Leadership

Karl Saunders

A unique medical professional and senior business executive with wide-ranging board governance experience including audit, risk management, security and executive protection. A proven team leader with solid judgment capable of making critically important decisions for clients whose lives and success depend upon those actions.

Mr. Saunders is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He is a graduate of Duke University, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (MD) and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management (MBA). He is a registered Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) and a registered Security Guard in New York. He is a member of the NLA, NRA, and a graduate of the Executive Protection Institute. Languages include English and Portuguese.

John Saunders

A serial industrial entrepreneur, John started his career in investment Banking at JPMorgan followed by eight years at Petrus Partners , a vertically-integrated private equity firm.

John now owns and operates Saunders Machine Works, a machine shop and manufacturer of machine shop tools and fixture plates.  John also runs NYC CNC, the most popular YouTube channel on CNC machining.  John has spoken at numerous industry events, has been recognized as a change agent in US manufacturing, and is proud to sit on numerous manufacturing advisory boards. When he isn’t modeling in Fusion 360 or at a CNC machine, he enjoys Arduino, tennis and his vizsla Judd.   After 12 years on the east coast, John, his wife and two children are proud to call Zanesville, Ohio home.

John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Babson College and is an Autodesk Expert Elite member.

Anchor Locations: Zanesville, OH; New York, NY