John B. Goodman
John Goodman is the managing director of Accenture’s U.S Defense group. John is responsible for Accenture’s work across the Department of Defense and Intelligence agencies, focused on improving operational performance in areas such as logistics, readiness, personnel management, financial management, C4ISR, technology, security, and research and development.
Prior to this role, John led the global management consulting practice for the Public Service Operating Group. John was earlier a member of the Communications & High Technology practice, where he worked in a number of industries, including aerospace, computers, network equipment, software, and test equipment.
Before joining Accenture in 1998, John served for five years in the Federal Government. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Industrial Affairs & Installations). John led the development and implementation of DoD’s successful military housing privatization initiative, worked with local communities to enable the productive reuse of closing military bases, and guided the analysis of industrial base issues, including defense mergers and acquisitions. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Affairs. In recognition of his contributions, John was awarded both the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the Department of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.
From 1993 to 1994, John served on the staff of the National Economic Council, the White House office responsible for coordination of economic policy. He managed the development of policy on industrial issues, including steel, aluminum, shipbuilding, aeronautics, and electronic packaging.
Before the NEC, John was an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he taught, conducted research, and consulted in the areas of business strategy, international business, and business-government relations. He is the author of Monetary Sovereignty, as well as numerous articles, chapters, reports, and HBS case studies. Earlier in his career, John worked on the staff of Congressman Lee H. Hamilton and served as a consultant to the Joint Economic Committee.
John is a member of the Advisory Board of Our Military Kids, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the children of deployed members of the National Guard and Reserves. He is also a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. John served as a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Industrial Structure for Transformation.
John received his B.A. summa cum laude from Middlebury College in 1979 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1983 and 1987. He resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Sherri and their three children – Natalie, Robert, and Matthew.