John Potter is Partner in Strategy&'s London office. He focuses on strategic operations issues for consumer goods, automotive, and other industrial goods companies and heads up the Operations Practice for Europe.
A recognised thought leader, Mr. Potter is the author of Strategy& studies including: “Airport operators' quest for efficiency: How airports can focus operational improvement efforts on their addressable drivers of cost” and “The Missing Metric: Measuring Shelf-Space Profitability”.
Before joining Strategy&, Mr. Potter spent nine years on active duty with the U.S. Navy. As a carrier jet pilot, he flew operational sorties and instructed student aviators on advanced jet piloting. Concurrent with performing his flying duties, he carried out ground responsibilities that included managing an airframe-maintenance operation and developing weapons-delivery tactics.
Mr. Potter received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Masters of Management in Manufacturing (MMM) program, a joint program between the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He also holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Yale University.