John Morris

Minneapolis, MN
33 Years of Experience
(612) 385-9199

About John Morris

John is a roll up the sleeves finance executive who has been helping entrepreneurs grow and manage their businesses for over 30 years. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he rose to be a sought after partner, and regional technology industry leader. He then exercised his entrepreneurial bug and helped form and manage a technology services company which he helped sell after seven years of operating success.

John then joined a software as a service company (SaaS) in the mortgage origination and fulfillment sector. While with the company he led the sale of a joint venture and ultimately the sale of the company twice. Once to a partner and the second time he led the sale of the combined entity to a competitor.

Known for being a strong communicator, principled leader, and problem solver; John has been successful at creating and building businesses and relationships. He is able to create positive relationships and results. He has a proven record of creating and improving business processes to enhance efficiency and leverage capital within complex corporate structures.

John’s experience includes:

  • Creating new business from plan to profitable operation
  • Maintaining and building strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Restructuring equity relationships
  • Creating sustainable business models
  • Implementing and utilizing technology to enhance efficiency and productivity
  • Merger and acquisition planning and execution
  • Strategic planning
  • Business process creation, improvement and measurement
  • Joint venture consulting
  • Capital formation strategy
  • Cash flow consulting
  • Product pricing strategy
  • Intellectual property protection and management

John has a Masters degree in Business Taxation from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota where he also earned his Bachelors degree in Accounting. He a member of Financial Executives International. He and his wife Susan live in Minneapolis.

Other Info


  • University of Minnesota

Certificates & Licenses:

  • BSA ’80, MBT ’86


  • Financial Executives International

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