John completed his MBA at Goizueta Business School in 2005 and a BA in Economics from University of Southern California. He is a management consultant with 20+ years of experience working with executives to make difficult decisions and implement sustainable change.
Experience at Deloitte Consulting and Fortune 500 companies as an internal consultant to scope projects, lead teams, and develop competitive advantage. Strong believer in the consulting process as the most effective way to tackle complex and ambiguous problems - turning data into insights, drawing out consensus, and driving change through pragmatic plans. Fighting complexity with simplicity.
Extensive experience with B2B equipment manufacturers - Applied Materials, AGCO, Philips - to improve profitability through strategic planning, channel marketing, pricing optimization, and cost-reduction.
Areas of Expertise (6)
Emory University, Atlanta, GA: M.B.A., Strategy and Management Consulting 2005
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA: B.A., Economics 1993
Media Appearances (3)
Goizueta Business School welcomes new faculty
Goizueta welcomes new faculty including (from left to right) Vilma Todri, assistant professor of information systems & operations management; Rohan Ganduri, assistant professor of finance; Jesse Bockstedt, associate professor of information systems & operations management; Cassandra Estep, assistant professor of accounting; Karl Schuhmacher, assistant professor of accounting; Inyoung Chae, assistant professor of marketing; Demetrius Lewis, assistant professor of organization & management; Morgan Ward, assistant professor of marketing; and Tian Heong Chan, assistant professor of information systems & operations management. John Kim, not pictured, is a lecturer in organization & management.
“We are thrilled about these additions to our team,” says Kristy Towry, vice dean for faculty & research, Goizueta Term Chair in Accounting, and professor of accounting. “They are all innovators in their fields, and I can’t wait to see what new knowledge they’ll bring to the table here at Goizueta.”
2018 Top 50 Undergraduate Professors: John Kim, Emory University (Goizueta)
Poets & Quants online
Organization and Management professor John Kim says he knew he wanted to be a business school professor once he realized his extensive experience as a management consultant was really an undercover way of teaching business. The consulting professional turned business professor now teaches strategic management, management consulting, and healthcare strategy to Goizueta Business School undergrads. He also oversees Goizueta’s Business Institute, a three-week business bootcamp for non-business majors. When he’s not teaching undergrads, Kim can be found blogging about the role of a management consultant and related topics including tips and tricks for interviewing clients and how to solve complex business problems. Kim’s blog, “Consultant’s Mind,” is consistently rated as one of the top leading management consulting blogs and websites to follow.
John Kim: Teacher, Blogger, Jedi Master
The Emory Wheel online
A quick Google search for “consulting blog” registers the blog of Emory Lecturer in Organization and Management John Kim (05B), “Consultant’s Mind,” as the first result. Kim created Consultant’s Mind in April 2012 to define the role of consultants and how they “think a bit differently” compared to employees in other business divisions, he said.
“Increasingly, people want to know what your point of view is,” Kim said. “They really want to know that you have an opinion and [you are] able to back that up with data.”
With over 400 blog posts in his repertoire, Kim provides commentary and videos on a multitude of business-focused topics, including tips and tricks for interviewing clients and solving complex business problems. He publishes five to seven times per month, and has been posting for over five years.