John McCarthy

John McCarthy

General Manager at Johannes Leonardo, New York
New York, United States

About me

I'm a senior marketing and business development leader with over 14 years of blue-chip brand building experience, including Google, Coca-Cola, Bezos Family Foundation, GE, UN and Nike.

I love helping organizations grow by defining their purpose and bringing that to life in powerful ways. I've helped brands large and small with re-positioning, marketing and brand strategy, product innovations, global communication architecture, multi-channel creative solutions and digital innovation.

I'm also passionate about building teams and infrastructure that power brands and business to unlock their true potential. And I'm deeply committed to ensuring that business strategy deeply aligns with the broader purpose of an organization.


General Manager
New York, United States
September 2009 - March 2016 (6 years 6 months)
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Director of Strategy
New York, United States
September 2009 - August 2010 (11 months)
Director of Strategic Initiatives
New York, United States
September 2008 - August 2009 (11 months)
Summer Fellow
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 2007 - August 2007 (3 months)
Corporate Social Responsbility
QUALCOMM Incorporated
September 2002 - July 2006 (3 years 10 months)


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2006 - 2008 (2 years)

BA, Liberal Arts, Great Books Program

1997 - 2001 (4 years)

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