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John Megrue

B.S. '80

Apax Partners (New York, NY)


John Megrue is Chairman of Apax Partners U.S. He is a member of the Investment, Approval, Exit and Portfolio Review Committees. John had originally joined Apax in 1988 and rejoined in 2005 from Saunders, Karp & Megrue which he co-founded in 1990. Prior to SKM, John served as Vice President and Principal at Patricof & Co. (an Apax predecessor), where he specialised in buyouts and late stage growth financings.


John is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Board Affiliations

Board memberships include Advantage Sales & Marketing, Bob's Discount Furniture, HUB International and rue 21. John is also a Director on the Board of Millennium Promise, the United States' only international non-profit organisation solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals set by the UN to halve extreme poverty by 2015.