts, Spotify, Amazon, and other outlets, including EntrepreneursUnited.us.
What People Say About John
Packed with Actionable Strategies for Entrepreneurs
“This book is packed with actionable strategies for entrepreneurs who want to build and grow a business sustainably without repeating the same mistakes others have made. Every business leader needs this book in their library.”
Insights Beyond Just Theoretical Guidance
“The $100M Journey is not just another business book. Having been both a witness and mentor to John’s relentless pursuit of growth and success firsthand, his insights go beyond just theoretical guidance. It’s humble, practical, personal—and it’s proven.”
Every Leader Needs to Devour This
“John & I both cut our teeth in business 30 years ago at College Pro Painters. His book is a must-read, packed with actionable strategies for entrepreneurs who want to sustainably build and grow a business without repeating the same mistakes we’ve both made. Every leader needs to devour this”
Failure...It's Such a Harsh Word That Many of Us Seem to Fear and Avoid
“Failure…it’s such a harsh word that many of us seem to fear and avoid. The Author of the $100M Journey takes us on a personal journey showing that ‘Failure’ can be a momentary re-direction leading us to learn and grow, while providing an opportunity for greater success and satisfaction on our journey.”
You Can’t Get to Your Destination Without Embarking on the Correct Journey
“You can’t get to your destination without embarking on the correct journey. John provides a “better-than-GPS” guide to the promised land for every hopeful entrepreneur. John reminds us that if we fall flat on our face, then we are at least falling forward in the pursuit of our entrepreneurial dreams.”
I'm thankful for the advice, guidance, and mentorship offered by John
“I’m thankful for the advice, guidance, and mentorship offered by John. His invaluable insights and constant encouragement played and continue to play a crucial role in my effective transition to a new career. Throughout this journey, John has been a reliable companion, offering expertise and sincere care at every stage and I couldn’t have done it without him.”
About the Book The $100M Journey
The $100 Journey will guide you through the treacherous terrain of entrepreneurship. We'll examine the catastrophic mistakes that have led countless entrepreneurs, including myself, to lose everything they have built. But more importantly, we'll uncover the 7 Principles of Entrepreneurial Success that will empower you to rise above the odds and create the business of your dreams.