John Stoner Joins McKinney Rogers Business Execution Firm Attracts Former Senior Military Officer and McKinsey Operations Leader

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The international business execution firm, McKinney Rogers, today announced the addition of John Stoner as Senior Partner for the Americas Region.  In this role, Stoner will drive business growth for the Americas, serve on the Executive and Operating Committees, and build the brand globally.

"We are thrilled John has joined our team," stated McKinney Rogers CEO Damian McKinney, in making the announcement.  "John is an outstanding leader with unparalleled expertise across many sectors, which will be invaluable in serving our clients and expanding the McKinney Rogers brand globally.  His eighteen years in senior leadership roles for the United States Army ensure that he understands the impact of our Mission Leadership© approach and the value we bring to our clients."

A seasoned business execution professional, Stoner hails from McKinsey & Company where he was a leader in the Operations and Public Sector practices.  While with McKinsey, Stoner worked with clients across a broad range of sectors including Manufacturing, Travel & Logistics, Hi-Tech, Healthcare, Energy, Defense, and Local and National Government on issues covering corporate strategy, performance transformation, lean manufacturing, supply chain, purchasing and supply management, leadership, ERP implementation, organizational design, post-merger management, and retail strategy.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Stoner served in the United States Army where he was assigned to a series of line command positions as an Armor officer, at the U.S. Military Academy where he served as an Associate Professor, and in operations and strategy billets.  His military experience includes deployment as a tank commander, combat operations in Somalia, and serving as Senior Military Assistant to the Vice President of the United States, with responsibility for Emergency Actions (entrusted with carrying 'the Football'). John has earned degrees with Honors from West Point, Harvard, and the U.S. Army's School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and has completed Doctoral studies in International Politics and Economics at the University of Salzburg, Austria as an Olmsted Foundation Fellow.

"I am extremely happy to be joining the leadership team of McKinney Rogers, a unique organization with an outstanding and well-deserved reputation for delivering distinctive impact for the clients it serves," Stoner says, "I look forward to extending and growing that record of client impact and success."

John is married to his college sweetheart, the former Karen Louise Kelly, and is the proud father of Kelly Joy (a Fulbright Scholar studying large cat carnivores in Botswana), and Ellen Elizabeth (a nurse on the Oncology unit of Georgetown University Hospital).

McKinney Rogers' proprietary Mission Leadership© approach drives superior business performance through a holistic approach to business execution even in a time of unstable economies, an increasingly competitive marketplace, and political unrest. Leveraging this unique philosophy, McKinney Rogers empowers business execution by delivering clarity of strategy, organizational alignment, high performance teams and effective performance measurement.

About McKinney Rogers
McKinney Rogers (www.mckinneyrogers.com) is a global firm of business execution experts. Their approach takes its inspiration from military strategy with a series of steps to ensure execution of the business mission effectively. Clients such as Bacardi, Diageo, Pfizer, Wal-Mart and Zurich use McKinney Rogers to raise the performance of their leadership teams. McKinney Rogers now has operations in the U.S., UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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