|More than 30 years business leadership and financial management experience
|North American and international experience with SHL and Accenture
|B Comm from the University of British Columbia, CA
John Bean is a management executive who has increased revenues and profits and opened new markets. He has developed business plans, raised venture capital and negotiated deals with major corporations. John has built new businesses and has expanded existing businesses into new markets. He has led business development programs that resulted in multi-million dollar revenue streams. Mr. Bean has directed dozens of projects, which were completed on-time and on-budget.
Prior to joining Underground Energy, Mr. Bean was the principal of InSpire Consulting Services Ltd., providing bridge management services and senior executive counsel to CEOs in the areas of business strategy, sales & marketing, business development, financial management and general management.
Prior to founding InSpire, John was an Executive Vice President of SHL Systemhouse when revenues tripled from $400 million to $1.2 billion. He was a member of SHL’s Executive Council and was responsible for extending SHL’s global reach in Asia Pacific. He established joint ventures with Mitsui in Japan, with Tong Yang in Korea and with BHP in Australia. Prior to joining SHL, Mr. Bean was a partner with Accenture, where he developed a solid reputation for winning and delivering major business consulting services projects in the energy, communications, airline, financial services, construction, education, hospitality, real estate and manufacturing sectors.
Mr. Bean has served on the boards of General Fusion Inc., SyncWave Energy Inc., TAP Ventures, Inc., RSI International, BC Technologies Industry Association, Accenture’s CSTaR (Center for Strategic Technology Research), and Bobolink Daycare Society for Deaf Children.
John has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.