John McKiel has excellent experience in advising companies from East Asia on their entrance strategies into the United States and working with economic developers on business development and lead generation. He assists businesses in site selection process and works with local and state economic developers to develop attraction strategies that best fit their U.S. locations. John finds investors for domestic projects through his international and domestic connections.
John is well versed in operations and process improvements. With certifications in both Change Management and Lean Six Sigma, John has delivered changes and process improvements to bolster the bottom line. His extensive experience in high-level strategic decision-making adds value and ensures the alignment of front-line operational improvements to enterprise-wide strategic directions.
John successfully managed the China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong portfolios at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s SelectUSA Program. He provided strategic direction for the program’s investment attraction operations from the Greater China region and worked directly with companies on their expansions into the United States. He advised on areas including site selection, identification of supply chain and customer locations, and navigation through complex Federal regulations.
Working with the executive team at a community hospital in the Johns Hopkins Medicine network, he successfully initiated numerous process improvement projects and developed business plans and financial outlooks for potential new business lines. John has also developed effective financial models and budgetary tools to determine the downstream impact of investments. As a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, he created a budgetary tool for a large Federal client. He also worked on an economic impact model for the economic development office of a large U.S. city.
John lived in Chinese-speaking countries for more than six years and speaks Mandarin Chinese. He has a BA in Political Science from Indiana University, a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, and a Master of Health Administration from Johns Hopkins University.