Senior Professionals - John Tuhey

John Tuhey, Senior Director

Phone: (312) 282-0915


John joins Plaisance Advisors as a Senior Director after a 20-plus year career a providing legal, strategic and operational advice to large public corporations, middle market companies, and non-profit organizations. Most recently, John was with ITW Corporation, where he served as the Divisional General Counsel to the Global Automotive Segment, a $2.8B business segment focused on selling automotive, appliance and medical components to global brand-name customers. 

Within ITW John provided strategic direction and advice on all legal needs for the segment through a team of shared functional and geographic resources, launched initiatives and successfully reduced the number of disputes between customers and segment businesses, streamlined global transactional processes to ensure that growth targets can be met without sacrificing any risk mitigation, and ensured compliance with applicable laws across multiple jurisdictions around the world, including the United States, Mexico, Europe, China and Brazil.

Responsibilities at Plaisance Advisors: At Plaisance Advisors John provides strategic direction and insight to the firm’s leadership. Leveraging his legal, operational and global experience, John works closely with other managing directors at Plaisance to market the firm’s services and guide entry into new geographic areas. He also actively participates in sale and acquisition advisory assignments.

Business Experience: Over more than 10 years at ITW and a predecessor company, John worked to profitably grow each business segment he helped oversee. His legal acumen and global experience combined with deep business insight proved invaluable in ITW’s Global Automotive Segment.

Academic Credentials: John earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law.