John is President of Glacier Peak Capital. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Columbia University Graduate School under the Herbert Lehman Doctoral Fellowship. In 1974 John began his investment career in New York City and joined Oppenheimer & Co. in 1975. He founded Summit Capital Partners, a value-oriented private investment fund, in 1984 and in 1988 moved to Seattle as partner in charge of Oppenheimer’s Pacific Northwest operations.
In 1996 John founded Summit Capital, an independent investment advisory firm managing individual accounts and the Summit Capital Partners Fund. In 2012 he sold his interest in Summit Capital and founded Glacier Peak Capital to focus on managing Glacier Peak U.S. Value Fund and Glacier Peak Global Value Fund (originally called Summit Capital Partners).
John has always been active in the community with selected activities including: Chairman of the Building Committee for the Pelham Art Center; board member and co-chair of the Million Dollar Roundtable of the United Way of King County; board member and chair of the University of Notre Dame Art Museum; trustee of the Pacific Northwest Ballet; chairman of the College Baseball Classic Foundation; board member of Andean Health and Development; advisory member of the Investment Management Program at the University of Notre Dame Business School; and member of the executive advisory committee of the Institute For Prostate Research [a consortium of the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]. John is a very active athlete, and enjoys mountain climbing, cycling, tennis, skiing, golf and most water sports.