John V Karavitis

For over a decade, John V. Karavitis has served as a Senior Financial Analyst at a number of Chicago firms. Such businesses that have benefited from Karavitis' insights came from a variety of industries: insurance, information technology, publishing, and real estate, among others. For these companies, he provided budgeting, forecasting, ad hoc and variance analyses, and internal-rate-of-return profitability evaluations.

In all of his endeavors, John V. Karavitis keeps in mind Winston Churchill’s aphorism, "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” While collaborating with a Six Sigma Black Belt, Karavitis assisted with electronic publishing and other fields. Ensuring that departmental and corporate policies were in sync, John V. Karavitis oversaw annual budget cycles, recommended whether new programs should proceed, and advised chief financial officers on cost drivers and internal software projects. Considered the “go-to” person for departmental and corporate managers, he also answered questions regarding finance, accounting, and spreadsheet software for his colleagues.

During his spare time, John V. Karavitis enjoys physical activities and participates in 10K races. Particularly fond of going on nature walks, Karavitis appreciates how they allow him to keep in shape while encountering many types of dogs.

Learning represents another of John V. Karavitis' typical pastimes. A fan of books about science and philosophy, he also watches documentaries on those subjects. One of his favorites is The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, which applies theoretical thinking to movies and television. Additionally, Karavitis likes reading science fiction, and he ranks Dean Koontz, M. A. Foster, Clifford A. Pickover, Robert A. Heinlein, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch among his favorite authors. Heinlein’s Have Space Suit, Will Travel has remained one of his most beloved books since he was young.

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