John Jensen Joins Proactive Worldwide as Vice
President, Financial Services
September 09, 2010 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SCHAUMBURG, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Proactive Worldwide, Inc., a leader in providing
customized business intelligence research and consulting services, announces today that John Jensen has been named
Vice President of the company’s Financial Services practice.
Jensen brings a wealth of experience as a strategic marketing and business development executive working with
small, middle-market, and Fortune 50 companies. He comes to Proactive Worldwide from 10 years with GE
Capital Corporation, where he was accountable for competitor review and strategic planning and initiatives in his
roles as Access GE growth leader for GE Capital Americas (based in San Francisco); CI leader for GE Healthcare
Financial Services; vice president, strategic marketing for GE Corporate Financial Services (based in Norwalk, CT);
and vice president, origination for GE Corporate Financial Services (based in Los Angeles).
At Proactive Worldwide, Jensen will report to Gary D. Maag, CEO. “John will be a strong addition to our team. He
brings significant experience in leading global CI initiatives that impact business strategy, brand positioning, new
product development, cross-sell volume, deal structuring, and M&A activity,” Maag said.
David J. Kalinowski, Proactive Worldwide’s President and Chief Operating Officer, noted that, “John’s expertise in
corporate and personal finance, building market intelligence teams, and delivering process solutions will support our
clients as they navigate the unprecedented challenges facing the banking and financial services industries.”
Jensen will head Proactive Worldwide’s newest office location based in San Francisco. “I look forward to building
on Proactive’s successes to support our clients with solutions that are the best in the competitive intelligence
business,” said Jensen.
Prior to his tenure with GE Capital, Jensen worked for Fremont Financial Corporation (acquired by FINOVA
Capital) as assistant vice president; for Bank of America as relationship business officer in the Business Banking
Sales Group; for Citigroup as a sales manager for small and mid-market business clients; and Wells Fargo Bank as a
relationship manager for business/commercial banking.
Jensen is a Six Sigma Greenbelt and a member of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP).
He holds a BA in political science from the University of Southern California and has taken numerous post-graduate
courses in leadership, finance, and marketing at the University of California-Berkeley, UCLA, and the Wharton
School (University of Pennsylvania).
About Proactive Worldwide, Inc.
With corporate headquarters just outside Chicago and offices in San Francisco, Shanghai, and Rome, Proactive
Worldwide, Inc. specializes in customized decision support and competitive intelligence consulting for U.S. and
multinational clients. The company is in the business of obtaining primary data, analyzing it, and identifying relevant
strategic and tactical steps that clients can take to stay Out in Front® of the competition in developed countries and
emerging markets. Its multi-lingual staff has been providing CI services for over 15 years in financial services, life
sciences, technology and telecommunications, and consumer and industrial goods. For more information, please
contact 847-483-9300 and visit www.proactiveworldwide.com.
Proactive Worldwide, Inc.
Kelly Loiacono, 847-483-7360