Partner & Co-Founder
John is a Co-Founder and Partner of Raine. John is responsible for Raine’s interactive entertainment, real money gaming and digital media practice. Prior to Raine, John was Global Head of Digital Media at UBS Investment Bank where he had worked for over eight years in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group in San Francisco. Prior to UBS, John worked in the Internet and New Media group at Volpe, Brown, Whelan & Co. in San Francisco.
While at Raine, John has led Raine’s investments in DraftKings (NASD: DKNG), Beachbody, Play Games 24×7, Huuuge, Zumba Fitness and Jagex. He has led a variety of advisory assignments, including raising $3.0B for Epic Games in two transactions, DraftKings’ combination with Diamond Eagle and SBTech, the sale of Playtika (a unit of Caesars Interactive) to a consortium led by Shanghai Giant Network Technology, SoftBank’s sale of its majority stake in Supercell to Tencent, the sale of Double Down Interactive (a unit of International Game Technology) to an affiliate of DoubleU Games, Legendary Entertainment’s sale to Wanda, among other transactions. John is on the board of directors of DraftKings, Huuuge, Beachbody and Play Games24x7, all Raine portfolio companies.
John has a B.A. from Stanford University.