John M. Lader

Profile Updated: May 12, 2018
John M. Lader
Residing In: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner: Mary
Occupation: Chief Motivator at Proforma i.d clare & company
Children: Bryan (step-son), born 1991
Yes! Attending Reunion

Now that I’m 58 I understand how important having goals and plans are, but for the first thirty years after high school I was more “a cork in the bath tub of life”. I might have been a somewhat lucky cork, but a cork none the less. I went where ever the current took me.

Four years after leaving Height High I graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in economics. In 1973 I moved on to Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and graduated in 1975 with an MBA and a job at Arthur Andersen & Company in their Chicago office. During that same two year period I got engaged, got married and got divorced from a NYC girl who I met at college. Big mistake, but life goes on.

For the next twenty-seven years I moved through six different corporate positions, always focusing on finance, accounting and financial systems. Finally in 2002 I decided it was now or never if I was going to build a business from the ground up. I started i.d. clare & company which has morphed into a full service marketing resources and incentive company.

In 1996 I started dating a wonderful woman, Mary, who I had worked with at a previous company. She, her son Bryan and I combined households shortly thereafter and I became an instant Dad. By 2007 I knew it was the right time so Mary and I were married. Mary is a special ed teacher in Chicago and Bryan just started his freshman year at The American University in DC. Our two dogs Annie (a cocker spaniel) and Mad Max (a King Charles + Jack Russell terrier) share our home in Chicago.

School Story:

I think it was around the time of our graduation. A group of friends, who will remain nameless (but you'd be shocked to know who they were) borrowed a fire extinguisher from Heights. Someone replaced the contents with water and the tank was repressurized. We then drove around spraying innocent bystanders.

I was so sure we were all going to be arrested.

Elementary/Junior High School

Belvoir - Wiley

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You better be planning on joining in all the fun at our 50th Reunion!

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How could any one forget Jim Booth? Very nice thoughts about Ron.

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