John Stewart

Partner and Co-Founder, MiddleGround Capital

John is a Partner at MiddleGround Capital where he is responsible for overall management of the firm and management of the Investment Team with Lauren Mulholland.  John started his career as an hourly line worker at Toyota Motor Corporation and held numerous management and executive positions over an 18-year career.  John made the move to private equity in 2007, joining Monomoy Capital as an Operating Partner.

In 2010, John was named the Head of Operations and built out the Operations Group over the next six years with Scot Duncan.  In 2016, John became a Partner in the firm and Co-Head of Private Equity.  Throughout his career, John has worked on numerous transactions and served on the Board of Directors of 16 companies (3 as Chairman of the Board) across both middle market and Fortune 100 companies.  John is also the author of “Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean“. He sits on the board of Alco Manufacturing Corporation.

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John Stewart