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John Groarke

In 2005, I decided to also pursue a ‘giving back’ strategy and I dedicate as much pro-bono time as I can to the support of small businesses. In particular; NSW Enterprise Workshop (closed), Women in Film and Television NSW, and now SBMS. I am a long-term supporter of the NSW Government’s small business initiatives – previously Small Business September and MicroBiz Week – and now Small Biz Connect.

I know that I can make a positive and valuable difference to service-oriented businesses, as well as any product business keen to introduce or improve services and/or solutions.

Skills:

  • Planning-
  • Online-
  • Management-
  • Marketing-
  • Sales-

Industries:

  • Education and training-
  • Manufacturing-
  • Professional, scientific and technical services-
  • Wholesale trade-
  • Administrative and support services-
  • Information media and telecommunications-

Spoken Languages:

Primary Locations:

  • Central and North Sydney-
  • Hunter and Central Coast-
  • Illawarra and South East NSW-
  • South & South West Sydney-
  • Sydney Markets-
  • West Sydney and Blue Mountains-

Locations by request:

  • Far South West-
  • Murray and Riverina-
  • New England-
  • North Coast and Mid North Coast-
  • Riverina-
  • Western NSW-
  • (I will also travel to these areas and will be delighted to do so if you request that. Though I support mentees in these areas by Skype and that has been very effective.)

Current Occupation:

Principal | JEGMC (John E Groarke Management Consultant) | www.jegmc.com Senior Partner | FindaConsultant | www.findaconsultant.com

Detailed CV:

In 2005, I decided to also pursue a ‘giving back’ strategy and I dedicate as much pro-bono time as I can to the support of small businesses.  In particular; NSW Enterprise Workshop (closed), Women in Film and Television NSW, and now SBMS.  I am a long-term supporter of the NSW Government’s small business initiatives – previously Small Business September and MicroBiz Week – and now Small Biz Connect.

I know that I can make a positive and valuable difference to service-oriented businesses.

Summary

I have been a management consultant since 1980/1 working for global and local firms in senior client-facing and back-office roles.

Currently, I am:

  1. Principal of a consulting firm that works with services and services-led enterprises to develop sustainable and profitable enterprises.  My whole approach is a mentor-based one and my clients are consultants, professional advisors and product businesses which want to add services and/or solutions to their portfolio.
  2. Senior Partner in a joint venture that provides a lead generation service for consultants.

I also:

  • have provided business mentoring services to clients of the Australian Government’s Enterprise Connect initiative
  • run workshops on consulting and professional advisory topics for some NSW BECs
  • teach courses for the University of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education on consulting topics.
Detail
 
Australia
 
Principal | JEGMC | 2005 – current
Senior Partner | FindaConsultant | 2014 - current
 
Business Operations Manager + Learning & Knowledge Customer Group Leader | Strategy and Change practice | IBM Business Consulting Services | 2002 – 2005
 
Service Delivery Director | Strategy and Change practice | PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting | 2001 – 2002
 
Principal Consultant | IT Strategy and Management practice | PwC Consulting / Price Waterhouse Urwick | 1990 – 2001
 
UK
 
Management Consultant | Independent | 1989 – 1990
 
Managing Consultant | Grant Thornton Management Consultants | 1985 – 1989
 
Internal IT Consultant | Silentnight Holdings | 1984 – 1985
 
Group Management Services Manager | GB Papers | 1974 – 1984
 
Analyst / Programmer | Carreras Rothmans | 1972 – 1974
 

Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Computing Science - University of Glasgow
  • B Sc (Computational Science & Statistics) - University of Dundee
  • Member - Institute of Managers and Leaders

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