John Megrue is the CEO of Apax Partners US and Head of the Retail & Consumer Group. He is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees as well as the 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 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.more » « less