John M. Deignan

John DeignanJohn M. Deignan


John M. Deignan is a dynamic senior executive with broad and diverse experience in global business management – generating millions of dollars in profitable growth. He finds success in building, reorganizing and directing multi-disciplined teams to develop and deliver innovative solutions to the market. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, he is able to define and align business strategies and marketing and sales initiatives to identify and secure growth opportunities. Deignan is also effective at leveraging strategic partnerships and negotiation skills to turn around and transform underperforming entities into profit-focused, customer service-driven organizations.

As president and chief executive officer at Baker Hill, Deignan is responsible for consulting clients to provide guidance and expertise on leveraging technology to drive more profitable relationships. Prior to Baker Hill, Deignan spent the majority of his career at Diebold Nixdorf, where he held various senior leadership positions. Most recently, he was chief marketing officer, overseeing daily operations supporting all aspects of global marketing and product management for the corporation. He was also vice president of its North American sales division, where he was responsible for all commercial efforts and P&L performance for its North America National Accounts organization. Additionally, Deignan has held several international leadership roles, serving as managing director for Diebold in Australia and New Zealand, as well as for Diebold’s Canadian organization. During his tenure, he primarily focused on the global bank and credit union markets, providing him a unique perspective that will foster continued growth and innovation at Baker Hill.

Deignan is passionate about helping clients succeed. At Baker Hill, Deignan will work closely with the company’s clients to help them best leverage technology and data analytics to drive sustained growth and profitability within their organization. His extensive experience in the financial services industry will be invaluable in transitioning Baker Hill as a driving force in lending and business intelligence solutions.

Deignan is an active member of the Association for Financial Technology (AFT) and also serves on TechPoint Indiana's board. 

Deignan earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Marquette University and a master’s degree in International Business from Roosevelt University. 


What's the Word?

“John was an outstanding and successful leader. His industry knowledge, detail-oriented approach, customer focus, and strong management skills in developing a successful and driven sales/marketing organization lead to his continued success year over year.”

-Gary Guerrero, Sales Management / Financial Services Professional

“John is a charismatic, disciplined and results oriented leader who greatly values both his customers and his team. He has a strong business ethic, a close eye for detail, excellent organizational skills and can inspire top performances as second nature.”

-Ben Dowson, Senior Account Executive at Nuance Communications

“John is an experienced leader that successfully navigates and balances the complexities of global business issues. His experience spans many disciplines within a corporation and he has developed a keen understanding of how to get the best performance out of the whole system. He identifies target areas that will have clear impacts and turns them quickly into opportunities for an organization. His operating model is transparent and refreshing, as it allows his leadership team to participate in the problem solving process. In addition, he empowers his organization to act quickly and helps to insure the stakeholders at an executive level are synchronized on the expectations. He is an executive that is motivated by achieving results, recognizing/promoting talent, and creating a supporting culture that prospers.”

-Tricia Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer at Brunswick Companies

“I learned many things from John during his time as Managing Director of Diebold Canada. He is the consummate sales and operations management professional. He is an effective communicator with the ability to motivate others, make decisions and drive business growth.”

-John Lintack, Client Manager at Diebold Nixdorf

“John is an extremely driven individual, focused on delivering results, which is evident by the successful business he developed and led in Australia and New Zealand. He was able to achieve this by his ability to inspire, guide and motivate his team, to deliver to the best of their abilities. John is very approachable, a consummate professional and a natural born leader and this was evident by the respect and friendships he developed and built, both within our organization and that of our customers across the region.”

-Justine Harris, Regional Vice President EMEA at Akamai Technologies