John H. Perry – Managing Partner

Williams-Perry-John-Perry-Head-Shot copyA seasoned advocate for strategic talent acquisition, John sees tremendous growth on the horizon for businesses and leaders who understand the critical value of human-capital management in the new global economy. Whether a business is valued at $5 million or $5 billion, his core belief is that talent – and savvy talent planning – makes and breaks companies as competition strives to separate the achievers from the pretenders. Bringing this vision to Obsidian Group, John is an expert in talent acquisition, with special expertise in the technology, financial services and staffing sectors.

John brings a vast corporate background to the firm, having held senior roles in sales and marketing, operations, IT and customer support. He has been a noted leader at many prominent organizations, including: AT&T, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Macro4, Inc. At Macro4, John served as the VP Technical Services for the Americas, where he serviced the Fortune-2000 base. These roles enhanced his expertise in sourcing and talent development, P & L management, complex project development in various disciplines and the art of performance management.

John next applied his entrepreneurial philosophy to the development of his own Management Recruiter’s Franchise (MRI), where he grew the search and staffing business to a top-five position among 1,100 offices globally. Throughout this chapter, John championed, directed and managed projects from $5 million to $200 million, with teams ranging from ten members to a thousand. These successes can be bolstered with robust HR Consulting and the added benefits of marketing and social-media analytics. The end goal is to maximize technology to power the ever-changing dynamics of human capital management.

Philanthropy & Personal Philosophy

John is a regular speaker at networking events that help job seekers and organizations contextualize best practices within the context of the current market environment. A true professional with a strong belief in honesty and professional integrity, he is committed to helping those with whom he works achieve their goals by leveraging the right talent.

Education & Military Service
  • United States Marine Corps

  • LaSalle College, Philadelphia B.S. in Computer Science & Marketing

  • LaSalle University, Philadelphia, MBA