In 1993, AT&T hired John as director of global retail marketing for their newly acquired NCR Corporation. John helped create a professional marketing organization and the programs that supported NCR’s movement toward market-driven R&D.
In 1999, John left corporate life and became CEO and Publisher of his online startup, Business Book Review, a business book summary and subscription service. He managed and edited the work of 11 professional writers, built the business to over 700,000 subscribers worldwide and sold BBR to a larger publishing unit in 2008.
In 2009, John launched the online version of The Literary CoachTM, a consultancy he started in 2005, offering individual consulting and creative workshops for first-time and established authors.
In addition to providing individual coaching and creative workshops, John delivers best practices seminars and webinars on a variety of business and personal skills development topics. He has lectured at the Library of Congress and to growing list of companies, including AT&T, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ford, General Motors, Nintendo, Siemens, and Rockwell Collins.
“Don’t write the book; write the posposal first!”
Emile retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1995, as a Colonel, last serving Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training, Marine Force Reserve. Upon retirement, he worked as an American Express Financial Advisor, later moving to the Shilla Corporation, a regional third party administrator for employee benefits.
In 1998, Emile started the first chapter of Business Network International in Louisiana. He moved to Atlanta in January of 2002 as the Managing Area Director, BNI, Atlanta. The aggressive growth of his region included an extensive educational program for BNI members.
Emile is the Managing Partner of RPM Advisors and is a franchise owner of the Referral Institute. He has been a Referral Institute Master Trainer and has developed a number of referral training programs that are taught nationally. He is also certified as a DISC Practitioner by Personality Insights, Inc. and has conducted DISC training for businesses both large and small. Emile is known for his fast-paced, results oriented training style. His dynamic presentations provide on-the-ground, useful information, mixed with action items and a little fun.
Emile is the Executive Director for Fast Forward Restart, a nonprofit organization working with small businesses and nonprofits in their recovery from major disasters. Current project areas include New Orleans, LA, Livonia, MI, and Rumford, ME.