Founder and Chief Alignment Officer (CAO)
|Expertise:||Consultant, Entrepreneur, Professional Development Coach|
|Years Experience:||20+ Years|
|Schools:||Duquesne University, Columbia University|
|Favorite Books:||The Lean Startup, We Need to Have a Word, StrengthsFinder 2.0|
|Favorite Hobbies:||brainstorming, Reading, entertaining, writing|
|Title:||Founder and Chief Alignment Officer (CAO)|
|Number of employees:||12|
Top-Ranked Globally as Mentor for Start-Ups
(Among top 100 of 1,500+ mentors for a Silicon Valley-based start-up incubator which operates in 24+ cities around the world)
Alignment Strategist for (1) People-Plan Alignment, (2) Seller-Buyer Alignment, and (3) Work-Life Alignment
Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Author, Mentor, and Interim C-Level Officer John Dallas is Founder and Chief Alignment Officer (CAO) of Hillview Partners Network LLC, a team of independent consultants, executive coaches, and public speakers; credentialed individuals preeminent in fields related to strategic alignment of people, money, technology, and other resources.
John aligns people with plans. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to owners of sole proprietorships and other individuals. Among other affiliations, John is associated with a global leadership development firm that provides organizational development consulting, team facilitation, and executive coaching.
He is formerly President of five technology-based national service companies in New York, suburban Washington, D.C., and Chicago. His prior CEO post was President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Title Credit Services, Inc., then the nation’s largest high-tech aggregator of consumer credit data for banks and other financial services institutions. Before moving to Chicago, in Virginia he was the lead co-founder and served as President of CreditComm Services, now known as Intersections, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed public company.
John’s entrepreneurial roots run deep. While majoring in journalism at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University, John started a student-run publicity service for high-profile nonprofit groups. When for-profit companies started to hire his award-winning young team, in 1972 a regional advertising agency acquired his small business. At age 22 John was named the buyer’s Vice President, Public Relations. One year later he was recruited to a totally new career in New York City.
For 20 years in Manhattan, he led three pacesetting tech-based service companies: National Business Intelligence Corp. (renamed ETX Corporation), Group Concepts Capital Corp., and Market Access Resources Corp. (MARCOR).
At New York’s Columbia University he continued his studies. His work continues to allow him to attend many senior-level training, education and informational events in business, finance, law, journalism, politics, and leadership.
Numerous activities expand his breadth of experience and his views. While Chairman for two years of Technology Leadership Forum (TechForum) at the Union League Club of Chicago, he was voted by peers as one of the region’s Top 100 Technology Leaders. He was the first Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Leadership Arts Certificate Program of The University of Chicago’s Graham School. On Fox TV-Chicago John frequently appeared on the Emmy Award-winning series “nextTV,” featuring entrepreneurial success stories. Locally and nationally, he has been interviewed on ABC, CBS and NBC. Frequently he appeared on CAN-TV as a guest and host for an etiquette foundation’s weekly call-in community television series. He has appeared on radio talk programs, and has been included in newspaper articles, blogs, and online information resources. For many years John remains a highly regarded guest lecturer at universities and other schools.
He has held elected leadership posts in large urban churches in Pittsburgh and New York City. In 2001 he was elected and ordained as an Elder for Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, where for two years he chaired the Congregational Life Committee, and moderated lay leadership training workshops.
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