John Christophersen

John has been involved in the electronics industry for over 30 years. From etching PC boards and hand wrapping transformers for emergency vehicles to teaching advanced server courses for IT professionals, he has experienced much of the changes that have occurred in the field of computing. Along the way he has started and sold several businesses, including an advertising specialty firm, an analog/digital recording studio during the early digital recording revolution and in 2007 a computer reseller & service center.

John was CEO of the largest independent Apple dealer in the Chicago Metro area. He led the transformation of his company from a retail sales and break/fix Service Company to an outbound sales driven organization specializing in technology engineering services. During his tenure, the company received several awards including Fastest Growing Apple Specialist in 1999.

As a member of the Apple Reseller Advisory Council for over 7 years, John helped develop and refine the Apple Certified Training Center program and met yearly with senior Apple management regarding channel policy. He served on the Service Advisory Board as well, offering guidance on tactical and programmatic strategy.

Currently consulting to PC and Apple VARs, John brings a combination of technical, sales and management skills to his work. He frequently leads both technical and sales training classes and is a regular keynote speaker at dealer events.