John Prophet


John has nearly 30 years of experience advising family and closely held businesses and their owners on business operations and improvement issues, financial management, and income tax planning and compliance. John has worked with hundreds of businesses in the manufacturing and distribution, construction, service, and retail industries.

John's exposure to family business dynamics began at a young age, as he grew up around his own family's two businesses. As a young adult, he worked for a second generation family owned business. John continues to draw on this firsthand experience today as he provides practical guidance to business owners and family members on the transition process.

Technical experience

  • Business operational and improvement consulting
  • Transition planning for family and closely held businesses
  • Financial management consulting and coaching
  • Tax planning and compliance for closely held entities and individuals


Bachelor of science in accounting from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Certified Public Accountant in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

NEW Manufacturing Alliance