John DeLeon, Sr. Director HR – People Experience at Costa Farms, LLC
John DeLeon is a passionate business leader who is committed to unleashing the potential in others, as this is how he measures his success with those he leads, mentors, and coaches. A consummate professional, his leadership style draws from the best of his experience working within Fortune 100 companies, while always looking for the best in proven talent development trends that lead to his ultimate purpose in life – helping others become the best version of themselves.
When John started his career with Costa Farms five years ago, he leveraged his background in the financial services, higher education, and big-box retail sales industries, to help establish the organization’s Learning and Organization Development department. Together with his team, he led programs to support a holistic approach to Talent Management, Learning and Development, Change Management, and Talent Acquisition. John values results and the principles of leadership through self-awareness as well as legacy leadership. If you would like to learn more about John, you can also connect with him on LinkedIn to review his experience, credentials, and affiliations.
Costa Farms ... Enjoy the beauty of live plants!
Today, Costa Farms is a third generation, family owned business that globally stretches over 4,200 acres and employs 2,800 people. Along with thriving indoor houseplant and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and transportation companies as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South Florida and North Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East. Costa Farms announced that it has acquired Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc. of Apopka, Fla., a small-foliage grower. Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses has played a role in the indoor houseplant industry for more than 40 years.