Digital and Internet of Things Strategy and Execution
Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal, keynote speaker and author. Mr. Rossman is an expert at crafting and assisting clients implement innovative and digital business models and capabilities including Internet of Things, marketplaces and API driven platform business models.. He is a sought after speaker on creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation. Mr. Rossman has worked with clients across various industries, including retail, insurance, education, forest products, industrial products and transportation.
Mr. Rossman’s notable assignments include The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Nordstrom and several of the world’s leading retail and insurance organizations.
Prior to A&M, John was an executive at Amazon.com where he launched the third party selling platform, and ran the merchant services business.
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- Oregon State University
BS, Industrial Engineering
- Resides in San Clemente, California
Former Amazon Executive
Responsible for launching and scaling Amazon marketplace business, which is now over 50% of all units sold at Amazon.com. Also responsible for the enterprise services business with responsibilities for Toys R Us, Target.com, NBA.com and other great brands.
Frequent keynote speaker and leads workshops on a wide variety of innovation, internet of things, digital strategy and creating a culture of agility, trail and error, scaling and accountability. My goal is to give people tools they can immediately use to operate differently (like we would at Amazon). Please contact me to discuss your event ([email protected])
Sought after expert commentary regarding Amazon as interviewed by New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg and many others
Author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles of the World’s Most Disruptive Company, now in its second edition. The reviews and feedback have been tremendous.
Author of The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World’s Leading Internet of Things Strategies. This is a must read for buisness people wanting to understand how connected devices could impact their business and industry and who need to build a strategy and culture for IoT.
One of the leading corporate advisors in helping clients acheive both operationals excellence and innovation. I typically work across cross functional teams, and often across multiple enterprises to execute complex programs. I do both coaching assignments and larger consulting assignments. Alvarez and Marsal is known for brining independant advise, operator skills and senior experience to help our clients tackle their hardest and most valuable business opportunities.
Key Media Interviews
- Geekwire: New book explores how the Internet of Things is reshaping businessRead Here
- The Birth of Amazon’s 3rd Party Platform with John RossmanListen Here
- September, 2014: New York Times — Examing the Amazon WayRead Here
- June, 2014: Geekwire Podcast InterviewListen Here
- June, 2014: CNBC Closing Bell InterviewWatch Here
Digital Strategy & Internet of Things
- Preeminent independent authority on Amazon.com
- Digital disruption
- API driven business models and architectures
- Internet of Things strategies, business models and programs
- Customer experience
- Customer self-service
- Company integration
- Distribution and sales channel management
- Large scale merger planning and integration
- Systems and process integration
- Multi-channel integration
- Large-scale program management
- Social sector multi-party complex engagements
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