John is a highly sought after speaker on topics such as leadership, strategy and culture.  With over 30 years of experience working throughout the financial services industry, John presents with transparency and sense of humor that is both refreshing and motivational.  Currently, John is the President / CEO for Partners Federal Credit Union serving the employees of The Walt Disney Company and their families.  He is also the author of the leadership book, Doing What Matters: How Leaders Help Individuals and Organizations Thrive.  John selects just a handful of small speaking engagements each year with all proceeds being donated in support of emerging leaders.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements


Kony Accelerate Conference – September 3-4, Austin, TX

Website: Kony Presents Accelerate 2019

Past Speaking Engagements


Downey Credit Union – August 16th, Long Beach, CA

– Private Event –


CUNA CEO Council Conference – October 2-4, Omni Mandalay Las Colinas Irving, TX

Website: 2018 CUNA CEO Council Conference

A credit union CEO-only setting where you’ll have ample opportunities to collaborate with peers and discuss topics important to you and your credit union. Share insights and advice, explore ideas and leverage the experience of fellow CEOs.

HRD Network Annual Conference – May 26-28, Napa Valley Embassy Suites

Website: 2018 HRD Network Annual Conference

The HRD Network Conferences provide you with relevant topics, timely information and an opportunity to get re-focused and re-energized. In addition to learning from industry experts, you will have the opportunity to share best practices and exchange ideas with others in your field. You’ll also have a chance to meet with our Business Partners to assist you with finding solutions.

CULytics – March 13-14, Microsoft, The Commons, Redmond, WA

Website: CULytics – 2018 Credit Union Analytics Summit, USA | Data Science Event

The summit consists of multiple sessions over two days that covers strategic, operational, and technical topics that will help credit unions define and execute their data vision.


REACH 2017 – November 5-8, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort

Website: REACH 2017

Move forward at REACH 2017, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting & Convention. Join us as hundreds of credit union executives, professionals, and suppliers expand their insights, to reveal exciting possibilities and spark transformation.

AXFI Conference – June 11-14, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Website: 2017 AXFI Conference

The Analytics and Financial Innovation (AXFI) Conference is the premier educational event for credit union and community bank professionals serious about analytics and financial innovation. This annual event brings together hundreds of professionals, industry experts and leading researchers in the field of analytics and financial innovation.

AXFI’s purpose is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections you need to transform your financial institution into an analytics competitor.

CUbroadcast.com #754: How Disney’s Partners FCU Successfully Leveraged Data Analytics

CU Analytics Summit – March 7-8, Redmond, Washington

Website: 2017 Credit Union Analytics Summit

CEO Panel – Investments in Data Analytics – What are the expectations, challenges, and commitments involved when investing in Data & Analytics. How can we learn from the results and take the next step forward for improving business? We are sitting on gold mines of data and the challenge is to unify it across the enterprise that provides a high quality common point of reference. Our goal is to augment traditional business intelligence with a modern data platform that enables agile decision making.

CU Analytics Summit

Catalyst Corporate Conference – February 15-17, Tucson, Arizona

Website: Catalyst Corporate Conference (Private Event)

Panel Discussion: “Becoming Agents for Change”
Moderator – Jim Kasch

Hear a panel of credit union leaders (John Janclaes and Bill Partin) share how they have boldly championed change and innovation to meet their members’ needs.


Cal State Long Beach

Redlands University

Claremont Graduate University

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