Dr. John Robert Hall has been integrally involved in the education management, direct response, and customer relationship management industries since 1993. At G2 Direct Response Services, John developed and oversaw a professional sales organization that transformed G2 into a leading provider of high-end direct response marketing and corporate outsourcing solutions to high-profile call center clients, including the American Red Cross, Walt Disney Company, and Sony Pictures.
In 1998, John co-founded Greenwood & Hall. With an international presence and over 150 employees, the Company has become a market leader in helping universities reinvent and innovate in a rapidly changing higher education marketplace. Greenwood & Hall provides turnkey solutions that enable universities to launch their programs online, ensure student success, and compete effectively. The Company supports universities in all areas of the
student life cycle including recruitment, student experience, retention, financial aid advising, career placement, and alumni development.
As Greenwood & Hall’s CEO, John is a sought-after thought leader in the education management space. He possesses an unparalleled knowledge of the marketplace coupled with an ability to innovate, extensive industry relationships, and a substantial educational background. John is also a respected business leader, successfully incubating and spinning off other well-known education, high value companies including enCircle Media (now US Interactive Media).
John is a trusted advisor to university presidents across the country in the areas of sustainability, the future of higher education, enrollment management, new markets, overcoming institutional resistance to change, and school turnarounds. He has also been a distinguished speaker for groups including the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, United States Distance Learning Association, and The Education Alliance. Industry financial analysts, as well as leading authors who write about the higher education marketplace, have also relied upon his unique knowledge of the space. Further, John has published work in the area of higher education oversight as it relates to accreditation, federal, and market regulation.
Education is not only a profession for John, but also a lifelong passion. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Roosevelt University in Chicago and has mentored college-ready high school students at the Roybal Education Center in Downtown Los Angeles since 2010. John, a dedicated lifelong learner holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, as well as a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California. John was recently appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the California Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC). The ICC helps coordinate various state agencies that provide early intervention services to special needs children.
In addition to his work and education, John is author of Am I Still Autistic? How A Low-Functioning, Slightly Retarded Toddler Become CEO of a Multi-Million Dollar National Corporation. He is an inspirational speaker about Autism and the education of children with special needs. John has been prominently featured on radio and television appearances on ABC, CBS, and FOX. John has spoken nationally to thousands of parents, educators, therapists, and kids/young adults recovering from Autism. Speaking engagements have included major fundraisers, community support groups, therapeutic service providers, school district administrators, universities, service organizations, and a major TedX event.