John Novak

Head of Investment Development and Capital Markets

Mr. Novak joined Paine Schwartz Partners in 2010 as a member of the firm’s investment team. In 2020, he was appointed to the position of Head of Investment Development and Capital Markets where he primarily focuses on identifying new investment opportunities, as well as strengthening the firm’s relationships with industry stakeholders and optimizing capital markets and financing activities.

From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Novak was a member of Swander Pace Capital, a middle-market private equity firm in San Francisco where he focused on investing in manufacturers, marketers and distributors of consumer products. He began his career at Banc of America Securities in their consumer and retail investment banking group in Chicago.

He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) and was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut.