Cortech USA® is excited to welcome John Claffy to its growing team. John is the son of Joe Claffy, President of Cortech, and third generation to work in the corrections industry. As a Strategic Sales Director, he will focus on developing key growth sales strategies and action plans to expand Cortech’s footprint in correctional facilities and across alternate markets.
John spent seven years at a Fortune 500 manufacturing company where he held a variety of roles in Business Development and Account Management. With a personable disposition and natural ability to uncover current and prospective client challenges, he quickly became a top producer in pipeline generation and sales. This led him to managing the team’s highest valued clients. Alongside his success in a sales role, John was pivotal in leveraging technology and leadership’s Go-to-Market Strategy to institute a streamlined sales structure.
John made a pivot into the Tech Startup world as an Enterprise Account Executive. John closed, managed, and grew Blue Chip Clients valued over $1 billion supporting the entire life cycle of the client, proving himself as a key component to the company’s 100% growth year over year. His previous company has now stirred the attention of “Unicorn” Saas companies and Venture Capital Firms for acquisition.
Outside of an office setting, John is passionate about golf, Chicago’s notorious 16-inch softball, skiing, sailing, attending concerts, sports games and venturing out to new restaurants while staying loyal to his favorites. Although living a busy lifestyle is the norm, he enjoys the occasional night in watching a suspenseful TV series or movie.