JOHN OGDEN's many years as a leader in business and in professional associations, led him to develop a keen interest and expertise in strategic and tactical issues connected to providing professional service. This led John to form Innovative Results LLC, in 2004. You can reach John at

John has been a corporate executive, responsible for several business functions, as well as an officer and general counsel. He has participated in, and led numerous cross-functional groups. In many cases in both volunteer and corporate settings, these groups were formed when John perceived a need and then secured the required approvals. He has published and presented on a wide range of topics. (John Ogden's CV).

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John Ogden's professional highlights:
  • In 2007 Innovative Results was retained in to address issues at the Association of Corporate Counsel's Greater New York chapter. After increasing member service and stabilizing finances John served as Executive Director until 2010.

  • Assisted associations, law firms and other legal service providers to establish or augment pro bono programs.

  • Established a very successful international committee for similarly situated in-house attorneys to network with colleagues in other organizations.

  • Established a very successful international committee for similarly situated in-house attorneys to network with colleagues in other organizations.

  • Project leader for year-long post-merger integration of three U.S. based manufacturing/engineering subsidiaries of European companies. Team members ranged from supervisors and managers in technical and business functions to the CEOs of the merged companies.

  • Conceived and secured board approval for a Leadership Development Institute which provides programs on-line and in-person that increase effectiveness of volunteer leaders.

  • Founded and chaired an Executive Oversight Group for Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs for a company with multiple industrial and construction sites within the U.S. and abroad. Members included CEO, CFO as well as the heads of engineering, manufacturing, laboratory and Human Resources.

  • Facilitated a strategic retreat for a law firm at which key new markets were identified as well as the methods and schedule for penetrating those markets.

  • Assisted local association chapters in the U.S. and Canada to institute, re-institute, or optimize networking activities for corporate counsel facing similar practice issues.
John has degrees from Villanova University and Fordham Law School. Additional education included the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School, studying under Getting to Yes author, Professor Roger Fisher, and the Duke University Executive Program for Corporate Counsel. He has also received a Certificate in Proactive Leadership John is a practicing attorney and served as Trustee then Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the educational and philanthropic arm of the N.J. legal community. John is a past President of the N.J. Corporate Counsel Association as well as a former Officer and Director of its international parent organization the Association of Corporate Counsel. He also served on the board of a San Diego-based, not-for-profit, which advances literacy in under-served communities, and he was on the advisory boards of for-profit legal services firms in New York City and in Arizona.

You can reach John at

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