John is the Founder, President & CEO of Third Road Management and is responsible for the firm’s overall directional leadership in addition to serving as a Fractional CFO for multiple Third Road Management clients.
Prior to founding Third Road Management, John served as the CFO/ Director of Operations at Mission Church, where he was responsible for financial oversight and the development and maintenance of operations including Accounting, Finance, Risk Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Payroll and Facilities. John also served on the Directional Leadership Team, assisting in making strategic directional decisions.
From 2007-2013 John served as a Vice President on the institutional fixed income sales desks of boutique Wall Street investment banks R.W. Pressprich & Company and Cohen & Company. John’s responsibilities included analytics and sales, where he focused predominantly on distressed structured credit and mortgage backed securities.
Between 2002 and 2007, John worked for Antares Capital and Denali Capital, where he ultimately led a team of analysts responsible for underwriting new transactions and the portfolio management of ~$500 million in senior secured, high yield, middle market and broadly syndicated loans.
John began his career as an associate in the Transaction Advisory Group at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he performed collateral eligibility analysis for asset based lending engagements and financial due diligence and quality of earnings analysis for mergers and acquisitions.
John graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Gies College of Business. While at the University of Illinois, John was a member of the Gamma Zeta chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
John resides in Glen Ellyn, IL with his wife, Tiffani, and their four beautiful young girls.