Sign In

John McCrea

John McCrea


Product Description

John McCrea


John McCrea derives his expertise not only from a 17-year career in executive search but also from direct experience in the critical functional areas for which he recruits. 

Professional Focus

  • More than 15 years’ experience in executive search, along with nearly 40 years’ experience in leadership roles with responsibility for high-level recruitment
  • C-suite searches across functions, primarily CEO, COO, CMO, CRO and CFO, as well as VPs of marketing, sales and business development
  • Broad industry experience, particularly in technology, consumer, retail and private equity/venture capital

Business Expertise

  • Managing Partner of Bialla Partners, a national recruitment firm focused on senior executive search, C-level and board assignments
  • General Manager, CMO and Business Development roles with successful startups including MarketTools and Egreetings; created, launched, marketed and/or managed several popular apps
  • Leadership roles within advertising agencies: Senior Partner at J Walter Thompson, led global technology group; founder of Poppe Tyson’s West Coast operation
  • Earlier roles in advertising with prominent agencies such as Chiat/Day and Grey Advertising; worked with major brands including Dell Computer, Dos Equis Beer, Toshiba, PepsiCo, Samsung and Bank of America

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Consumer & Retail
  • Technology

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • CEO & Board Services
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

Education & Certifications

  • B.A. from Hamilton College, with graduate work at the University of Southern California