Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hamilton Clark & Co.
John started his career in corporate banking in 1971 at Citibank in New York. In 1981 he left Citibank as Vice President and Unit Head in the Petroleum Group, where he also managed the Bank's synthetic and alternative energy financing business. In 1981 he moved to investment banking and became a Managing Director and Head of the Independent Oil and Gas Group at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. in Houston. In 1985 he joined Lehman Brothers in Houston as a Managing Director and Head of the Houston Investment Banking office.
In 1989 he left Lehman and started McKenna & Company, a NASD member firm that focused on mid-sized public and private companies located in the Southwest region of the US. In 1996 he sold McKenna & Company to Price Waterhouse and became head of the Price Waterhouse Energy Investment Banking Group in Houston. In 1999 he moved from Houston to the Washington, DC area as head of the Project Finance and Privatization Group and in 2000 he started the Energy Technologies Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities ("PwCS") in Washington, DC. He left PwCS in late 2000 to become Chief Financial Officer of STM Power.
In 2003 he co-founded and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Clark & Co., a FINRA/SIPC member firm that focuses on private equity, project finance, M&A and IPOs on the London Alternative Investment Market, for energy technology companies. HamiltonClark is located at http://www.hamiltonclark.com/.
Prior board memberships have included the management company of Equus Investments (now NYSE:EQS), Proler International Corp. (formerly NYSE:PS) and STM Power. Current board memberships include PROMPT Corporation, Rotating Sleeve Engine Technologies, Inc. and NuGen Mobility, Inc.
He was recently appointed to the U.S. DOE/USDA Biomass Research & Development Technical Advisory Committee.
In 1971 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Project Finance at the McDonough Graduate School of Business at Georgetown University. He is a registered General Securities Principal.
Hamilton Clark & Co. is an investment bank that assists companies raise capital, list on AIM, or complete a merger, acquisition or sale transaction. They cater to the investment banking needs of small-capitalization companies and corporate spin-offs, with a focus on energy technologies (traditional, clean, sustainable and renewable).
Hamilton Clark makes a commitment to thoroughly understand their clients' business so that, combining our financial expertise with an in-depth understanding of our target industries, we deliver a seamless integration of advisory and execution capabilities. They work in a wide range of industries and are highly credentialed in energy technologies including: electricity regeneration, energy storage, energy intelligence; renewables, such as solar, wind, biomass, methane, and ethanol; clean and sustainable technologies, such as emissions reduction, hydrogen and pollution treatment; and also traditional energy, oil and gas, IC engine enhancements and hybrids.
Since inception, Hamilton Clark has advised in 43 publicly announced transactions valued at approximately $970 million and numerous confidential advisory assignments for companies and corporate boards. Since 1971, Managing Directors of the firm have participated in over 100 banking and investment banking transactions aggregating over $12 billion.