Partner & Chief Credit Officer
John joined CORDET in May 2019 and has 30 years of experience in the European private credit and leveraged finance markets. John previously spent 15 years with Rothschild & Co, where he was initially involved in the establishment of the firm’s mezzanine business, and subsequently, as a Managing Director, held the positions of Head of Credit within Rothschild & Co’s Credit Management division, and Co-Head of Five Arrows Direct Lending. During his career at Rothschild & Co, John also served as a member of the Direct Lending and Credit Management Investment Committees.
Prior to Rothschild and Co, John was an Investment Director at ABN AMRO Capital, responsible for originating, executing and monitoring mezzanine investments. He held several investee company board observer positions and was a member of the ABN AMRO Mezzanine Investment Committee.
He started his career with NatWest’s International Banking Division in 1988 and worked within NatWest Acquisition Finance from 1990.
John holds a BA in French and German from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Nottingham University Business School.