John Novak

Managing director

John Novak is a Managing Director of Paine Schwartz Partners.

Mr. Novak joined Paine Schwartz Partners in 2010. From 2004 to 2010, he 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.

Mr. Novak previously served on the boards of Eurodrip, FCID, Icicle Seafoods, Lyons, Meadow Foods, and Sunrise Growers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) and was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut.