John Israel, Principal
John is the consummate sales and marketing professional and brings a wealth of management experience to PROXUS. He plays an instrumental role in the ongoing growth of PROXUS and its ability to provide best-in-class HR outsourcing solutions.
John’s experience includes a successful 17 year career at Safeguard Business Systems Inc., a $250 million international business systems corporation providing products and services to over one million businesses. He served as Corporate Vice President of Sales Support and Marketing, President of Safeguard Business Systems Limited, Canada, and was a member of the Senior Management Team.
John joined Zurich Payroll Solutions (ZPS) in April 1997 as the Division President of the Mid-Atlantic Region, a $1.2 million payroll service bureau with 900 clients. He leveraged ZPS’s strategic marketing, customer service and technology strengths and grew revenue to $2 million and 1,500 clients in less than 3 years. He was acclaimed ZPS Division President of the Year in 1998. Most recently, he was an Executive Vice President for Professional Payroll Solutions LLC and was responsible for heading sales and business development initiatives for the company.
He is a native of Kitchener, Ontario and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Ohio State University where he was a former captain of the school’s ice hockey team.