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JOHN BALTES
CEO, President and Principal - SVA, A Professional Services Company
On the Job

John is CEO overseeing the family of SVA companies. He is a tenured member of SVA’s Board of Directors where he has served as Chair. In John’s years of service, he is credited with founding SVA Consulting and has been instrumental in leading many firm-wide growth initiatives around business development, change and innovation.

John began his career at Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) where he implemented solutions for large organizations entering into emerging markets. He founded SVA Consulting out of his desire to bring a similar experience to organizations smaller than Fortune 500 stature.

Having 30 years of leadership and business strategy experience in combination with a strong data systems background, John offers clients a unique insight into how to succeed in today’s challenging business climate. He specializes in working with clients who are at the inception stage of a new business or are looking to renew their existing business with new capabilities.

John serves in an advisory role beyond SVA, those have included; a healthcare technology-focused venture capital fund, a Fortune 100 software publisher, a number of client steering committees and several community-focused organizations. He continues to be a requested speaker for national and local conventions on a variety of business topics.

Off the Job

In his spare time, John enjoys a variety of outdoor activities and spending time with family. Some of their favorites include snowboarding, dirt biking, hunting, boating, and various sports throughout the year.

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Areas Of Expertise
  • Business Process Consulting
  • Technology Strategy Consulting
  • Systems Consulting
Industries
  • Professional Services
  • Private and Public Companies
  • Emerging Life Sciences
  • Government Contractors
Education
  • Northern Michigan University - Bachelor of Science - Business Administration/Management Information Systems - Graduated Magna Cum Laude
The following is a partial list of the topics John covers:
  • How to Create an IT Strategy that is Business Impacting
    • Aligning technology with the direction of the business
    • Managing your technology investment by buffering your organization from volatility in the technology marketplace
    • Lesson’s learned from 30 years of deploying technology into organizations
  • Business Intelligence – Executive Education
    • Creating a competitive advantage for your organization using information
    • Evaluate alternative approaches in providing information to the business
    • Lessons learned from 30+ years of implementing systems
John has spoken to audiences at:
  • Connect Information Technology Conference 
  • Convergence – a national, Microsoft led conference
  • Wisconsin Assisted Living Association Annual Conference
  • Several local Chamber of Commerce events
  • Dozens of educational webinars and seminars
  • Numerous technology-based conferences and expos
  • Guest lecturer at UW-Stout