Handler Associates, Inc.

In business, the woods can be dark & deep. Good to travel with someone that has gone this way before.

John Handler
Business Coach & Advisor

(773) 327-1027

In his over five-year tenure with the Southside of Chicago economic development group, The Greater Chatham Initiative, Mr Handler has worked with 200+ small businesses focusing on access to capital, knowing your numbers, developing your team, digital presence, and innovation.  Mr Handler was the founding director of www.FoodLabChicago.com,  a cohort of 82 Southside restaurants.  Mr Handler is the co-founder of  www.SoulDelivered.com,  a community delivery service. A L3C, low profit corporation social enterprise.

Mr Handler grew up in manufacturing first building cars at Chrysler in downtown Detroit. Then Ingrid and EKCO Housewares.  Was CEO of GB Engineering pioneering 3D technologies in product development and tool building.  Founded Truck Dispatching Innovations consulting to100+ companies pioneering distribution and last mile route optimization, GPS and mobile technologies.  Deep small business insight having owned and operated restaurants and coffee shops for over 25 years. Extensive digital and data experience having created and launched numerous websites and social media campaigns.  His restaurant was an early development partner with Groupon, Living Social, Open Table, Grubhub, and others.    Engineering degree in Advanced Manufacturing and an MBA from Harvard Business School with an Organizational Behavior and Industrial Strategy focus.