• About John Sykstus

    John Sykstus is a financial strategist who has been helping organizations realize growth potential for over 25 years. An MBA graduate from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and CPA, he is widely recognized for his uncanny aptitude for analysis. Mr. Sykstus is able to identify strengths and liabilities at a glance, and his cross-market expertise allows him to develop airtight growth plans that help management and employees evolve together.


    Context is a priority for Mr. Sykstus. His approach to transformation involves rigorous study of an organization’s history, and he understands that a corporate culture’s idiosyncrasies are often the stitches that hold it together. The growth programming that Mr. Sykstus develops is tailored specifically for each client, tailored to preserve the quirks that make a business unique while leveling their sights on the future.


    When Mr. Sykstus isn’t poring over balance sheets and white papers, he devotes as much time as he can to family and faith. Through his church, he has become involved with Youth-Reach Houston and Family point Resources, two charity organizations that serve the local community through education and athletic programs.

  • "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."


    -- Winston S. Churchill

  • Education

    U.S. Coast Guard Academy

    New London, CT

    BS Cum Laude – Mathematical Science & Electrical Engineering

    Northwestern University

    J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management

    MBA with Honors

    DePaul University

    Chicago, IL

    Additional Course work in Accounting

  • Certifications & Awards

    • Certified Public Accountant
    • U.S. Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Achievement 
    • MCI/ Verizon Business – Financial professional of the Year; 2005 – 2006
    • Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, regional finalist – 2011

  • Professional Experience

    John Sykstus is a financial strategist with 25 years of experience helping businesses realize growth potential. Through rigorous analysis of an organization’s history and current market climate, he develops turnaround strategies that transform systemic difficulties into efficiency solutions.

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