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Honors & Awards
John is a CFA charterholder.
MBA, Tuck School of Business
BS, Finance, cum laude
John is a Partner and CFO at OpenView, where he leads our Capital Markets, Finance, Marketing, and Operations functions. He joined the firm in 2016 to initially launch our corporate development practice focused on generating portfolio liquidity and financing events.
At OpenView, we’re able to maximize impact and create value through intense focus—sector focus, stage focus, portfolio focus, and focus in how we work with and support our companies.
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
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