Our Team.
John Colwell, Managing Director

John Colwell, Managing DirectorJohn has worked with companies at all stages of corporate development for over two decades. Serving in senior management positions with half a dozen companies (revenues $3,000,000 to $85,000,000) has provided a depth and breadth of operating knowledge for helping owners optimize the growth and profitability of their businesses. Seven years a Managing Director of a private equity firm that invested in high growth and mature companies, five more managing a $70,000,000 fund that made equity and mezzanine investments in expansion stage companies, and participation in over eighty mergers and acquisitions and growth financings have instilled a practical understanding how to execute investment banking transactions that achieve owners’ corporate and personal financial objectives. John has spoken on entrepreneurship and investment banking for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership; the Maryland Small Business Development Centers; Maryland Technology Development Corporation; UMBC ACTiVATE; Association For Corporate Growth; Baltimore-Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce; and Capital Formation Institute. He developed the content and served as moderator for “Credit Crisis Rx” sponsored by Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, “Three Paths to Entrepreneurship” sponsored by Baltimore City Community College, and Washington DC Archangels "CFO Masters" Workshop. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center and the UB Finance Advisory Board, and an adjunct professor of Finance in the school’s MBA program. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of The Mountain Workshop, LLC and StorePort LLC.