As vice president of corporate development, John Gledhill drives the company’s M&A growth strategy and oversees business acquisitions. As a business philosophy, John subscribes to the art of Stoicism: in business and in life, there are only so many things you can control. However, you can always control your response, and remaining calm in the face of adversity is important to achieving successful outcomes.
Helping guide Sovos’ investment strategy through several successful acquisitions ranks at the top of John’s career highlights. These deals allow Sovos to continue to execute on its holistic strategy of solving the complexity of modern tax around the globe, something he takes great pride in.
Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty is a lesson John learned early on during his career as a naval officer. He believes respect can’t be demanded, but has to be earned ,and the best way to earn a team’s respect is to show them you are willing to get involved in the dirty work to ensure a desired result.
Outside of the office, John is an outdoorsman. He enjoys spending time hiking and exploring the mountains of Vermont. He is also an avid traveler and embarks on a new summer adventure each year with his kids. John credits 15 minutes of meditation a day as providing the mental break needed to function at a high level.
For more, see John’s LinkedIn profile.