John is a co-founder of Great Hill Partners and served as a Managing Partner from the firm’s inception through 2017. Over the course of his private equity career, John invested in a variety of companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications, business services and media sectors. He formerly served on the boards of American Broadband, Ascenty, Focal Communications, Global Tower Management, GMT Group, Horizon Telecom International, Latisys, Language for Industry Worldwide, Recruiting.com, Symmetry, Volaris Online and Vivax.
John began his career in private equity in 1989 when he joined M/C Partners as a senior associate upon graduation from business school. Prior to business school, he spent two years at Bank of Boston, completing the bank’s training program and serving as a loan officer in the bank’s media & communications group.
John earned a degree in economics from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.