John is a managing director at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in New York. He specializes in technology, SaaS, information services, deep tech and AI, digital media and digital marketing deals. John has 10 years of investment banking experience, focusing on advising middle-market clients on M&A transactions.
Previously, John was a founder, CEO and owner/operator of several fintech and software advisory and technology industry analyst consulting firms, including INFACT Research in London, UK, where his clients included McKinsey & Company (for over 10 years), Boston Consulting Group, Accenture, 3i, General Atlantic, BBC, Hewlett-Packard, Fiserv and Fair Isaac (now FICO). While leading INFACT Research, John was a frequent speaker and acknowledged industry expert and advisor on CRM and marketing technology. Prior to that, he was a senior industry analyst at New Science Associates, where he focused on artificial intelligence. After college, where he earned a computer science degree, John worked at several software companies and digital consulting firms as an artificial intelligence and user experience (UX) software developer and software designer. Early in his career, John also worked on AI and UX for two years in association with the world-renowned technology innovation center Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).