Strategy Focus:

Private Credit, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Venture Capital, and Direct Deals.

John Degen

Managing Director

John Degen is the Managing Director of Fusion Growth Capital, LLC.

Fusion Growth Capital, LLC was formed for the purpose of managing Mr. Degen’s regulated activities. The firm maintains offices in Stony Brook, NY, and West Palm Beach, FL. Mr. Degen has accumulated 30 years of finance, investment management, and operating experience across various industries. His broad expertise includes business strategy, corporate development, cross-functional business development, strategic partnering, and strategic supply chain development.

Mr. Degen began his professional career with Ogden Corporation in 1988, During his 6.5 years with Ogden Mr. Degen obtained a significant understanding of what is needed to effectively negotiate and close complex business partnerships and projects. John also held a high-level security clearance and served as the Assistant Facility Security Officer of Ogden. In 1995, Mr. Degen began his 17-year career with Sumitomo Corporation’s Business Investment Division. He participated in the deployment of more than $2.0 billion of debt and equity capital during his time with Sumitomo. From 2003 to 2010, Mr. Degen held positions with Oxford Finance Corporation, the leading provider of senior and equipment debt finance for the healthcare and life science industries, where he had operational profit and loss responsibilities. In addition, he covered and managed investments across several operating divisions, including Agriculture, Lifestyle, Specialty Finance, General Products, Media, and Life Sciences. His final assignment with Sumitomo led new business development efforts for Sumitomo’s European General Manager from 2011 to 2013. From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Degen served as a Strategic Advisor to several early-stage companies. Mr. Degen worked with ShareNett from 2019-22. During his time with ShareNett, he served as an Advisor to the CEO and was Co-Head of Origination. In 2022, Mr. Degen joined the Stonehaven family as a partner at Kayak Kapital, LLC. In the Summer of 2023, he established his own entity with Stonehaven, Fusion Growth Capital.

Mr. Degen received a B.A. in History from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Long Island University. He also attended executive management education programs at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. 

Mr. Degen speaks English, German, and rudimentary Japanese.

Mr. Degen currently holds the Series 7, 63, and 79, and registrations with FINRA.