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John Mascarenhas imageD. John Mascarenhas, MBA, GHG-IQ

D. John Mascarenhas guides established businesses and entrepreneurs as a sustainability and business growth consultant.  In addition to consulting to corporations and ventures, he had operating roles on the founding teams of three successful start-up ventures.  John works closely with clients to create and define sustainable business strategy, prioritize goals and initiatives, and develop clear implementation plans. 


John’s expertise includes: sustainable management practices; developing strategy and execution plans; and building revenue-generating partnerships. He is able to bring experience and business acumen to bear in synthesizing business elements into executable plans.  As a consultant, he actively listens to clients, applies proven methodologies, adds insight and guidance, and supports them in achieving ambitious goals.


Since April 2007, John has worked exclusively in the evolving field of Sustainable Business, including being the second Director of the Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance, a program of Foresight Design Initiative.  There, he supported “green and greening” members and potential members and developed programs to meet the needs of mid-size and larger Chicago businesses.  John currently works with Ambassador Organics, GreenMan, GreenSpace and other sustainable ventures.  In the area of sustainable business, John participates in panels, moderates panels, and gives presentations.    


John’s consulting experience includes managing a post-merger strategy and execution project for a $1.5 billion mobile telecom infrastructure company.  He successfully managed a project that resulted in a well-developed and aligned strategy from the CEO to Director levels across six global product group divisions.  John’s prior operating roles include strategy, partnership development, business development, and marketing strategy with FullAudio (digital music service, later sold to AOL), Second Cycle (web-based process improvement software) and Digital Senseworks (design and integration of smart home systems).  Previous to that, he had eight years of increasing responsibilities in commercial real estate finance with two national corporations.


John earned an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School, and a BA in Economics from Bucknell University. John is a graduate of the Executive Program in Sustainable Management at the Presidio School of Management. He is becoming certified in GHG inventory quantification and LEED.  He is a member of ISSP, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Net Impact, and the Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance. John guides established businesses and entrepreneurs as a sustainability and business growth consultant.  In addition to consulting to corporations and ventures, he had operating roles on the founding teams of three successful start-up ventures.  John works closely with clients to create and define sustainable business strategy, prioritize goals and initiatives, and develop clear implementation plans.