John Begg joined the Firm in 1993 with a focus on secondary investments and was a managing director through 2010. In January 2011, John became a Senior Advisor. John formerly served on the advisory boards of several US and European private equity partnerships, including funds managed by Advent International, Alpha Private Equity, France Private Equity, and Galiléo Partners.
John’s previous experience includes seven years within the Advent International Network, where he structured and managed private equity investments in Europe and the U.S. He lived in France for 15 years before attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1978. He then joined Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany, where he spent several years in manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and technology transfer. John later worked in industrial marketing for the aerospace division of Raychem Corporation in California before receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985. John speaks fluent French and German.