John F. Megrue, Jr.

Industry experience:Country:United StatesOffice:New YorkJoined Apax:

1988

John F. Megrue, Jr. 

Experience and qualifications

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 ("SKM") 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. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Board memberships include Advantage Sales & Marketing, Kinetic Concepts (KCI), rue 21 and Cole Haan.

John is Chairman of Born Free and Chairman of the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free which is the private sector leader in working to eliminate HIV in new born children around the world.   He is Vice Chairman of the UN Special Envoys Office, a director of Grameen America, director of Millennium Promise and a Trustee of the Apax Foundation.

Investments

Investments include:

Advantage Sales & Marketing

Provider of outsourced sales and marketing services for the consumer packaged goods industry

Bobs Discount Furniture

Retailer of home furnishings at every day low prices

Cole Haan

Leading designer and retailer of premium footwear and accessories

HUB International Limited

Leading North American insurance brokerage

rue21, Inc.

rue21 is a leading specialty retailer of value-priced apparel for ages ranging from pre-teens to mid-thirties

Tommy Hilfiger Corporation

Apparel retail company and one of the world's leading lifestyle brands

Current directorships

Advantage Sales & Marketing

Provider of outsourced sales and marketing services for the consumer packaged goods industry

Cole Haan

Leading designer and retailer of premium footwear and accessories

KCI

Leading provider of therapies and products for the advanced wound care, tissue regeneration and therapeutic support system markets

rue21, Inc.

rue21 is a leading specialty retailer of value-priced apparel for ages ranging from pre-teens to mid-thirties

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