Summary

Most recently serving as Principal of Simplicity Communications in Denver, Colorado, John Cummings handled a variety of engagements as a strategy consultant, including assisting a $1.5 billion gold and silver company with integrated communications strategy and support and aiding a $2 billion manufacturing firm with sustainability processes and reporting. As Principal, he helped companies in the private and public sectors use sustainability to increase their values. John Cummings also provided insight to strategies for improved business and integrated communications. Notably, he introduced annual sustainability reporting processes to the firm. Previously, John Cummings held the position of Partner with Genesis, Inc, a consulting firm in Denver. He assisted clients with the creation, communication, and execution of strategic initiatives in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, information technology, and real estate. Through his service, many of his clients achieved competitive differentiation and market leadership. Prior to his work at Genesis, John Cummings operated as Director of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Johns Manville, a manufacturing enterprise also in Denver. He was responsible for discovering and encouraging corporate growth and evaluating mergers and acquisition possibilities. He ultimately helped sell the company to Berkshire Hathaway.John Cummings spent more than a decade as Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Nerco in Portland, Oregon. He directed valuation strategies while optimizing shareholder value. Furthermore, he successfully completed an IPO of $500 million and sold the company to Rio Tinto. John Cummings first entered the workforce as the Economic Development Manager for the State of Wyoming. He possesses a Master of Science in Sociology from the University of Wyoming.

Work History

Work History
2011 - 2012

Principal

Simplicity Communications
2004 - 2011

Partner

Genesis, Inc.
2000 - 2002

Director, Corporate Development

Johns Manville
1993 - 2000

Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Johns Manville
1983 - 1993

Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Nerco

Education

Education
1972 - 1976

MA & BS

University of Wyoming