John Ling

      Consumer (Retail & Logistics)


      John brings decades of experience in the consumer/retail space, with a deep understanding of customer engagement, leadership development, global retail sourcing and vendor operations.

      John was CEO of Artissimo Holdings (a former Huron portfolio company). Prior to Artissimo, John was CEO of global retail services provider RGIS, where he oversaw a $700 million business in the U.S. and 32 other countries. RGIS’ global infrastructure included 400 offices, 35,000 associates, and 550,000 annual events for 16,000 customers. Prior to RGIS, John spent 15 years leading global operations at Crate and Barrel, which included international retail operations in Canada and the UAE, as well as sourcing and vendor management. John also spent 10 years at Frito-Lay, with roles in engineering, distribution, transportation, and manufacturing.


      B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan; M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

      Board Affiliations

      John served as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors at Artissimo Holdings.