John has 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, finance, corporate development, M&A, JVs and alliances, product development and marketing. He has worked with Fortune 500 and startups in financial services, media and technology, private equity, data services, student lending, software and eCommerce.
Previously, John was Managing Director of Corporate Development at Sallie Mae, where he managed M&A, divestitures, and strategic transactions. He led due diligence and valuation analysis for the acquisition of a $26B student loan portfolio from Citigroup, managed cross-functional project teams for due diligence of over $1.5B in potential acquisitions, and was a leader in the company’s entry into new markets.
Earlier, John held various transaction and strategy management positions at LexisNexis, Capital One, ClearCross, and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman).
John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Economics, and has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.