SPP Leadership Team


John Gillis, Ed.D.

Executive People Planning Partner

Dr. John Gillis is an Executive People Planning Partner with a focus on change management and strategic business value. He builds collaborative business relationships with his client and internal consulting team to successfully deliver implementations impacting human capital. John was a Certified Management Consultant for IBM’s Strategic Change and Business Transformation solution groups, a Human Performance Management Consultant for Accenture, a Performance Consultant for Convergys, the Performance Consultant Practice Leader at Element K, and Leadership Products for Center for Creative Leadership. He is a regular author, speaker, & moderator at organizations such as Human Capital Media, International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), and Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).
Giving back to the community, he is a Young Life committee member, and was previously a board member for the Austin Leadership Forum and an examiner for the Ethics in Business Awards and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. He is also the founder of CampLIFE!, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, with a mission to provide for the families of deceased soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He holds a B.A. from the University of Texas in Psychology, an MBA from Baylor University, and an Ed.D. form the University of Pennsylvania – Graduate School of Education and Wharton Business School.

Areas of Expertise

Business and Process Improvement

Change Management

Global Talent Management

Human Capital

Leadership Development

Learning and Performance Consulting

Organizational Development

Strategic Outsourcing