John joined RGS in 2018 as an Advisor. John has significant experience in managing public and private sector budgets and has been responsible for all aspects of purchasing and material management, including supervision of employees. In previous positions, John negotiated high value technology and engineering contracts, made revisions of a purchasing ordinance, wrote a comprehensive purchasing manual, and initiated policy changes which significantly streamlined operations. He implemented an on-line supplier registration and bid management system, enabled job order contracting, created an interactive purchasing home page, and initiated a web-based surplus property disposal program.
John has a Master of Public Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) and a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.).