John Economos



As a consultant for Bâton Global, John approaches his work with a keen desire to deliver measurable value to stakeholders. Leading with empathy and diligence, John's role is to listen intently and learn quickly in order to understand a client's priorities, people, and processes; challenge the status quo in a direct and respectful manner; adapt to changing circumstances without losing sight of the bigger picture; and identify best practices amongst the clients he serves.

John has worked in central Iowa for 8 years as a consulting resource in environments ranging from a Fortune 200 company to a small non-profit organization. Some of his recent clients include Bankers Trust, Des Moines Area Community College, Bravo of Greater Des Moines, and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. In June of 2021, John presented 'Using People Analytics to Drive Workforce Engagement' at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry's (ABI) Taking Care of Business Conference in Coralville, Iowa. Currently, he is leading the DSM WorkforceTrends and Occupancy Study, which will produce the first-ever data set representing a community’s multi-sector knowledge worker persona.

Before joining Bâton, John worked as a Data Consultant for Principal Financial Group. After completing their Leadership Development Program and rotating through human resources, corporate strategy, IT, project management, and operations, John hired a team and started a new Quality Assurance department to turn operational data into simple insights through a custom fleet of Excel files and macros, without competing for shared IT resources.

John holds a B.S. with Summa Cum Laude honors in Finance from Iowa State University, a certificate in Talent Optimization from The Predictive Index, and a Microsoft Certified Associate designation.


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