John Boots, originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, moved to the United States in 2001 to attend the University of Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship.
It is at the University of Notre Dame
, where John's thirst to help others first took shape.
As a sophomore, John joined the Student International Business Council (SIBC) and quickly became the Director of the Global Development division.
As a director of this division, John managed a project in Haiti that developed 'Bed Nets' to help combat Malaria in the region, created an international debate competition to foster communication of pressing Global and Economic issues, helped to established a school in Kenya to teach women business skills needed for running a small business and organized teaching internships for a dozen SIBC students to go abroad to underserved populations to teach subjects such as English, History and Economics.
Upon graduation for the University of Notre Dame John began his professional career at the accounting firm KPMG while obtaining a Master's in the Science of Accountancy at the University of Connecticut.
John is currently a Fund Manager at Walton Street Capital in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John's experience with Lucca Leadership dates back 6 years.
As the Chief Financial Officer of the SIBC at the University of Notre Dame, John helped to formalize the relationship between the SIBC and Lucca Leadership, establishing multiple scholarships for SIBC members to attend some of the initial Lucca Leadership week long Leadershi Foundations course in Lucca, Italy.
Since that time John
has attending multiple weekend courses, both as a student at Notre Dame
and as a coach.
Along with Tim Munden and Dan Degen, John
helped create Lucca Leadership North America
and has since focused his efforts on the Financial and Taxation side of the organization.
A famous quote that John
tries to live by is to 'have your greatest passion meet the world's greatest needs.' Using his
passion for finance and accounting, John applies this passion to the needs of Lucca Leadership
and those who benefit from this organization.
While not everyone can devote as much time as others and not everyone may have the skills necessary to be a coach , it is important for all to know that no matter what their skills in life are, all can make a difference.
encourages anyone who feels as though they have a strong connection with Lucca Leadership
to see how they can get involved and see where their passion meets Lucca's needs.