John Cox is President/CEO of The ROME Group, Inc., an international consulting firm focused on the convergence and integration of Finance, Operations and Strategic Planning. He is an expert in Operational Excellence. Frequently Dr. Cox appears on network radio and television discussing business and management issues.
Previously John has served as CFO for several national and international firms in a variety of industries – manufacturing, package goods, homebuilding, healthcare, and technology.
John’s firm, The ROME Group, Inc., works with the corporate leadership of firm’s around the globe to examine and improve their core business operations resulting in increased profitability and long term sustainability. ROME’s methodology focuses on the convergence and integration of Finance, Operations and Strategic Planning. Finance is led to take a more active role in operations; expanding their role as a knowledgeable and trusted advisor integrating Finance, Operations and Strategic Planning to produce increased profits and long-term, sustainability growth. Some of the companies benefitting from his expertise: International Paper, Sara Lee Foods, Anheuser-Busch, Nestle Foods, KWS Manufacturing, Home Depot, Riviana Foods, HCA Corporation, Cabela’s, Republic Financial, Masonite and Hill Pet Products.
An inspiring speaker, Dr. Cox delivers workshops and keynote addresses each year to businesses, organizations and trade associations. His topics cover a variety of business issues. John is an active member of the National Speakers Association, The Deming Group, the American Society of Quality, the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club, the American Marketing Association, the Servant Leadership Network, International Society of Six Sigma Professionals, International Society for Operational Excellence plus several other professional associations.
John has authored three books and published numerous articles on various business related topics. Also, John is a Visiting Professor at several leading universities, e.g., the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Dallas, the University of Alabama, etc. Dr. Cox was a 2012-13 recipient of the AICPA Outstanding Instructor Award.
John received his B.S. and MBA from Auburn University, MS (Statistics) from University of Texas and his JD from the University of Alabama.