John leads corporate development initiatives for OpenView and its portfolio companies, including establishing strategic relationships with potential alliance partners and acquirers, assisting with M&A execution and advising on debt capital markets transactions. He also acts as the primary point of coverage for OpenView’s network of business and corporate development relationships at large cap software companies, as well as venture lenders and investment banks. He currently serves as Board Director for Balihoo, an OpenView portfolio company.
Prior to joining OpenView, John was Director of Corporate Development at Rocket Software, a global enterprise software company where he drove inorganic growth initiatives and business development activities. While there he successfully executed 10 acquisitions, including public company carve-outs, stock purchases and cross-border transactions. Before Rocket, John focused on M&A as an investment banker at Barclays Capital, and he has also held various roles within the asset management industry.
Get to Know John
In college John was captain of his Division I lacrosse team, and although he still loves the game, it’s mostly a spectator experience these days. Now older and wiser, he mainly sticks to non-collision sports, including skiing in order to make the most of New England’s epic winters.
What Does OpenView Mean to You?
We take a truly 360-degree view when making decisions and taking actions – how does this impact and serve our entrepreneurs, employees, investors and the community? I see this play out on a daily basis and it’s something in which the firm takes pride.