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Highly Experienced Business Executive with Track Records of Success


Innovation Facilitator John Di Frances


John Di Frances is the Managing Partner of DI FRANCES & ASSOCIATES, LLC a professional services firm focused on the development of Leadership Excellence, Creative Innovation and Synergistic Outcomes since 1983.  He has been assisting organizations in their Innovation efforts for thirty years.  He offers critical insight into the assessment and consequent analysis of key issues as well as assumed limiting constraints.

John facilitates the development and implementation of high ROI innovation strategies. He has assisted corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations as a facilitator for board meetings, high dollar negotiations, senior executive strategic planning meetings, acquisition and divestiture studies as well as many other applications. As an innovation facilitator, John's goal is to rapidly move the organization forward toward achieving objectives for increased success.




American Bar Association
National Speakers Association
Turnaround Management Association
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Contract Management Association
American Defense Preparedness Association
National Defense Industrial Association
Association of the United States Army
United States Naval Institute




John Di Frances’ professional career spans thirty years of global corporate, nonprofit, academic and government agency experience in senior executive and industry leadership positions.   John has worked with international organizations ranging from aerospace and defense to pharmaceutical; “black” weapons programs and high technology to consumer products; engineering and construction to computers, software and systems as well as religious and philanthropic foundations. His clients have included the U.S. Government, major U.S. corporations such as United Defense, Merck and Medco Pharmaceutical, United Technologies and Textron Corporation as well as numerous offshore corporations, trusts and foundations in Europe and Asia.

John is also an author and
professional innovation keynote speaker

, addressing issues that are relevant to people and organizations today.  John seeks to strip away the limitations of conventional thinking and open his audiences to the untapped possibilities that await them through true “out-of-the-box” thinking.  “Most of our perceived limitations are self imposed,” he states.  “Once we understand this, we take back the power to make to make a positive contribution to solving the widespread problems that confront us as individuals as well as organizationally.”


Ideation & Innovation Consultant and Facilitator