John is a lifelong, 4th generation Chicagoan who has been in the Foodservice and Hospitality Sales industry since 1986. After graduating from the University Of Illinois Chicago with a marketing degree, John worked as a sales representative with the largest restaurant supply and equipment distributor in the country for 8 years, followed by 2 years as an Equipment and Supply Specialist for the largest foodservice distributor in the U.S. In 1996 he joined a Manufacturers’ Representative firm, becoming their VP of Sales and later a partner. He established his own firm, John Manson & Associates (JMA Marketing), in 2004.
John is the proud father of two grown daughters, and now resides in the near north suburbs with his wife Liz. He enjoys spending his weekend time with food & wine, gardening, and restoring his vintage home.