My desire out of college was to pursue public accounting, however, when the managing partner at KPMG put me on a consulting project team to work with smaller companies, the contrast was great. His directive for me was to provide him with feedback on every project from an accounting perspective.  
            Senior Manager, John Baumann

Roles and Industry Experience

John has functioned as a CFO, Controller, Cost Management Accountant, Senior Accountant, International Accountant, and Project Manager in these industries:

  • Manufacturing - heavy equipment, electronics, apparel, and construction,
  • Software UX Development Technology
  • Publishing and Physician Recruiting
  • Restaurant/Catering,
  • Wholesale Packaged Foods, and
  • Medical School-NIH Grants Financial Reporting.
John, you have been the absolute best to work with. You are very knowledgeable and a true gentleman. I agree fully with Georgina. We will certainly keep you in mind as we move forward with our company. We were very fortunate to find you for this project.

Best Regards,
Rick Salzar, VP Global Expansion
Signostics, Inc. Adelaide, Australia
John has a broad range of international business and life experience to draw from, which is valuable to start-up entrepreneurs or seasoned business people. I came to know him when he was president of Maharishi Ayurved Corporation, at a time when Ayurveda was unknown to the Western world. He set-up my accounting system for my private practice and has prepared my taxes for years. He is perceptive and it’s enjoyable to work with him. John never seems to be discouraged with obstacles - when faced with a problem, he will find a solution. At various times when I was faced with critical decisions, I felt confident that I could seek his advice. He listened attentively to my concerns and provided me with a balanced perception of choices to consider.

Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.
Johns Hopkins & Stanford Trained
Teacher of Clinical Ayurveda, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, CA

Diverse Company Experience:

He has experience ranging from start-ups and SMB's, to Fortune-100 companies with:

Morpac, X2, Signostics, Terex-USA, Terex-Hydra, Genie Industries, AT&T, Holding Capital Group, Overland Sheepskin, Human Factors International, P&G's Oral-B Labs, Transvision, Inc, Washington University Medical School, Medical Careers Resources, Ltd, Interlaken Publishers, KPMG, St. Louis County, American Red Cross, Camenae Jewelry, United Parcel Service, and Maharishi Ayurved Corporation. 

John is accomplished in all accounting functions with knowledge that is well integrated with GAAP, IFRS, and accepted business practices. He is a former senior manager with KPMG and was on its National Health Care consulting/audit team. 

He has managed financial and VAT audits in Canada, London, and Singapore. His project management includes accounting and cost accounting system conversions, POS retail sales and inventory systems, documenting system procedures and SOX-DOA's, and trained personnel in accounting and sales. 

Education and Software:

John received his Bachelor of Science in Professional Accounting from Southern Illinois University, and a Certificate in Management from Washington University, St. Louis. 

Advanced experience with Windows and Apple's IOS: Excel, Word, Intuit's QuickBooks Enterprise, and Xero. Working knowledge of Oracle's, Hyperion, and SAP. Working knowledge of Google's Spreadsheets and NetSuites. 

What References Say:

Friendly, effective, positive, flexible, motivated, and conscientious communicator who joins-in to collaborate with the company's team members to develop, simplify, and/or resolve problems. John is creative in his thinking looking to create market opportunities that are not available today. 

Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with personnel throughout the company. Focused on the company's wholeness and details while being vigilant with month-end time constraints.