John Gleason

John Gleason

Managing Director, Supporting Strategies

John is principal and Managing Director of 5 Supporting Strategies franchises; Boston’s North Shore, MetroWest, Central Massachusetts, West Houston, Texas and Montgomery County, MD. Supporting Strategies is a national bookkeeping firm which provides bookkeeping and staff accounting support for small businesses in all industries up to 20M in annual revenues.

John co-founded and bootstrapped Bay State Press, a 14 million- dollar Boston area commercial printing firm serving the mutual fund, software & biotech industries and served as CFO and Treasurer. After selling Bay State Press to a private equity group in 1998, John served as an intermediary and then as Senior Vice President with a national investment banking firm specializing in manufacturing co’s with 5-30M in sales and founded Gleason Consulting in 2003 to assist small businesses with financial, operational and growth issues.

Outside of work, John enjoys travel, reading, motorcycling and fitness training. He studied Economics at UMass.