The CEO and founder of SBL Consulting Group, John Oakes built his business on the foundation of many successful corporate years as an executive, where he developed leaders, built teams and pursued entrepreneurial visions and dreams. He is a native Californian and Cal Poly Alumni with extensive background in financial services and successful corporate consulting.
A significant portion of John’s corporate career was spent in helping individual leaders and their companies expand their capacity as both independent and regional organizations. During his corporate tenure, he held several senior executive positions, was a corporate pilot and held responsibilities for developing functional teams to manage multi-faceted operations. John has devoted time to California Bankers Association, American Bankers Association as an institutional advocate in California and Washington DC, Rotary International, United Way and regional and local chapters of California Leadership Programs.
John has earned the full range of Assessment Certifications from TTI Success Insights, the international leader of Corporate Assessment Tools. He is also certified with the International ODYSSEY Consulting Institute as a Master Business Consultant.