Partner & Co-Head of Junior Capital Team
Joined Gryphon: 2021
Industry Group: Gryphon Junior Capital Team
John joined Gryphon in 2021 as a Partner and Co-Leads the firm’s Junior Capital Team. He has over 30 years of junior capital investing experience as a founder of GoldPoint Partners (a subsidiary of NY Life) and the company’s former CEO. At GoldPoint, John oversaw and/or executed over 155 transactions totaling over $4.5 billion in junior capital investments.Prior to Gryphon, John’s experience included:
- GoldPoint Partners LLC, Co-Founder and Senior Advisor – John has over 30 years of private equity experience, having co-founded and led GoldPoint Partners LLC, a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company where he presided over $7.4 billion invested in 351 direct deals and more than $15 billion in fund commitments. In addition, from 2010 through 2020, John operated as GoldPoint’s Chairman after having served as the company’s CEO from its formation in 1999 through 2009. While at the company, assets under his management grew from $1.5 billion to over $13.6 billion. While at GoldPoint, John established a close partnership with Gryphon, providing true leadership and support as an LP Advisory Committee member and leading nine Gryphon fund investments and numerous co-investments and debt investments (in aggregate over $1 billion invested and committed) on behalf of GoldPoint and its clients.
- New York Life, Head of the Private Finance Group – John led the $14 billion Private Finance Group.
- Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, Vice President, Private Placements.
B.A., History, Columbia College
M.B.A., Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University