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John Walp
John Walp
Adjunct Instructor, Arts Administration & Museum Leadership


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John Walp, President of Converje, LLC, has over 25 years of practical experience in Human Resources Management and Compensation Consulting.

John leads the strategic design and delivery of practical, results-driven human resources programs, custom-designed for our clients’ success. We serve a combination of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in the United States in a variety of sectors, and we place a regional emphasis on non-profit organizations in the Delaware Valley. Before founding Converje in 2004, John led all Human Resources functions for Advanta Corporation, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Previously, John oversaw the design and administration of executive compensation and variable pay plans for CoreStates Financial Corporation and consulted for U.S. and Canadian clients of Philadelphia-based MacLean Associates and the Manhattan office of Mercer Human Resource Consulting, developing all types of base pay and variable compensation plans for clients in multiple sectors.

John is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. He is an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Arts Administration Graduate Program and at Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub Graduate School of Business, a Trustee of the Abington Health Foundation and a member of the Gerson Lehrman Group’s Financial & Business Council. He has spoken on surviving the current recession to members of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, on team-based pay for the International Quality and Productivity Center, executive compensation for Temple University, and the role of technology in HR for Cornell University. John has been quoted in Credit Card Management Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and with Ivy Silver recently co-authored two articles published in Benefits and Compensation Digest, the journal of the International Foundation on Employee Benefits. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1986 and is a member of SHRM, World at Work, and the Pennjerdel Employee Benefits & Compensation Association.