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John Civantos | Financial Innovator Award
Court Square Capital Partners
New York, NY
John is a Managing Partner with Court Square Capital Partners, a leading U.S. middle market private equity firm with over $5 billion of assets under management. He joined the firm in 2004 and leads the firm's efforts investing in the Marketing and Information Services sector. Successful Marketing and Information Services investments: he has been involved with at Court Square include InfoGroup, ResearchNow, DISA Global Solutions, Vestcom, mSpark, IWCO Direct, Mosaic Sales Solutions and SGS International, which together represent over $4 billion of enterprise value. Prior to Court Square, he spent six years with the private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and four years with Morgan Stanley & Co. He received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.B.A. with academic distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. John serves on the board of the NYC-based non-profit organization Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), which helps economically disadvantaged high school students attain the skills, scholarships and mentorship necessary to gain admission to selective colleges and universities, and to thrive once enrolled.