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John Buckingham, MBA

Practitioner Faculty of Marketing

GSBM Instruction

Phone: (949) 887-9203

Email: john.buckingham@pepperdine.edu

John Buckingham Practitioner Faculty of Marketing

Mr. Buckingham has been a successful corporate and entrepreneurial executive during his 35 year career starting with his creation of a new division for Colgate Palmolive while still a MBA student in Boston. He has always had a passion for education and has taught Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Digital Communications, Marketing Consulting and Global Marketing as an Adjunct Professor with many well know Universities wherever his career took him. He began teaching as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing with the Graziadio School in June, 2004 and became a Full Time Member of the Marketing Faculty in 2007 when he sold his latest startup company to a Private Equity firm. Mr. Buckingham earned The Faculty George Award from The Graziadio School of Business and Management in March, 2015 and The Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence from Pepperdine University in November, 2016. Mr. Buckingham is also a member of the Board of Visitors for the Graziadio School of Business and Management. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Buckingham has served as Chief Executive Officer/Chief Marketing Officer for private and public companies including West Chemical of Princeton, New Jersey and Intoximeters of St. Louis, Missouri. He is a pioneer in medical aesthetics and founded two successful companies, including MedResults Network, Inc. Both companies were sold to Private Equity firms.

Mr. Buckingham was a member of the Young Presidents Organization for 20 years and a member of four different chapters. In May 2008, Mr. Buckingham received the prestigious Significant Sig Award from the International Sigma Chi Fraternity for outstanding business leadership and career success.

Mr. Buckingham earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy with distinction from Purdue University and a Master's in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Harvard Business School

Boston, MA. 1978
Received MBA with emphasis in Marketing and Leadership. Wrote several company case studies with well-known professors. Started new division of branded products for Colgate Palmolive as summer intern.

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 1976
Graduated with B.S. in Pharmacy with distinction. Was President of five campus organizations and runner up for most outstanding male at graduation.

Education

Harvard Business School

Boston, MA. 1978
Received MBA with emphasis in Marketing and Leadership. Wrote several company case studies with well-known professors. Started new division of branded products for Colgate Palmolive as summer intern.

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 1976
Graduated with B.S. in Pharmacy with distinction. Was President of five campus organizations and finalist for most outstanding male at graduation.

Professional Experience

Work Experience (Past 20 years)

Marketing Professor
June 2004-Present
Pepperdine University | Malibu, CA

Founder and CEO
MedResults Network, Inc. /Huntington Beach, CA
July 2008-August 2014
Pioneered and founded the only aesthetic buying network for aesthetic physicians and medical spas that grew from 20 to 2100 members. Largest customer for major brands: "Restylane", "Dysport" from Medicis (Valeant), "Radiesse" from Merz and Obagi, representing revenue in excess of $100MM. Sold to private equity firm in August, 2014.

Founder and CEO
December 2002 - June 2008
Solana MedSpas Irvine, CA
I pioneered and become the largest aesthetic facility developer in the United States with 76 retail medical locations with revenue exceeding $50MM. I successfully sold my company to a private equity firm in November 2007.

Chancellor and President
July 2001 - November 2002
Career Education Corporation College  Long Beach, CA
Grew Revenue by 40% to $40MM and tripled net income. Started new branch in San Jose, California and achieved 110 starts with only two program offerings.
Increased Placement Rate from 82% to 95.5%.

Dean-Graduate School of Business
February 1999 - May 2001
University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ
Was first corporate executive to hold this position. Raised U.S. News Ranking from 37 to 30 in 18 months. Was awarded Faculty Member of the Year by students as Professor of Marketing and Strategy

President/COO/Chief Marketing Officer
PrimeTech
October 1997 - February 1999
Directed the merger of three companies into one unified, effective and profitable
$80MM entity. Introduced branded industrial products while reorganizing and reenergizing national sales force. Was visionary leader and team builder for new division.

President/Chief Marketing Officer
May 1993-September 1997
Intoximeters, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri
Developed and implemented total corporate strategy to ready $7MM revenue company for significant increase in market for electronic breath detection devices from new Government Regulations. Revenue grew with "Alco-Sensor" brand to almost $30MM with creation of manufacturing facility, new national and global sales organization and administrative additions along with new processes and procedures.

Board of Directors/Affiliations

MySkinInc (Private) - New York City, New York

EMedical Lending (Private) - Los Angeles, California

VoiceIQ (Public)-Toronto-Canada

Knowledge Computing Corporation (Private) - Tucson, Arizona

Cyracom International (Private) - Tucson, Arizona

West Chemical Products (Public) - Princeton, New Jersey

Legal Genie, Inc. (Private), Santa Ana, California

Young Presidents Organization (YPO) for 19 Years in four chapters.

Significant Sig Award

2008
Awarded prestigious Significant Sig Award for outstanding career business accomplishments by The International Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Faculty George Award

Pepperdine University-Graziadio Graduate School of Business and Management
March, 2015
The George Award honors yearly the finest member of the Faculty at The Graziadio School of Business and Management. Recipients exemplify integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, while enriching the ever-changing business world through their superior skills and entrepreneurial spirit. Presented to a faculty member whose commitment to teaching personifies personal leadership, excellence, and generosity of spirit.

Howard A. White Award

Pepperdine University

November, 2016

The Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes those full-time faculty members who are truly great teachers, those who embody the University's commitment to excellence, as evidenced by:

  • Ability to inspire independent and critical thinking;
  • Ability to encourage intellectual interests in students and to stimulate students to think creatively;
  • Enthusiasm and vitality in learning, teaching, and scholarship;
  • Mastery of the subject matter;
  • Commitment to academic rigor in the classroom;
  • Ability to organize course material and to present it cogently;
  • Active involvement with students outside of the classroom, including advising, counseling, and mentoring students;
  • Record of good academic citizenship through service to students, the University, and the community, and a commitment to scholarship;
  • Consistent demonstration of support for the University's mission.