John Burnes

Managing Director

Corporate, Managing Directors

John has developed a deep and vast network of local business and political leaders, sports luminaries, educators, and media personalities to collaborate on various business and community projects. Together, we share common goals for improving the economic landscape and enabling the health of our community through strategic growth and environmentally sustainable solutions. One of the keys to success throughout his career has been building strong, mutually beneficial relationships, and he is genuinely interested in exchanging ideas and information to better serve his organization and clients.

John’s expertise lies in maximizing success in sales operations, strategy development and execution, digital transformation, business development, and project management. He also has a proven track record of growing revenue & sales through customer retention, revenue growth strategies, deal negotiations, recovery practices, competitive analysis, positioning, strategic road mapping, and new partnerships.

John’s career path has led him to notable positions, including head of local digital media sales at CBS Digital and VP of Marketing and Sales at Philadelphia Insurance Companies. At Philadelphia Insurance Companies, John led his team in brokerage sales revenue, contributing to the company’s eventual sale to Tokio Marine for $5 billion.

Following a successful tenure at Philadelphia Insurance Companies, John returned to CBS Digital as Director of Digital Media Sales, where he spearheaded significant growth initiatives, including an increase in digital solutions and co-leading the company through a successful M&A process.

Outside of his corporate endeavors, John co-founded The Cobbs Creek Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the landmark Cobbs Creek Golf Course and providing inclusive community programs. His visionary leadership and strategic planning were instrumental in securing unanimous consent from the City of Philadelphia to adopt a 70-year lease for the property, substantial fundraising achievements, and partnership with the Tiger Woods Foundation.


MSc, Organizational Dynamics
University of Pennsylvania

MA, Technology and Education
Temple University

BA, History and Political Science
University of Pittsburgh

Certified Technologist (CIT)
Chestnut Hill College

Project Management Professional (PMP)
Project Management Institute (PMI)