John Valentine joined Baldwin Risk Partners in 2018 as Chief Partnership Officer. John has more than 17 years of experience closing merger and acquisition, equity and debt transactions for public, private and sponsor-owned clients across a number of industry sectors. Most recently John led the Investment Banking practice in the Mid-Atlantic region at Wells Fargo Securities. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Securities, John was a vice president at Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC and Athena Capital Partners. John began his career at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, Inc., where he assisted in the structuring and marketing of sell-side M&A engagements, trust preferred and mezzanine capital transactions for financial services companies.
As Chief Partnership Officer, John is responsible for Partnership execution and due diligence activities in collaboration with BRP’s respective Division and Business Function leadership teams. In addition, John collaborates with BRP’s leadership team to drive successful integration of new partner firms.
John earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with special attainments in commerce, from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he was a four-year varsity wrestler. John is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. John lives in Charlotte with his wife and three daughters.