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Company History


Management Performance International, Inc. (MPI Consulting) was founded in 1974 by Anthony P. D’Eramo who also served as CEO.


Tony led MPI to become nationally recognized for developing and implementing successful Human Resource systems and processes that resulted in innovative and effective changes.



James L. Taylor joined the company in 1996 and purchased Management Performance International, Inc. in 2000. His areas of expertise include employee and labor relations with American and international organizations in diverse industries.


Jim co-authored Connecting Top Manager – Developing Executive Teams for Business Success, published by FT Press, 2011.

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John Hawkins acquired Management Performance International, Inc. in 2011 and serves as President and CEO. He started his professional career at Procter and Gamble where he spent 17 years progressing through the company in positions of greater responsibility in Sales, Marketing, Human ResourcesOperations and International (where he was Head of Customer Marketing Operations for P&G’s company business in Brazil). John is an internationally experienced executive, consultant, key note speaker and corporate trainer.


He has worked with hundreds of companies helping them to accelerate their business performance by improving their strategies, developing their people and developing pragmatic implementation solutions. John is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of success having worked for and with some of the world’s leading blue chip companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, Novartis, Kantar/Glendinning Management Consulting (a WPP Company).

John Hawkins has continued MPI’s legacy as one of the top 5 national labor consulting practices

“The employee and labor relations landscape is shifting so rapidly in the U.S., if employers are not being proactive in developing inclusion and engagement strategies, external events regarding social change will show up in the work place, either overtly or covertly.  Proactive cultural change  is the key to sustainable success.”

John Hawkins 
President | CEO