John joined New State Capital Partners in 2013 following over 18 years of experience in investment banking, private equity, and operations. John has significant experience sourcing and executing transactions across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, specialty vehicles, agriculture, packaging, and business services.
Previously, John was a Principal with Vector Capital, a 2.2B fund focused on the technology sector. Prior to Vector, John was with Gryphon Investors, where he oversaw the firm’s special situations and business development efforts. Prior to Gryphon, John worked at Sun Capital Partners, where he focused on distressed and value investment opportunities across a number of industries. Earlier in his career, John co-founded TransOcean Capital, Inc., a middle-market private equity firm which serves investors in the MENA region. His work at TransOcean involved highly complex capital structures designed for TransOcean’s off-shore investor base.
John received his M.B.A. with a major in Finance from The Wharton School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.