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John Studdard

Jr., M.B.A. '00

Managing Director
Linsalata Capital Partners (Mayfield Heights, OH)


Mr. John A. Studdard, Jr. is a Managing Director at Linsalata Capital Partners. Mr. Studdard joined the firm in 2004 and his responsibilities include acquisition searches, due diligence, negotiations, financing, and portfolio company oversight. Previously, Mr. Studdard spent five years at Deloitte Consulting in Cleveland, where he rose to the level of Manager in the strategy and operations practice. While there, Mr. Studdard focused on providing merger, acquisition, and turnaround advisory services to manufacturing, consumer product, and retail clients. He began his professional career in a progression of financial analysis positions at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Mr. Studdard currently serves on the U-Line Corporation, Neff Motivation, Wellborn Forest, and Augusta Sportswear, Inc. oversight teams.


Mr. Studdard received an M.B.A. in Finance and Manufacturing Management from Johnson and a B.S. degree in Finance and Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.