John Cronin

 Mr. Cronin is an accomplished business leader, strategist and manager.   He currently serves as the COO for Global Transformation Strategies  providing servant leadership coaching and lean project management  services.   From 2006 thru 2011, John served as the State Director of  the RI SBDC facilitating the successful start-up of 156 new businesses  and the growth or sustainability of over 2,300 existing businesses.    John also served as the CEO / executive Coach of RI Manufacturing  Extension Services where his lean/6-sigma teams helped sustain and grow  over 600 manufacturers reporting the highest customer satisfaction rate  in New England.   Previous leadership roles include: executive director  of an employment & training board; operations director of an  economic innovation center; environmental planner for Aquidneck Island  and town planner for North Kingstown.  He is currently the RI Chair of  SBANE, an active home brewer, and a proud grandfather.  John earned a BA  degree in economics from Brown and masters in community planning from  URI.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors.