John J. Walker has 37 years of financial and executive management experience including 21 years as a CFO with both public and private companies. Since 2011, John has been a Director of The Descartes Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSGX, TSX: DSG), a logistics technology company and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. From 2006 through 2010, he served as CFO and Senior Vice President of Bowne & Company (NYSE: BNE), a provider of documentation services largely to the financial services industry, during which he led and supervised a significant financial restructuring and leading to a sale of the company to R.R. Donnelley in 2010 for $481 million. Prior to Bowne, from 1988 to 2006, John was an executive with Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation, then the 4th largest motion picture operator in the world, including 16 years as CFO. In January 2006, the company was acquired by AMC Entertainment for $1.5 billion creating the second largest theater operator in the world.
Prior thereto, John served for six years as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Corporate Property Investors, then one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States. John also served for six years as Treasurer and Assistant Corporate Controller of Princess Hotels International a company involved in the ownership and operation of luxury resort hotels, real estate and timesharing developments. He is a Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs.
John started his professional career with then Price Waterhouse & Co. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton.