John leads the Community Loan Fund’s Business Finance program, which connects business owners with the loans, investments, and expertise they need to compete in a changing marketplace. He is also the founder and Managing Director of the Community Loan Fund’s Vested for Growth program, which has placed millions in growth capital.
Vested for Growth uses a variety of deal structures, including debt, royalty financing and equity to enable high-growth businesses to accomplish their acquisition or new-product introduction strategies. John particularly enjoys working with manufacturers, as well as local food producers like farms, distributors and restaurants, that contribute to New Hampshire’s food system.
John is a member of Granite State Angels, previously founded the Workforce Opportunity Council and Concord Area Trust for Community Housing, and is a past President of the NH Job Training Council. He was a Baldrige Examiner for the Granite State Quality Award in 2003 and 2002.