John Burgess

Founder and Managing Director


John Burgess

John R. Burgess founded IPA in Chicago in September 1991 and has been the driving force behind IPA’s success ever since.

IPA has become the largest management consulting company in the world serving the needs of small and medium-size businesses in the US and Canada which have revenues of $600,000 to $100,000,000.

In 2004 IPA had revenues of nearly $200,000,000. No other management consulting company has reached $100 million in revenues faster than IPA. In 2004, IPA was ranked by Consultant’s News as the 56th largest consulting company in the world for all types of businesses. In November 2004, Crain’s Chicago Business ranked IPA as the 6th largest management consulting company in Chicago.

Throughout IPA’s history, John Burgess has provided the company with an ever-expanding vision to serve the needs of small and medium-size businesses. IPA has become the premier business development company for entrepreneurs in North America.

Prior to founding IPA, Mr. Burgess was a commodities trader with the Chicago Board of Trade, practiced law in New York and was an executive with a management consulting firm.

Mr. Burgess received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roger Williams College, Providence, Rhode Island and a Juris Doctor from the New England College of Law, Boston, Mass.

Some of Mr. Burgess’s personal affiliations and recognitions have included the following:

Who’s Who Worldwide
Who’s Who in Top Professionals
Entrepreneur of the Year (finalist), Ernst & Young, Merrill Lynch
Business Man of the Year, Illinois, National Republican Congressional Committee
Member, Democratic National Committee, Presidential Leadership Circle
Member, National Republican Congressional Committee, Business Advisory Council

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