John Fovenesi

Professional History

John has over 40 years of experience in entrepreneurial and business consulting matters, from global organizations, to entrepreneurs with multi-million dollar ideas, to minority-based initiatives. In addition, John owned and operated a TMT franchise with his son for over seven years, participating on their advisory board and annual franchisee meetings. He has also been a subject matter expert at MACPA and other events for the industry for over 25 years.

After graduating from Eastern Michigan University, John began his professional career with Deloitte and Touche. In his 24 years with the firm, John became a partner, and worked on high visibility clients such as Chrysler (15 years) and the $ 1.3 Billion Loan Guarantee Bail Out Program. He was at the firm's national technical office for two years, dealing with leading edge accounting, auditing, SEC and other regulatory issues, and participated in the National Health Care practice in providing training on technical, consultative and reimbursement issues.

John is now a retired partner with 24 years of experience with Deloitte & Touche. For his more than 400 clients he has done:

  • Consulting and accounting
  • Financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Operations improvement
  • Leadership
  • Franchising
  • Fundraising
  • Business development projects


  • GM
  • Ford
  • Chrysler
  • Toyota
  • JCI
  • Lear
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Tigers
  • Orlando Magic
  • Valassis
  • Ramco Gershenson
  • Over 40% of the Hospitals in SE Michigan.

Franchise Clients

  • Little Caesars
  • Two Men and a Truck (TMT)
  • Burger King
  • Weight Watchers
  • Coffee Beanery
  • Auto and supply dealerships

John then spent ten years as vice president (CFO/EVP) of EASi, a global minority-owned 400-person software, engineering and IT solutions company serving the engineering and IT needs of the Global 20 OEMs. Over those ten years, EASi was awarded a Top Ten Global supplier award from Ford, developed: a 125-person on-site IT and engineering staff; a 150-person in-house and offshore solutions group; and a 125-person offshore software development group. Multiple engineering software were launched, over multiple platforms, for over 20 OEMs and 20 automotive suppliers.

For the following eight years, John was a director with Lexington Capital Group and Imperium Global Partners, which is an international advisory, investment and trading company. It includes three Navy Seals, one who has received the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize, and another who launched and became president of a GE finance and leasing company. This company represents more than 50 small and medium company products in the global market place.

John is currently a director of 24 Seven Advisory Services LLC, which is providing advisory services to a number of operations, from the energy shot industry to child-care funding, and other entrepreneurial activities.


  • Graduate and past board leadership
    • Detroit
    • Oakland (co-founder)
    • Macomb
    • Rochester

Client Project Achievements

  • Top 10 Supplier to Ford
  • Best places to work for (Crain – two years)
  • American Society of Employers – Most Innovative HR Award
  • Highest Ranked Global Website for SEO Optimization
  • Best Doctor in USA

Industry Expertise

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Fulfillment
  • Digital media
  • Social networking
  • Sports and entertainment clients
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Franchising to TCM for comics
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Service products
  • Mobile application market for global health
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Cable
  • FSI
  • Content marketing
  • Mitigating consumer complaints
  • CNG fueling
  • Solar application

Technology and Tools

Artificial intelligence provided by GetAbby that powers the CRM systems of US Air, United, Air Tran, Toyota, AFLAC, Pittsburgh Medical to Robertson Technologies. It is considered by Microsoft and the Gates Foundation to be the largest medical database in the world, with the best evidence-based diagnostic tool for the mobile market. It is able to triage on the phone in urban or rural settings, with applications in India, North Africa, and now the US.

Financing Expertise

  • The Chrysler $1.3B bail-out
  • SEC filings for dozens of publicly held clients
  • SBA loans
  • Grants and private placements for entrepreneurial companies
  • Solar to CNG
  • Geothermal
  • Historical
  • New market tax credits
  • Crowd-funding for microbrews


  • Eastern Michigan University – past president of the Alumni Association
  • Oakland University – kitchen cabinet advisory board for the OU Incubator Center

References and endorsements

Please see additional information on John Fovenesi's LinkedIn, and the more than 1,500 endorsements for his skills and expertise in the areas of:

  • start-ups
  • management consulting
  • strategic planning
  • entrepreneurship
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • leadership
  • business development


  • Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island – 100 Year Celebration – four years, advisor
  • Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce – president and board member for 10 years
  • Rochester Schools Foundation – co-founding board member
  • Business and Marketing Plan judge for U of M Ross Business School, and U of M Dearborn – seven years
  • Life Remodeled – Business Advisory Board
  • FaithWorks of Michigan – volunteer
  • Tooth Fairy Foundation – advisor
  • Association for Professional Fundraisers – member
  • Three-year Social Entrepreneurship Collaboration involving more than 20 non-profits – advisor
  • Proposed 1,200 seat Performing Art Center – Greater Rochester Area – past treasurer
  • All The World’s a Stage – board advisor
  • Raising More Money Models for Southwest Solutions and Girl Scouts
  • United Way – Allocations Committee – Youth
  • Visiting Nurses Association – board member
  • Java Hope and course content contributor for Training Academy – board
  • $40M Restoration Proposal for the Detroit Masonic Temple
  • Career Pathing Seminars
    • Kensington Church
    • U of M – Flint
    • Oakland University
    • U of D
    • Deloitte
    • Rochester College
    • Easi Engineering
    • EMU
  • Professional Development Days
    • Rochester and Clarkston High Schools
    • Sport camps
  • Twenty-two-year basketball coach for men and women from eight to 18 years old
  • Twenty-year volunteer for announcing men and women high school basketball
  • Eastern Michigan University – Alumni Association – president and ten-year board member

Other EMU Initiatives

  • Current – First Executive in Residence – Accounting and Finance Dept
  • Dean (Stu Tubbs) Advisory Board
  • Co-founder with John Keros – Annual Alumni Gathering in November
  • Alum participant in Joint Accreditation Committee
  • Founding member with Earl Higgins in E Hoops initiative
  • Young Alum awardee
  • Current – Accounting and Finance Advisory Board
  • Presenter – Professional Development Day with 100 Alums for two years
  • Participated as president of Alumni Association in Commencement Welcome and Board of Regent Retreats
  • Participated and contributed in fundraising for Gary Owens College of Business Building
  • Participated in many strategic planning and focus groups


  • National Leadership Conference
  • National Non-Profit Conference
  • National Healthcare for HFMA