John Janney, CFO Phx Area

John Janney

Phoenix, AZ
32 Years of Experience

About John Janney

John began his professional career in financial services in 1986 and later served at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. In 1997, John was recruited by a Public Utility to work on their energy commodity trading desk and later served at a number of energy and utility companies. Positions held included VP of Trading, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and General Manager (CEO).

Under John’s leadership, companies improved their operational and financial performance with comprehensive financial policies and practices, a thorough understanding of enterprise risks, appropriate risk optimization strategies and effective liquidity and capital planning in challenging markets. During this period, John was also active in various utility trade organizations, assuming leadership roles at Public Generating Pool (Chairman) and Large Public Power Council (CEO sponsor for tax and finance task force).

After trying (and not liking) early retirement in 2013, John has been serving a broad array of clients as an executive coach and consultant helping entrepreneurial businesses improve financial performance, expand their operations and, in some cases, develop and execute profitable exit strategies.

In his spare time, when not spending time with his family, John serves (or has served) in various capacities for several for-profit and non-profit Boards, including North Cascades National Bank (loan committee, audit committee), Catholic Family & Child Services (advisory Board) and Holy Family Academy (Chairman).

John received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana, a master’s degree in Finance from Boston College and holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Other Info

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University of Montana – BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Boston College – MSF (Master of Science in Finance)

Certificates & Licenses:

FRM (Financial Risk Manager)


Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)