About John

John has successfully led multiple turnarounds across industries as a CEO, a private equity partner, and a board director/chair. His core strength is combining his private equity investing skills with his ability to lead people and execute as a CEO.

John’s functional specialties are investment management, finance, private equity, venture capital, financial modeling, and accounting. He has taught these topics at a number of major business schools. His industry expertise and investment experience spans a variety of sectors, including aerospace and defense, heavy manufacturing, banking, chemicals, retail, and high technology.

John is also the co-chair of the Next 36, Canada’s leading program for entrepreneurial development. In this capacity, John works with some of Canada’s top business leaders to build disruptive startup companies that challenge large industries. He has served extensively as a director on for-profit and non-profit boards.

John’s writing on corporate governance, corporate finance, and technology has been published in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, McKinsey Quarterly, and Director (the magazine of the Institute of Corporate Directors), among other publications.

Past experience

Brookfield Capital Partners
Senior VP, Deal and operating executive

RHB Group
President and CEO

Blacks Photo Corporation
President and CEO

ReichmannHauer Capital Partners
Partner and co-founder

McKinsey & Company
Senior engagement manager

Goldman Sachs
Senior analyst, High Technology Group

Education

Harvard Business School
MBA

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
MPA, public policy

Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business
HBA