John Janitz is a Senior Advisor to Auxo Investment Partners. Mr. Janitz supports Auxo by sourcing investment opportunities and advising on strategy, technology, manufacturing and operations matters.
Mr. Janitz is Chairman and co-founding Partner of Evergreen Capital Partners LLC. Evergreen has previously been engaged by the Gores Group as a Senior Advisor in the industrial sector, TowerBrook Capital Partners where Mr. Janitz was a member of the Management Advisory Board and by DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the Private equity arm of Credit Suisse where he held the position of Chairman – Global Industrial Partners. Prior to forming Evergreen, Mr. Janitz served as Co-Managing Principal for Questor Partners Funds, a $1 billion private equity turnaround fund. Before that Mr. Janitz was President, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Textron Inc. a NYSE-listed multi-industry company with over $12 billion in worldwide sales. Before Textron, Mr. Janitz was President of EW Bliss Company and an Executive Vice President with TRW Inc. a multi-national company providing advanced technology products and services. In addition, he served as President of Wickes Manufacturing Company, and held a number of key executive positions with Wickes’ predecessor company, Gulf+Western Industries, Inc. His Board experience includes numerous well-known companies including Lojack, Kodak, Teksid, Sparton Ind., US Farathane, STR, Realm, Store It Cold, and TurbineAero. Mr. Janitz began his career with Ford Motor Company.
Mr. Janitz holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, an M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and is a graduate of the Harvard University Advanced Management Program.