John Marshall

Board of Directors

John Marshall is the President of IS3 Solutions LLC. A nationwide technology leader, IS3 is a certified Minority Business Enterprise that brings together intelligent technology solutions, project management and in-demand IT talent. We focus on client success by delivering quality and value through a consultative partner-based approach.

The son of African American parents, John was raised in the Washington D.C. – Virginia area and attended Howard University where he earned his B.S. in Architecture & Planning and he received his MBA from Villanova University.
He is an accomplished leader with a consistent record of leading global organizations to achieve market leadership in multiple business sectors, working from a philosophy that results are best achieved through a mindset of diverse thinking that manifests in diverse talent and teams.

John recently served as the VP Enterprise Program Management for Kaplan North America where he was hired as VP Information Technology to lead 18-month acquisition of Kaplan Higher Education (KHE) by Purdue University—a flawless launch for the first acquisition of online university by a traditional university—supporting the business model transition to a managed service provider (MSP).

Quickly promoted to Vice President of Product Development and Product Management, John was asked to join the Education Division in Monterey California (in 2004) to support “No-Child-Left-Behind” legislation, where he managed System and Applications groups before moving on to join the executive team with McGraw-Hill S&P Financials (in New York) as Vice President of Global Product Development. Eventually promoted to CIO and VP of Digital Product Development, Mr. Marshall worked with the Executive team at a time when the company doubled revenues, increased NOI and doubled staff size. He also co-authored the guidelines mandated by the G20 for PRA (Price Reporting Agencies) to self-govern.

“My experience has taught me how to navigate in complex environments to help companies quickly improve execution success rates and drive measurable results.”
John was the Architect of the Black Employee Network (for the McGraw-Hill Companies) and a founding member of the corporate D&I Council and is a passionate advocate for the development of a diverse pipeline of tomorrow’s leaders through national awareness and programs that support diversity and inclusion.

Mr. Marshall has been published and has received multiple professional awards, including Corporate Achievement Awards (2003, 2005 & 2008), Excellence in Leadership Award (the highest corporate honor) as well as the YMCA Black Achievers award. Prior to joining McGraw-Hill, Mr. Marshall worked for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games (Atlanta) where was honored to run the Olympic Torch Relay in Washington D.C.
Mr. Marshall’s operational experience in various sectors and results-oriented reputation is a welcomed member of the high performing HBCU Family.

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