John Boyle

Founder, Convergency Partners

John Boyle is an expert in the areas of C-level performance, business strategy, management structure, talent planning, strategic alignment and culture.

During a career spanning 25 years as an executive and consultant, he has served on executive management teams of several Fortune 50 companies in the technology, communications, software and consumer product industries.John’s roles have included: leadership in strategy, change management, talent planning and executive development.

As the Chief Growth Officer and Senior Partner of The Clarion Group, John was responsible for the firm’s business growth and core IP development. He was also responsible for consulting operations in the western U.S.

Earlier in his career, John led a nationwide initiative for the U.S. Department of Labor in which he and his team developed a software-based smart career-job matching system for state and Federal programs as well as for various applications in the private sector.

As a consultant, John has worked extensively with CEOs, executive groups and Boards in leading change by working collaboratively “outside-in and inside-out.” He has also been effective in network-based Innovative and Center of Excellence “learn-and- leverage” environments. John’s experience enables him to work with executives on the “hard” aspects of their business planning and execution as well as the “soft” aspects concerning leadership, culture and team performance.

John has a B.A. in Psychology from Virginia Wesleyan College, an M.A. in Industrial- Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Ph.D. (ABD) in Psychometrics from Fordham University.

He has served on the Advisory Board for the Future of Organization Development and President of the Applied Psychometric Society. He is also a member of the Organization Design Forum, the Organization Development Network, and the Bay Area Organizational Development Network. In addition, he is an M.B.A. Mentor to the Albers School of Business at Seattle University and Board President-elect of the Montessori Children’s House. Finally, John is a member of the Washington Technology Industry Alliance.

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  • Damaging Consequences From a Lack of Leadership

    We need to double down on collective leadership in both the public and private sectors. It’s the only way to make things work in what many would call our broken society – a society in which people (whether they’re...

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