John Hoffmire’s achievements in both the academic and business worlds are extensive. John is regarded as one of the leading experts in his area of work. His pioneering approach as a practitioner and researcher in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan field has been award-winning. John is chairman of Cadence Innova, a change management consulting firm based in London. Before joining Saïd Business School at University of Oxford and becoming the Director of the Center on Business and Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John had a twenty-year career in equity investing, venture capital, consulting and investment banking. As founder and CEO of his own investment-banking firm, he helped employees buy and manage approximately $2.2 billion worth of ESOP stock. John is currently teaching in both leadership and finance at University of Oxford.