VP of Operations
A native of Indiana, John T. Burt, Jr. graduated with a degree in finance from Indiana University's
Kelley School of Business and later attained an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke
Burt's 10 year experiences in management consulting includes post-merger integration with HP,
generalist scope as an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, and Director of Diversity for North
America at the Boston Consulting Group.
Burt's corporate career includes 10 years of progressing responsibility experiences with Eli Lilly in
the finance function including import/export compliance, business function CFO, international
treasury, corporate financial planning, and internal controls.
As a co-founder of the JumpStart Advisory Group, he is proud of the impact the organization has
made to best prepare our network of 30k of next generation leaders from a career progression
and professional development standpoint since 2004. JumpStart corporate and academic
clientele represent top tier organizations across several industries representing several functions.
As the founder of Stevenson, Burt & Associates, Burt advises leaders on their business strategy
or execution and assesses investment opportunities for his family.
In the community, he currently serves as an advisory on the Dean's Council at the Indiana
University Kelley School of Business, Ron Brown Scholar Advisory Board, the Oaks Academy,
and Sway Brands (a tech start-up).
Burt has been an Adjunct Professor leading courses in finance, accounting, and business
strategy. Additionally, he has continued to assist individuals on personal finance Debt Reduction
in role as a team coordinator at Traders Point Church. Previously he served as Treasurer and
Board Member for Fletcher Place Community Center and Forest Manor Multi-Service Center and
on an advisory board of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Burt has also been the keynote speaker at several career focused venues, panelist on various
career, diversity, or professional development sessions, and featured in national publications. He
has been recognized for the Alumni of the Year twice by the Fuqua School of Business at Duke
University. Additionally, he was recognized on views about leadership at the annual gala hosted
by the Executive Leadership Council.
Burt has lived or worked in New York City (New York), Boston (Massachusetts), Palo Alto
(California), Chicago (Illinois), and Indianapolis (Indiana). He currently resides in Indianapolis
with his wife and three children. The Burt family actively engages in attending, learning, and
serving at the Traders Point Christian Church and Oaks Academy