How I can help you

John is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business as a personal computer consultant straight out of college. It was a time when IBM had just introduced the first PC and the Macintosh still referred to the edible kind of apple.

John has built seven businesses ranging from software training to software development and entrepreneurial coaching. He is a graduate of the Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention.

John's day job is working with Westat, an employee owned firm specializing in social science research, statistical analysis, and evidence-based communications. He consults with the Census Bureau in the development of software for survey collection. He is an evangelist for the balanced adoption of Empirical Process Controls alongside Defined Process. He has extensive experience with Agile Software development methodologies such as Scrum. He has spent several years in depth study of Lean Startup practices and has attended the Lean + Agile DC Executive Summit for the past three years.

John is the principal author of "Application of Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) to Professional Service Firms", JABE. He is currently earning a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and plans to focus on the specialized situation of small to mid sized businesses.

John is a volunteer in the SBA SCORE program and mentors small businesses with a specialization in the psychology of small business ownership. He is also an accomplished speaker celebrating twenty years of experience through Toastmasters International and other venues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services


Institutional Education

CSU Global, Master of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2019
CSU Global, Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership, 2010
School of Hard Knocks, Doctorate, Entrepreneurial Success, ongoing
Allegany College, Certificate of Data Processing, 1984


Distinguished Toastmaster
Robbins-Madanes Strategic Intervention Coaching
MBTI Practitioner
Certified Scrum Master


John Elrick

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video