About Us

Foundation in Accounting & Finance

The FPA Group is led by John Sanchez.  John has over 20 years of experience in communication skills training, accounting and finance.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at The Florida State University and then started his career at Kenneth Leventhal & Co. (an E&Y predecessor firm).

John transitioned to corporate finance and worked at several Fortune 500 companies including AutoNation USA, Arby’s, and Royal Caribbean Cruises.  He served in various roles in  financial planning and analysis, mergers & acquisitions and corporate development.

Transition into Training & Development

In 2011, John was hired by the American Strategic Management Institute/Performance Institute to speak at a national conference as a subject matter expert in the area of corporate financial planning. Since then, John has spoken at numerous national conferences and expanded his work into developing and delivering training solutions.

He has served a wide variety of clients in several industries.  He has also served as a financial services professional providing individual and small business financial planning.

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What Others Have to Say About Us

Although 8am on Sunday morning is a tough time for a workshop, John made the experience worthwhile by sharing valuable knowledge! I thoroughly enjoyed his half-day communication skills workshop at the Association for Financial Professionals Annual Conference and I recommend John to anyone interested in improving their communication skills.

– Adrienne Drummond, Real Estate Capital Markets Head of Operations Regions Financial Corporation

John has a tremendous background and a wealth of knowledge that is a valuable asset to any business, and he knows how to apply it and make a difference. He is personable, confident, and client focused. I can highly recommend John and the value that he brings.

– Warren Williams, Business Advisor

John is a seasoned, experienced and knowledgeable finance professional whom I enjoyed working with.

– Brad Douglas, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Executive at PNC