Over the course of his 25-year career, John has played a leading role in nearly every aspect of private company activity and family office investing. He has structured transactions as a lawyer, improved operations and developed strategy as a management consultant, started companies as an entrepreneur, lead management teams as a CEO and Board Member, advised families regarding their investments, and deployed family office capital as an investor. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Marjo Investments LLC, a holding company focused on making private company investments with and for family offices.
During the last 6 years, John has led or co-led investments in companies with an aggregate enterprise value of more than $900 million. Prior to founding Marjo Investments, John was the co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Compliance Officer of McNally Capital LLC, where John oversaw the firm’s investment and private capital activities and advised family offices globally regarding their investments. In addition to leading Marjo, John serves as an Affiliate Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm, and is a member of the founding team of the Family Office Center at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Previously, John lead a significant division at Hewlett-Packard, served as CEO of Brigade, a General Atlantic Partners portfolio company based in Hyderabad, India, and served as a senior associate with the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and as an associate with the law firm Latham & Watkins. John sits on a variety of private company boards, including as a Trustee and Investment Committee member of The Newberry Library.
John holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington.