John joined W.B. Grimes in 2011 to run the Global Media, Events & Information Services Group, which has had excellent growth under his tenure, branching out into new regions and more diverse businesses. Under John, the Global Media Events & Information Services client list grew to include many more sellside and buyside retainer clients than the group had ever had in its history. John brings 30 plus years of strategy, business development experience in the global media, events and online services industries, holding positions such as Senior VP of Thomson Financial, (where he grew revenues from $30m to $90m in six years) Senior VP at the Fair Disclosure Financial Network (which grew from zero to $2m in 18 months under his tenure) and various positions early in his career at Dow Jones/Factiva. John has run global strategy, business development and sales/marketing functions in both large and small organizations, including managing international staff. As the new owner of Grimes, McGovern & Associates, John looks forward to continuing the tradition the Grimes family started of helping small to medium sized business owners grow their businesses, and exit at the right time at the best price. John is an avid tennis player, foodie and movie buff (especially spy movies).