John Clese

John Clese

John serves as the Director of New Business Development and is the leader of Virtual Workforce Consulting services for Achurch. He works with businesses and associations by assessing and evaluating their needs, matching them with the appropriate services, educating and training them through to the implementation of services and beyond. John helped create and co-presents the Virtual Workforce Consulting curriculum for Achurch Consulting. He has led the transition to remote teams for more than a decade and is passionate about coaching companies on how to successfully manage a remote workforce.

John comes to virtual workforce design via his technical expertise. He has experience in SaaS product development for both the nonprofit charitable sector and association marketplace. While working with Abila (now Community Brands), he worked with software developers to create the A-Score™, a proprietary member and donor scoring for the company’s AMS (netForum). In addition, he has worked on multiple annual fundraising campaigns as a consultant to major charities and led a $12 million capital campaign as an organization executive for the YMCA.

John earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston College and currently lives in West Michigan. He is an avid cook, landscape designer, and cyclist.