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John Studdard

MBA '00

Principal
Linsalata Capital Partners (Mayfield Heights, Ohio)

Biography

Mr. Studdard's responsibilities include acquisition searches, due diligence, negotiations, financing and portfolio company oversight. He is a director of Manhattan Beachwear, LLC, U-Line Corporation and Wellborn Forest Products, Inc.

Before joining Linsalata Capital Partners in 2004, Mr. Studdard spent five years with Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland, where he rose to the level of Manager in the strategy and operations practice. While there, he focused on providing merger and acquisition and turnaround advisory services to manufacturing and consumer product clients. He began his professional career in a progression of finance positions with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Education

Mr. Studdard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Manufacturing Management from Cornell University.