John Visbal is the founder, President, and CEO of East Bay Logistics and its related companies that have provided full service logistics to coffee and cocoa importers, roasters, and manufacturers since 1998. Prior to that he served as Chief Operating Officer, President, and Partner in various start-ups. In addition, he provided turn around and crisis management to private and public companies. He began his career with The Emporium and Broadway Stores in retail distribution. John became CEO of the California Autism Foundation (CAF) in April 2008. Over the next 5 years he reorganized operations, paid down $7mm in debt, and stabilized the foundation. CAF provides direct service to over 175 children and adults with autism and their families through 5 programs including a school, day, residential, supported Living and work programs. John is currently Vice-President of the Board of CAF.
John holds an MBA from California State University East Bay, a B.S. Business Administration from University of San Francisco. He has held board positions with The Alternative Board, California Autism Foundation, Pacific Coast Coffee Association, and most recently with LeadersUp.