John Leech - Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning

John Leech – Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning

John Leech is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona, having started in this role in January 2018.  Prior to this Leech led the Information Technology functions at a major Thrift company for ten years and then founded and for four years grew a consulting practice providing Information Technology expertise and Business Strategy leadership to Donated goods sourcing and Thrift specialty retailers.

John Leech is a proven CIO and leader with over 35 years success in bringing strategic and integrated Information Technology and Operational solutions to retail, wholesale, manufacturing, distribution, and aerospace companies as well as Federal and State agencies. He is noted for consistently leveraging current and emerging technology to develop business insight, infrastructure, and operational efficiencies for both high growth and mature organizations. He is also recognized for his ability to win broad-based support for IT/Operations investments and to deliver solutions that exceed Business Case expectations.

Leech holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Washington.  Having proudly served for nine years at the start of his career as an Active Duty Air Force Officer and then as a Reservist for seventeen more, he now advises on boards and is a formal mentor for organizations dedicated to assisting Veterans successfully transition to civilian careers.

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