John McAvoy is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for overseeing the investment activities of the firm, as well as the delivery of its’ financial technology product solutions.
Mr. McAvoy has 35 years of experience across diverse areas of finance, with executive leadership roles in global convertible sales and trading, European equity capital markets, hedge fund coverage, and private equity. He has a long history of taking innovative approaches to finance, including, as President of AMF, pioneering the strategy of minority hedge fund asset management firm investing.
Prior to joining Charleston Capital, he served as Partner of Blueprint Capital Advisors, Co-Founder of Cannon Street Capital and as President of Asset Management Finance (AMF), an affiliate of Credit Suisse. During his time at Credit Suisse, Mr. McAvoy also served on the Global Equity Operating Committee, the European Investment Banking Committee and was Chairman of the Equity Diversity Advisory Committee. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. McAvoy spent seven years in the Convertible Securities Department in institutional sales and sales management at Lehman Brothers.
Mr. McAvoy received an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University. He currently serves on the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees.