John Kristoff

Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications and IR

PHONE: 330-418-6082

John Kristoff provides counsel to board chairs, CEOs, CFOs and other corporate officers on integrated communications, investor relations, media relations, crisis communications, M&A, transformation and restructuring.  He has more than 25 years of public company experience as a C-suite executive and trusted advisor to several CEOs, and also serves on the advisory board of a Silicon Valley start-up company.  His experience includes successfully navigating many high stakes events, including a hostile takeover attempt, shareholder activism, corporate SEC and DOJ investigations, political and media crises and large M&A transactions. In addition, John has been involved in several successful CEO and CFO transitions.

John joined Dix & Eaton in 2018 as Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations.  Prior to joining Dix & Eaton, he served as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD). John began his career working in public relations for BF Goodrich.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Kent State University and an MBA from Ashland University.  In addition, he shares a PRSA Silver Anvil for “Changing the Shareholder Mix and Company Image, and Increasing Valuation”.

Specializes in:

  • Integrated communications
  • Investor relations strategy
  • Crisis communications
  • Transactions
  • CEO and leadership communications

Involved with:

  • National Investor Relations Institute
  • Youth Lacrosse (coach)


  • Skiing
  • Vintage sports cars
  • Travel