John Black

Head of H.I.G. Growth Equity

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  • Location:

    Boston

  • Education:

    BA Applied Mathematics, Harvard

  • Prior Experience:

    Ernst & Young

John is the Head of H.I.G. Growth Equity. He is responsible for all the day-to-day activities of H.I.G. Growth Partners, H.I.G.’s dedicated growth equity investment group.

Since joining in 1996, John has led or had a significant role in more than forty H.I.G. investments in technology, media, healthcare, consumer oriented, and business service companies. His investments have supported management in the development and implementation of their growth strategies in a wide range of transaction dynamics including owner-operated/family business recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, take-private transactions, consolidations and minority growth equity investments.

Prior to H.I.G., John was a senior professional with several leading firms working with lower middle market businesses to identify and implement operational initiatives to enable the businesses to realize their full growth potential. John has held several executive level management positions including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. John began his career in the Corporate Finance Group at Ernst & Young.

John received his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.