John Rehfeld is a seasoned visionary, marketing-driven CEO and outside BOD member with 30 years of software, content and hardware experience in the PC, digital imaging and multi-media industries.

Rehfeld has a strong record in launching and commercializing technical innovations through third party distribution channels into the business and consumer markets. He has long experience in international strategic relationships, especially with senior level management in Asian companies.

Rehfeld also has significant Board of Director experience as an outside board member of five public companies and 12 private companies; he was involved actively in the sale of six of these companies.

He began his career in systems engineering at IBM, and subsequently earned a Harvard M.B.A.

Industry Activities

  • Currently a CEO coach for three high technology companies
  • Chairman Emeritus of the Forum Corporate Directors (FCD) in Orange County.
  • Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Executive MBA Program, Pepperdine University, Silicon Valley and Southern California. Named outstanding Adjunct Professor in the Department
  • Adjunct Professor of Marketing, Executive MBA Program, San Diego University.
  • Authored articles in "Harvard Business Review," "New York Times," "The Corporate Board" and "Directors Monthly"
  • Author of Alchemy of a Leader, (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994)  translated into eight languages and published as a business book on tape
  • Named one of Top 25 Computer Industry Executives by "Computer Reseller News"
  • Former member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and World Presidents Organization