HeadShotDr. Opincar serves as President and CEO of Boardroom Partners, a board-level consultancy; as President and CEO of the Ethical Intelligence Research Center, a not-for-profit research and educational institute; and as a college professor. His current professional pursuits are all directed towards making the world a better place through research, writing, speaking, and teaching about team-based corporate governance and human ethical intelligence—one person and one organization at a time. He accomplishes these goals through workshops and adult learning activities aimed at developing leadership skills.

Previously, Dr. Opincar served as Campus and Academic Director for the University of Phoenix in Iowa. Since joining the University of Phoenix in 2003, he also served as Director of Academic Affairs in Iowa, Lead Faculty/Area Chair in Houston, and Associate Faculty member in Iowa, Houston, and Online Campuses. Dr. Opincar continues his role as a University of Phoenix associate faculty member. He previously held teaching posts at Belhaven University and Our Lady of the Lake University.

Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Opincar built a successful multi-decade career in business with large enterprises such as Deloitte Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Ford Motor Company. He also founded and led several startups, the last of which was housed in the Technology Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin.

During his career, Dr. Opincar served in numerous business and higher educational leadership positions including Chief Academic Officer at the University of Phoenix Iowa Campus, CFO of a NYSE energy company, managing director of an international software consortium, board member and advisor, senior consultant to a select group of Fortune 500 clients and their directors, and CEO of a number of privately held companies.

Dr. Opincar earned degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan State University, and the University of Phoenix. He is a lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Delta Mu Delta honor societies. Dr. Opincar is a Certified Public Accountant in Michigan and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a certified John Maxwell Team leadership coach, trainer, and speaker. His non-professional pursuits include gourmet cooking, music, politics, gardening, and Standard Poodles.

Contact John to learn more about ethical intelligence, and how developing leadership skills through his adult learning activities can catapult your career to the next level!