John Patterson

Managing Director

About John

John Patterson is a long-time senior investment banking executive with extensive experience in raising capital for, and providing advisory services to, companies of all sizes across the subsectors of health care services, including providers, payers, health care IT and distribution, as well as medical device and products. Over the course of his 25+ year investment banking career, he has completed well over 100 transactions representing more than $10 billion in total value. Many of the transactions he has worked on involved publicly-traded companies.

In addition to his corporate clients, John has extensive relationships within the private equity community, including with many of those most active in investing in middle market health care services companies.

John has served as a Managing Director in the health care groups at leading Wall Street investment banking firms, including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, Deutsche Bank Securities and RBC Capital Markets, among others.

John also has significant operating experience as a senior management team member for a technology startup in the digital media space and as a founder of a dental practice management company focused on pediatric oral health. He has served on several boards of directors, including, most recently, a behavioral health company addressing the growing need for substance abuse treatment options in the U.S.

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Corporate Growth

Fun Facts

I’ve been an instrument-rated private pilot for almost thirty years. In that time, I’ve been blessed to see quite a bit of our beautiful country from 10,000 feet and below.

While I enjoy a wide variety of music genres – from classical to jazz to rock – music from the big band era is a favorite of mine – think Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” live at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Clearly, I was born a few decades too late.

What Other Profession Would You Like to Try?

I’d like to have a second career as a park ranger or tour guide at one of our national parks or battlefields. I enjoy being outdoors and am an avid student of history (U.S. and otherwise). As an investment banker, it should come as no surprise that I enjoy talking, so what could be better!


Mergers and Acquisition Advisory

Debt & Equity Capital Raising

Financial Analysis and Valuation


M.B.A., Finance, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

B.A., Economics, Bucknell University