New York, NY, September 15, 2017 – Metropolitan Partners Group Management, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor based in New York City, announced today that John Ioannou will assume the newly-created role of President. John had previously served as Operating Partner at Metropolitan focusing on the Firm’s portfolio companies, including a recent secondment as a portfolio company CEO where he drove 523% revenue growth and the company was ranked in the top quintile of the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and the 42nd fastest-growing financial services company.
In his new role, John will oversee all of the Firm’s portfolio company activities, operations and strategic growth initiatives. Metropolitan’s Managing Partner, Paul Lisiak, said, “We are delighted to have John in this cornerstone role to drive the next phase of Metropolitan’s growth with his tremendous experience and skill as an operator in a wide range of businesses. John will be a key leader to fortify Metropolitan’s infrastructure and operating partner network as we continue to grow our team to meet the specialized needs of an underserved market opportunity.”
Mr. Ioannou is a former executive with IBM, President & CEO of multiple companies and a General Partner of a venture capital fund with a long track record of accomplishments, having run and advised businesses ranging in size from startup to multi-billion-dollar units of Fortune companies with a concentration in the credit, services, software, technology and private equity industries. He has held leadership, governance or advisory roles in 25 private and public companies across 12 different industries.
“I am excited to play a more impactful role in Metropolitan’s operations and to continue to build on everything the team has accomplished to date,” said John Ioannou.
About Metropolitan Partners Group:
Metropolitan Partners Group specializes in financing capital-intensive small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S. that often have not had an institutional investor, are going through a period of growth, and require additional capital in order to achieve scale. The loans we provide of $5 million to $25 million, which are typically senior-secured and have maturities of 12 to 36 months, go to fundamentally sound businesses and are structured to minimize equity dilution. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has deployed more than $500 million of capital and completed over 50 investments. We focus on a number of business sectors including specialty finance, local infrastructure, telecom, heavy equipment, niche manufacturing and automation.
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