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John Ferrara

  • Founder & CEO
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Biography

John has dedicated his 25+ year career to serving as a trusted advisor to privately held businesses.  Representative of over 200 engagements, he has acted as investment banker, management consultant, interim executive, investor, founder and board member.  John has been recognized as one of the Top 50 M&A advisors in the US and honored as an M&A Advisor Hall of Fame inductee.  Under his leadership, Capstone has expanded to 10 offices in the US and UK with an international platform that spans 450 professionals in 40 countries worldwide.

John started his career as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers in New York, later serving as a founding member of Rodman & Renshaw’s M&A practice.  After a break to play baseball in Australia, John joined Deloitte’s management consulting group in Los Angeles.  He then moved to Arthur Andersen in 1996 to start a corporate finance practice in Boston.  John became a Regional Managing Director with Andersen and held various national and global leadership positions.  In 2002, he purchased the practice and rebranded it as Capstone Partners.

He is the founder of the Spirit Triumph Cancer Foundation, author of the children’s book "Beyond the Waterspout" and former owner of an NECBL baseball franchise. 

Education

The Anderson School at UCLA - MBA - Finance & Entrepreneurial Studies

The London School of Economics - Post Graduate Studies in International Business

Wesleyan University - Dual BA - Government & Religion

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 24 General Securities Principal

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

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