John R Kerry, born in New Orleans, Louisiana is a United States Army Veteran having served as a Cargo Specialist (88H). After graduating Nicholls State University with a Bachelor’s in Government with a minor in Psychology, Kerry took a leap of faith & established a Management Consulting Firm at the age of twenty-five.
Xstrataflo (formerly Kerry Consulting Group), a management consulting firm established in 2011, specializes in business operations & strategies, revenue growth & overseeing client's daily operations for new & existing businesses. Known for turning around companies & taking businesses to the next level, expanding the footprint of Xstrataflo across the country has been Kerry's primary focus.
Kerry, as the President, also oversees the operations of Nine Eight Five Products (985 Products), LLC, a specialty food company he founded in 2016 known for its Cajun Seasonings & Sauce. In addition, Kerry oversees the operations of Java Drip, a coffee brand founded in 2023.
Kerry is also the President & Founder of the John R Kerry Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on expanding entrepreneurship.
Leadership Over the Years
- Tau Kappa Epsilon Alumni Advisory Committee
- U. S. Senate Campaign Manager (Louisiana)
- Lafourche RPEC Member (District 3)
- Thibodaux Main Street Executive Director
“I think our elected officials are coming up with excuses. I've talked with several business owners that have said no one is asking them to get involved in community projects, no one asked us what we need to hire employees,” Kerry said.
"My priority is being an advocate for all businesses in downtown Thibodaux. I have an open door policy for anyone to come to me, have a cup of coffee with me and express what they think can be done to improve downtown Thibodaux," Kerry said.
John's involvement within the city of Thibodaux not only led him to the position he is in today, but has led him to leave lasting impressions within the community. He stresses the importance of knowing what's going on within the community from all sides, not just his viewpoint.
John Kerry explained that during this crisis, Kerry Holdings Inc. is very fortunate because a lot of businesses are learning how to have an online presence and are using Kerry Holding as a way to make their presence known on social media and the web. This is why Kerry Holding Inc. decided, prior to any government assistance such as stimulus checks, to give back to our community in the following ways:
Hi John, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My passion & calling has always been to serve people. Prior to college, I enlisted in the United States Army and currently am a Veteran. Whether it be serving in the military, taking companies to the next level of growth, or providing food & resources to those unfortunate, service has been my heart.