Managing Partner, Transformational Partnerships Fund
John leads SeaChange Capital Partners, a nonprofit which helps nonprofits facing complex financial and organizational challenges. In this capacity, he spear headed SeaChange’s recent launch of the Transformational Partnership Fund, which provides colleges and universities financial support to explore student-centric partnerships and collaborations that could meaningfully transform how they operate. Prior to joining SeaChange in 2008, John was a partner at Warburg Pincus in that global private equity firm’s New York, Tokyo, and London offices. Earlier in his career John worked as a software engineer in Tokyo and a management consultant at Oliver Wyman. John comes from a family of academics and did a mid-life masters in philosophy at the London School of Economics. At the same time, and in conjunction with Lord Richard Layard of the Centre for Economic Performance (at the London School of Economics) and Dr Martin E.P. Seligman of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, he coordinated a three-year program in resilience-building and depression prevention for more than 3,000 children across 25 middle schools in the United Kingdom. John has a BSE from Princeton University and a MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics. He serves as an observer on a number of nonprofit boards (or finance committees), is a trustee of the John Jay Foundation and the Putney School, and is an equity investment advisor to MicroVest Capital Management. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four children.