John Israel

Co-Founder and Principal

His experience: John brings a wealth of sales and marketing as well as management experience to PROXUS. His previous experience includes a 17-year career at Safeguard Business Systems Inc., where he served in a number of roles, including President of Safeguard Business Systems Limited, Canada. At PROXUS, he uses his extensive experience in sales and marketing to help guide the growth of the HCM business.

Why He Loves What He Does: "It's important to surround yourself with smart, passionate people - passionate about life as well as business. Provide them a job to do and let them go do it - trust them to come up with great ideas or different ways of doing things."

How He Defines Success: "Success isn't just the bottom line, it's when a client says they love working with PROXUS or that the staff delivered on their promises. That is so very important to me as a person. It means we have a happy client and that we've brought the right people to work with us at PROXUS!"

More About John: John is originally from Kitchener, Ontario, and earned a Bachelor's in Marketing from Ohio State University where he is one of only two three-time captains in the history of the university's ice hockey team. Off the ice, he and his wife have been married since 1977 and are proud parents to two daughters and doting grandparents of two.