John leads a talented finance and accounting team as YA continues its expansion efforts. He brings with him extensive experience in the finance function, most recently holding the role of senior director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Capella Education Company. In that role, he was responsible for all financial planning and forecasting, variance analysis and leading the executive team’s financial review process.
Prior to that, John held several roles in the finance function at Best Buy. He also held roles at The Pillsbury Company and Arthur Andersen LLP. John has earned several academic degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.; a Master of Science of Accountancy from DePaul University in Chicago; and a Master of Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
He also earned a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate. John and his family live in Minneapolis.