Founder, Managing Member, and Chief Executive Officer: John Pagli Jr.
Strategy Focus: Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Private Credit, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Venture Capital, Direct Deals
Geographic Coverage: North America
John Pagli Jr. | Founder, Managing Member, and CEO
John M. Pagli, Jr., is a senior business development advisor in the alternative investment industry with broad and deep experience with hedge fund and private markets strategies. Based in Connecticut, he leads capital raising advisory mandates for raising capital for alternative investment managers and creating new products for alternative investors. John is a globally positioned C-Level strategic business development and operating executive with broad and deep experience of over 25 years in alternative financing and investments across the full spectrum of structures and investments ranging from private markets, spanning leveraged finance, structured finance, private equity, mezzanine financing, private debt and credit, infrastructure and project finance, and ESG, impact and Opportunity Zone investments, to an extensive array of hedge fund strategies.
John has been integral to the development and management of alternative financing and investment businesses at all key phases of the business and product life cycles, both organically and strategically, through new product development, capital raising, investor relationship management, and the creation and management of joint ventures and strategic partnerships to launch and distribute new products to institutional, family office, UHNW investors and wealth managers globally. He has been an active member of executive and investment committees, sourcing and allocating capital to internal principal investment strategies and to external managers. He is driven by creative, client-centric, complex problem-solving, drawing on prior experiences in commercial banking, investment banking, principal investing and consultative selling. John is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit and a contributing author to various industry publications.
John has worked with several industry leading firms in capital markets and investment banking, hedge funds and private markets. He began his career in specialized lending with National Westminster Bank, after completing the bank’s credit training program at the top of his class, and then joined Union Bank of Switzerland to co-found and co-manage the North American project finance group, with aggregate transaction values in excess of $1 billion. John then moved to Wall Street and worked on a number of high-profile financing and advisory assignments and principal investments with Merrill Lynch with an aggregate transaction value of over $2.5 billion. Later, he embarked on his career in business development with alternative investment managers. As President and Managing Partner, John grew assets under management from $59 million to over $1.5 billion, and another $600 million for a few other alternative investments as head of business development. More recently, he managed the launch of several private markets funds with Prospect Capital Management, a leading business development company, and developed strategic investment partnerships for Corvias, a leading military and student housing and infrastructure developer.
John earned an MBA degree with distinction from New York University Stern Graduate School of Business Administration and a BSBA degree, cum laude, from Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Mr. Pagli is currently pursuing the Series 7 and other registrations with FINRA.