John Black

John Black

Board Chair

Mr. Black has served as the Chair of our Board of Directors since March 2024 and been on our Board of Directors since October 2017. Most recently, he was a Senior Advisor with H.I.G. Capital, LLC following his role as the Head of H.I.G. Growth Equity, H.I.G. Capital’s dedicated growth equity investment group, since he led its formation in 2010. Prior to his role as Head of H.I.G. Growth Equity, he was a Managing Director in H.I.G.’s lower middle market buyout funds, which he joined in 1996. Mr. Black served on the investment committees for funds in several of H.I.G.’s investment strategies, including growth equity and lower middle market buyouts, and H.I.G. Realty Partners, the firm’s real estate investment platform, since its inception. Mr. Black opened the firm’s Boston office in 2002. During his tenure at H.I.G., Mr. Black played senior roles in many of the firm’s investments in a wide range of industries, including e-commerce, technology, software, digital adtech, media, healthcare, consumer, and business service companies.

Prior to H.I.G., Mr. Black was a senior professional with several leading firms working with lower middle market businesses to identify and implement operational initiatives to enable the businesses to realize their full growth potential. Mr. Black has held several executive level management positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Black began his career in the Corporate Finance Group at Ernst & Young.

Mr. Black received his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

Mr. Black serves on the Board of Adtheorent Holding Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTH) and is the Chair of its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Independent Director