John Dillard

Founder and President, Big Sky Associates

John M. Dillard began his career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He has dedicated every working hour since to helping organizations, private and public, uncover secrets to stay ahead of future threats― whether those threats are competitive, operational, or security related. His 15-year career in management consulting has benefited everyone from large players like Deloitte Consulting, to smaller companies like the one he cofounded, Big Sky Associates.

His robust experience in consulting extends to many areas, from commercial strategy to government security operations and large scale IT. He has tackled banking administrative flows and analyzed operations at the 9/11 recovery site at New York City’s Ground Zero. Dillard has written for the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), served as a reserve intelligence officer in the US Navy. Not one to succumb to the arrogance inherent to success, he frequently takes out the trash for his own company. Dillard is tough to surprise but easy to keep energized. When he isn’t working on your toughest business challenges, he is busy serving his community as a board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), and a workout leader for F3, a fitness and leadership organization. He is a proud South Carolina native and lives with his family in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Publication Date: August 2015

The way executives use professional services is dying. Are you ready to get the most out of what comes next? The longstanding business model of professional services is facing monumental change, unlike any other in its century-long history. Over the next 15 years, technological advances, data science and corporate culture will fundamentally disrupt the purpose and function of your “trusted advisors.” Exciting opportunities lie ahead for forward-thinking organizations; dire threats await any buyer who is unprepared to adopt the new service delivery model. Microslices is a timely, eye-opening look at the changes that are already revolutionizing the professional services industry. It outlines the specific steps you must take as a buyer of those services, in order to protect your organization from wasted consulting fees, outdated advice, and generic solutions. Consulting is dying. Your top adversaries will react to the future; will you?

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