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John Drake
John Drake
Kaiser Associates
Vice President


With over 20 years of consulting experience, John Drake is a Vice President in Kaiser’s Public Sector Practice. With more than 300 professionals across offices in Washington D.C., London, São Paulo, and Hong Kong, Kaiser is a multinational boutique strategy consulting firm specializing in research, external insight and analysis, and commercial diligence. The firm caters to a highly selective and elite client base comprised of many Global 500 corporations, private equity firms, and government entities, creating a successful environment even during times of crisis. Since 2013, Drake has served as a VP in the firm’s Public Sector practice, consulting across nearly all Federal departments and agencies as well as state and local governments and organizations. Drake brings experience and expertise in strategic planning, business process reengineering and improvement, and organizational development, among others. He has helped senior level C-Suite executives become true business partners with their customers, and enable mission success through improved operations and support. Before joining Kaiser, he was director of operations and strategy with Voorthuis Opticians, Inc.; and he began his career with a ten-year stint as a senior manager with Grant Thornton LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the College of Wooster and is a certified Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP).

Areas of expertise

Strategic planning, Business process reengineering and improvement, Organizational development.

Group Overview

Public Sector Tasked with operating in an ever-changing policy and economic environment, government organizations are under increased pressure to enhance customer service, increase cost savings, and improve efficiency. Kaiser Associates empowers public sector clients with proven frameworks and strategies to redesign operations, automate processes, and optimize workforces to better serve their constituents. Kaiser combines customized benchmarking and relevant commercial best practices with proven management frameworks to transform government organizations Kaiser’s Public Sector consultants advise and support senior decision makers across leading government organizations in making informed, fact-based decisions to deliver more value for their constituents in the areas of human capital management, strategic planning and performance management, business process improvement, organizational design and development, IT strategy and implementation, program and project management and strategic communications and change management. Kaiser utilizes benchmarking and external-based best practices to help transform organizational design, operations, and performance. Kaiser’s rigorous approach to primary and secondary research helps them identify how our clients can enhance value and increase efficiency across finance, technology, human capital, and administrative functions using both quantitative and qualitative insights. With experience advising both commercial and public sector organizations, Kaiser’s practice professionals are positioned to apply the learnings from the private sector to the unique public sector environment. Services and Capabilities Customized Benchmarking & Best Practice Research Comparative Government Benchmarking Best-in-class Commercial Benchmarking Internal Benchmarking Strategic Planning & Performance Management Strategic Assessments Strategy Articulation Strategy Implementation Performance Management & Evaluation Business Transformation & Shared Services Design / Optimization Organizational Assessment Business Model (Re)Design Business Case Development Shared Service Design and Optimization Transformation PMO and Implementation People & Change Strategic Workforce Planning Workforce Analytics Human Resources and Talent Management Change Management, Training & Communications.

Firm Overview

Kaiser is a global consulting firm recognized by their clients as the gold standard in fact based strategy and implementation. Kaiser Associates was founded in 1981 with a simple yet powerful mission: to help executives make more informed strategic and operational decisions by incorporating external insight and analysis. From the very beginning, Kaiser has specialized in and set the standard for “fact-based” strategy and implementation. Today, Kaiser has a highly selective and elite client base. Kaiser is privileged to be a preferred thought partner to the world’s most admired corporations, private equity firms, and government entities – helping them turn their most difficult challenges into game-changing growth and productivity opportunities. Kaiser’s unparalleled 360° research capability & rigorous analytics generate original, granular insights. When combined with their clients’ extensive operating experience in the relevant sectors and markets, Kaiser produces disruptive opportunities, confident and winning strategy choices, and pressure-tested solutions – with a quality, distinctiveness, and impact that neither party could deliver on its own. Kaiser’s reputation for delivering superior work and exceptional results continues to fuel their growth. Kaiser recognizes that our business success is possible in part because we have created a collegial and entrepreneurial culture that maximizes growth potential for our consultants. With support from accessible firm leaders, our consultants are afforded accelerated career development and diverse stretch opportunities. Kaiser consultants support global clients from our headquarters in Washington, DC, and offices in London, Hong Kong, and Sao Paolo.