John is a Senior Advisor to ASC Advisors. He advises clients on a selective basis in a number of important business areas, including operations, investor relations and capital fund raising. John’s operational and investor relations experience has grown out of a 17-year career in the hedge fund industry where most recently, he was Head of Investor Relations and Business Development and Chief Operating Officer at Criterion Capital Management.
Prior to his time at Criterion, John spent seven years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., most recently as a Vice President overseeing the West Coast Region for the Capital Introduction Team. He has also served as Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at HRJ Capital Management.
John is currently a Managing Partner of Third Leaf Partners, a firm that advises, invests in, and operates global beverage and hospitality businesses at all stages of development. An avid wine enthusiast, he is also the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Red Stitch Wine, a critically-acclaimed Napa Valley boutique winery that he founded in 2008 with Dave Roberts and Rich Aurilia.
John is an Ambassador to the Navy SEAL Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation, a member of the Guardsmen of San Francisco and a member of the Board of Directors of Villa Taverna. John received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.