John North has always been a high achiever. Some of his awards and titles include:
- #1 International Best Selling Author of “Everything You Know About Marketing is Wrong”
- #1 International Best Selling Author of “What Most Business Owners Don’t Know About Internet Marketing”
- Fellow of Institute of Public Accountants
- Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year
- Top 2 in Global Sales for Sage Pastel International (out of 60 countries)
- Sage Pastel International Customer Service Award (2005 and 2006)
- Member of Hills District Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member of Northern Lakes Regional Business Chamber
CEO and Founder of Evolve Systems Group (2001…Present)
Evolve Systems Group is a network of high tech apps and IT solutions that aim at helping businesses achieve their goals, be they related to market exposure or generating sales. With knowledge of IT solutions and experience in consulting, John created the perfect package for businesses: Evolve Your Business. He empowers business owners to grow their business and provides them with the solutions that can help them pull that off.
CEO and Founder of the Software Alliance Group (2001…Present)
He inspired Pastel Software to merge with Sage Distribution Australia, forming the Software Alliance Group. Through this new venture, grow to over 23 staff members, 60 resellers, 5000 customers, and millions of dollars in recurring income.
Managing Director at Sage Pastel Australia (2001…2013)
With experience with accounting software and running a large consulting business, John was called on for the position of Managing Director for Sage Pastel Australia. Six months later, he made an agreement to become an sole independent distributor for Australia and New Zealand. John then took the failing distribution company and grew and merged with the local Sage Distribution to create jobs for 23 staff, recruited 60 resellers and 5000 customers . Putting John’s innovative mind to work he created an annual multi-million dollar recurring income strategy that was quickly taken on by the rest of IT industry.
Managing Director at Complete Business Results (1990…2001)
Complete Business Results allowed John to use his natural talents and marketing skills to shine. He became the No. 1 Australian reseller of Sage Pastel and created a business that proudly boasted millions of dollars in recurring business. John even had time to start a Personal Development business that saw him to be one of the highest qualified consultants in Australia.
Commerical Manager’s Assistant at Westpac Bank (1980…1990)
During his time with Westpac John studied for an Associate Diploma in Business (Accounting). During his time John has climbed the corporate ladder quicker than most people do within a lifetime. He was quickly promoted through ranks from a Bank Teller to eventually Commercial Manager’s Assistant.