John has a deep operational and financial background across multiple industries as a CEO, entrepreneur and private equity/venture capital investor. John heads the Advisory Services Group for Hobbs & Towne. He is focused on identifying opportunities and implementing our advisory service initiatives that offer significant value to our clients. We advise clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, and fundraising in order to enhance the client’s desired outcome. We utilize our significant relationships with CEO’s, C-Suite executives, Private Equity and Venture Capital funds to build a network of strategic partners for our clients. These strategic partners enhance the value of our clients in key areas. John serves as a board advisor to Mati Energy drinks, Keel Vodka, High Beauty, and Gadget Software.
John has served as President and CEO for Private Equity owned portfolio companies over the past 20 years. In addition, he founded two startup companies that he grew and were acquired by investors. During his career, John has been involved in fourteen acquisitions, seven of which he led. He was part of the team that grew a portfolio company from $50 million in revenue to $350 million in revenue and exited with a $550 million purchase by a Fortune 100 company.
John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Management Program at the University of Virginia. While at Penn, John was a member of the football team which won the Ivy League Championship, earning him 1st team All-Ivy honors. When not working, John enjoys all sports and classical art. He and his wife, Susan, have five children which keeps them active in their free time.