Director of Business Development - Chicago
“I am curious by nature, always wanting to understand how and why things work. At the same time, I truly enjoy meeting and getting to know people, what they’re trying to accomplish in life and what they need to get there. One of the things I love about my role is the opportunity to constantly learn about new concepts and innovations, while exploring how we can apply them to the benefit of our clients, these inspirational people.”
Chicago native John Ross joined Affiliated Engineers in 2004 as the first full-time staff member in the firm’s Chicago office. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a double degree from the Colleges of Engineering and Business in Engineering Management, he began his career in the manufacturing sector before earning an MBA in Clemson University’s international program. Following graduation, he worked in the aerospace industry in Europe, where he expanded his versatility interacting with diverse clients facing diverse challenges.
Since joining AEI, John has helped secure notable project opportunities, including the Panduit Corporate Headquarters, Lurie Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Center for Care and Discovery, the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, and the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University.