John P. Rochon, Ph.D. is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist, and researcher.
John has more than four decades of wide-ranging success in finance, operations, business planning, sales, brand-building, marketing, political strategy, and advertising. He is a highly accomplished investor, activist investor, and business strategist. By the time he was 40 years old, Mr. Rochon was chairman and chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 global consumer goods company, serving in that role for nearly a decade. His career has included more than 350 business transactions across various industries.
He is the founder of Richmont, a private investment and business holding company and the Rochon Family Office a multi-billion dollar single family office based in Dallas, Texas. Richmont’s signature investments have included such companies and brands as Armor Holdings (G4S), Mary Kay Cosmetics, Richmont-Leeds Equity I-III, Royal Appliance/Dirt Devil, Aviall, The Dial Corporation, Avon, Harvey’s Casinos and the Hard Rock Hotel LV, Ross University School of Medicine, Maybelline, RealPage (SaaS), M42-Ai, the RCPVII Ai-Quant Fund and Richmont Capital Partners I-VII.
He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto (University College), and an MBA from the University of Toronto (Rotman) and conducted his Ph.D. course work at the University of Texas (Dallas). He received his Doctor of Philosophy from three co-operating universities with technology research profiles: Kiev National University, Royal Academy of Economics and Technology, and WSB University (Poland). Mr. Rochon served as a Trustee at the University of Scranton, and on the advisory Boards of the University of Toronto and University of Texas (Dallas), and is a past Board Member of Future Vision Ministries, Canada, Malawi.
The Rochon Family Trust funds activities intended to prevent and prosecute sexual violence against women.