John is a seasoned advisor of growing consumer businesses. He is a leading partner at Arlington Capital Advisors, a boutique consumer-focused investment bank, where his primary responsibilities include initiating and executing deals as well as developing business opportunities. He advises middle-market companies on sell-side and buy-side merger and acquisition transactions, corporate divestitures, management buyouts, recapitalizations, and other corporate finance matters. Adept in helping companies capitalize on their potential, John acts as a significant resource to the Fenwick team and our clients.
Prior to Arlington, he honed his skills as a financial analyst for AmSouth Capital Markets (now Regions Capital Markets) specializing in corporate syndicated senior debt, private placements, interest rate derivatives, taxable and tax-exempt bond issuances, and other commercial capital markets solutions. During his time at AM South, John represented many notable public and private companies with revenues ranging from $100 million to $3 billion.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lipscomb University with a degree in Political Science and earned a Masters degree in Management, Economics, and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he was a Ransome Scholar. He is actively involved in his community, participating in Birmingham’s Monday Morning Quarterback Club and formerly serving as the President of Glenwood Autism & Behavioral Health’s Junior Board.