Business Advisor for Mensante Corporation
John Randolph is the Founder and Chairman of Canadian Forces & Families. Founded in 2006, with the support of General Rick Hillier (CDS), Forces & Families is a Canadian volunteer organization that provides support to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Veterans and their families. Under the leadership of chairman John Randolph, Forces & Families has helped raise charitable revenues in support of DND’s Military Families Fund (the charity) and also help CAF men and women, their families and veterans to connect with Canadians through events such as Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Days, to help improve morale, build mutual understanding, awareness and respect.
Beginning in 2013 at the request of the then Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) Forces & Families has planned and launched its Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans ‘Family Health and Mental Wellness Outreach Programs’. These programs now form the foundation of all projects and programs. John Randolph is a graduate of the University of Guelph, BA, in English literature. He has completed the executive studies program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management, Center of Information Systems Research (CISR) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also completed the Public Executive Program at the Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University. In addition, he attended a special executive course offering for ‘Negotiation Skills in the Public Sector’, at the Harvard Law School with Professor William Ury. The author of ‘Getting to Yes’. John has been a guest lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard School of Business. He has received the Distinguished Services Medal, Canada’s highest civilian award – 2007 and a Commendation for service to the Canadian Armed Forces in 2011. John is a former Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Officer (CIO) with the Ontario Ministry of Revenue and the Ontario Management Board of Cabinet. He has 25 years experience consulting to the Government of Canada and Canadian industries. He is currently a Senior Vice President with Treacy & Co. in Needham, Massachusetts based in Toronto.