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John S. Smock - Smock Sterling - USA

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John Smock

John S. Smock


Smock Sterling Strategic Management Consultants, Illinois


John Smock is a Partner with and the co-founder of Smock Sterling Strategic Management Consultants and the leader of our law and professional services firm management consulting practice. He has 37 years of experience as a management consultant with functional specialties in strategic management and planning and overall professional service firm management. He has directed and/or participated in over 200 assignments for law firms of all sizes, with a focus on larger firms. Additionally, he has widely written and spoken on law and professional service firm management and has conducted numerous retreats and management planning sessions for firms and other professional groups.


Prior to founding Smock Sterling, John spent over sixteen years with Arthur Young (ten as a partner) and, prior to that, three years with Cresap, McCormick & Paget. John has a B.S. in Economics from Villanova University and an M.B.A. with a Finance Concentration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is a Certified Management Consultant. John also served as a regular commissioned officer in the United States Navy on surface ships and in combat on the rivers of Vietnam.