John Richardson - Leadership Foundations

John is a service driven leader with extensive business, government, law and nonprofit experience- primarily focused on people, strategy, operations and finance. He enjoys driving change and managing through challenge.


John was previously CEO of Fairfield-Maxwell Ltd, a global holding and investment firm in the energy and shipping industries, based in Manhattan. He also was CEO of the Case Family Office and COO of Revolution LLC, both in Washington, DC. He started his business career in a senior role at Circuit City Stores and spearheaded the national launch of Divx.


John served as a special assistant in the White House and as chief of staff to the Attorney General at the US Justice Department. He was also a litigation attorney at Hunton & Williams.


He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, JD from the University of Virginia Law School, and BA in economics from the University of Virginia. He grew up in Richmond, VA and attended public schools.


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