John, Managing Director, has over twenty years of experience in investment banking working with software and internet companies.
Prior to joining Headwaters, John spent nine years as a Managing Director and head of the Software and Internet Practice at Viant Capital, a boutique investment bank in San Francisco. Prior to joining Viant, John spent seven years at SG Cowen Securities Corporation where he was a Director in the Software Group, responsible for originating and executing securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions transactions for software companies. He began his career as a financial analyst with Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. in the Technology Group.
John has significant transaction experience in several investment banking product areas with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity, and convertible securities. Throughout his career, John has executed and closed over $5 billion in financings and over $1 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions for his clients. John has advised on client exits to such prominent companies as Google, Microsoft, IBM and CA in his career.
John earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BS in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.