vcardJohn Lee

Managing Director
2009 South Capital of Texas Hwy
Suite 300
Austin TX 78746

Mr. Lee was born in California and moved to Utah around the age of ten, where he attended high school and college, and earned his four degrees, including a Bachelors and Masters in Administrative Organizational Management, a Seminary/Institute Teaching Degree, and an Associate of Arts Communications Degree.

John grew up in the Boy Scout program, which instilled his strong values and drive for success. He was an Eagle Scout and later became a Scout Leader. He received one of the highest honors in the Scouting Program called the Silver Beaver for outstanding leadership. He leads 137 Eagle Scouts and is the County Commissioner.

Mr. Lee helps business owners find the right path to achieve their goals, whether it is to find a strategic partner, create an alliance, or make a full exit from the business. He listens carefully to our clients, learns about their goals and desires, and shares ways our talented Benchmark International team can best assist them in fulfilling their aspirations.


Sales, Marketing, Business Strategy, Business Development, Customer Service, Leadership, Presentation Skills, Executive Coaching, Organizational Leadership, Leadership Development, New Business Development, Presentation Development




University of Phoenix - MS, Administration & Organizational Management

University of Phoenix - BS, Administration & Organizational Management

Brigham Young University - BS, Education


John has been involved in strategical development, sales, marketing and training for more than 27 years and has worked with many well known companies, including Disney, T-Mobile, Dish Network, Rewards Network, New Horizon Computer Learning Centers, Packard Bell Computers, USAA, Euphoria Water, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. He has held executive leadership roles at each of these companies.

He has also been an owner and seller of multiple businesses. He started at a young age by running a landscaping company, and he then served a two-year mission for his church. While in college, he started a video production company featuring weddings, model portfolios, commercials and pageants. After college, he sold that business and went into real estate and network marketing. In the late 1990s, he built a training business called Flight Workshops and did sales and management training in Las Vegas, working with keynote speaker Stephen Covey.

Additionally, John owned a 500-unit storage facility in San Antonio, which he sold and then started an international frozen yogurt franchise, which had a proprietary yogurt blend and 37 locations before selling the company.


As someone who loves entrepreneurship and enjoys hearing life stories and helping people work towards their life goals, the role of M&A Director is a perfect fit for John. He has a passion for relating to the experiences of those who have worked hard, sacrificed, and are ready for a new adventure in their lives.