John Okenwa

Washington, DC

John believes in the transformational power of great leadership and brings this conviction to his work at ghSMART, where he advises CEOs and senior executives, private equity investors, and boards to help them harness the full potential of their greatest asset – people. His focus areas include executive talent assessment and selection, top team effectiveness, succession planning, and executive coaching.

John has lived and worked in Nigeria, the UK, and the US, and is a native Igbo speaker.

Career Highlights:

McKinsey & Company, Engagement Manager

CardinalStone, Private Equity Investor

AppNexus, Consultant

Goldman Sachs, Associate


Harvard Kennedy School, MPA

The Wharton School, MBA

University of Maryland at College Park, BS