John Crawford



Career Profile: John Crawford is founder and principal of the Timely Ideas Corporation, an independent business consulting firm that helps companies lead change, increase employee engagement and create organization-wide collaboration. Over the last 18 years, he has worked with global organizations such as Pfizer, Pearson, ITT and Bristol-Myers Squibb to help them design and implement communications that fuel innovation, spread knowledge and improve performance. His assignments frequently involve applying technology to create new capabilities.

Before consulting, John was a vice president with Electronic Systems Associates, helping to improve the company’s information technologies consulting practice. Prior to that, he worked for a variety of fast-moving technology service companies including ComTel Debit Technologies, Metromedia Company and ITT Communications Services, serving in a range of senior marketing and management roles designed to drive sales, improve collaboration and promote growth.

He is an adjunct faculty member in leadership studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) and sits on the Wroxton College advisory council.

Education: John has a business degree from the University of Rhode Island, an M.BA. and master’s degree in organizational psychology from FDU and studied global communications at Wroxton College in England.