John Smolucha

John has enjoyed a 25-year career in developing and executing the strategies that successfully reposition companies and create new market segments. He has held executive positions at Enea AB, Motorola Semiconductor, Metrowerks Corporation, Encirq Corporation, and Software Development Systems. His experience spans a variety of industries ranging from semiconductors to telecommunications software to mobile handsets.

Industry colleagues refer to Smolucha as “one of those rare and truly inspiring leaders who takes on the ‘whole of it’ - with an uncanny ability to translate strategic vision into clear concise plans of action”. Extraordinary technical acumen combined with an engaging presentation style compliments his business skills. He is a frequently featured speaker at major industry events.

Smolucha spent the early part of his career working on missile guidance systems for the Department of Defense. He was awarded the U.S. Navy Medal of Achievement for outstanding leadership and technical expertise during the Persian Gulf crisis. After leaving the Defense industry he worked in the field of high-energy physics, where he helped design and implement many of the real-time control systems that powered the 

first super-conducting particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Smolucha  attended the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, is a graduate of the Landmark Education curriculum for Transformational Leadership and served as vice president of the D89 Board of Education in DuPage County, Illinois.