John W. Childs

Former President at Wetlands America Trust, Inc.

John W. Childs

John W. Childs

Former President at Wetlands America Trust, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Wetlands America Trust, Inc.
JWC Acquisition Corp.
Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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1676

Number of Boards

29

Birthday

1942

Age

79

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Co-Founder at Prospect Hill Growth Partners

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Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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Operating Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners

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Lecturer, Finance at Boston University - Questrom School of Business

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Maritz Holdings, Inc.

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Director at J.W. Childs Asia Equities Ltd.

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Founder at Cox Enterprises, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Mattress Firm Foundation, Inc.

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John W. Childs
Former President at Wetlands America Trust, Inc.
Education
B.A.

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

MBA

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History
Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group
1984 - 1987

Prudential Insurance Co. of America provides investment advice. It offers insurance products and services. The company was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Newark, NJ.

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Prior

JWC Acquisition Corp. operates as a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded on July 22, 2010 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Senior Managing Director
1987 - 1995

Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) focuses on identifying and obtaining substantial ownership positions in large growth-oriented companies. The firm targets companies that can capitalize on key competitive advantages to increase revenue and free cash flow through market growth, market share gains, distribution or product line expansion and/or market consolidation. They look for companies with well-recognized brand names, dominant market share positions, unique product features and/or distribution, manufacturing or other cost advantages. THL focuses on investments in the following industries: business services, information services, consumer products/retail, financial services, healthcare, industrial and media/communications.

Boards & Committees
Director
2014 - Current

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co. Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the research and development of late-stage product candidates targeting neurological diseases, including rare disorders. It focuses on a pipeline of product candidates that represent mechanistic platforms, calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists, and glutamate modulators. The company was founded in September 2013 and is headquartered in New Haven, CT.

Director
Current

Kleo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the development of biospecific compounds designed to emulate and enhance the activity of biologics. Its compounds are designed to direct the immune system to destroy cancerous or virally infected cells, and treatment of multiple myeloma and COVID-19. It offers Antibody Recruiting Molecules (ARMs),Synthetic Antibody Mimics (SyAMs), and Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Enhancers (MATEs) pipeline. The company was founded by David A. Spiegel and Roy Prieb in 2015 and is headquartered in New Haven, CT.

Director
Current

Cycle Gear Holding LLC operates as an holding company. The company is headquartered in Waltham, MA

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

Wetlands America Trust, Inc., part of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., is an American company located in Memphis, TN, that provides financial and philanthropic support services.

Member-Board of Managers
Current

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is an American private company located in New Haven, CT, involved in investors,.

Trustee
Current

EDUCATION:SALISBURY SCHOOL IS AN INDEPENDENT BOY'S SECONDARY SCHOOL(GRADES 9 THROUGH 12) FOR BOARDING AND DAY STUDENTS. THESCHOOL RECRUITS STUDENTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$20M +
2018

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. provides wetlands and waterfowl conservation. is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. The firm guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, works toward the wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

$5M - $10M
2017

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. provides wetlands and waterfowl conservation. is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. The firm guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, works toward the wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

$1M +
2016

Ducks Unlimited, Inc. provides wetlands and waterfowl conservation. is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. The firm guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, works toward the wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

Political Donations
$500
2019

Senator from Texas

$5,600
2019

Senator from Texas

$2,800
2019

Representative at Office of the Representative from Pennsylvania's 10th District, Scott Perry

Transactions
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Directional Aviation, LLC purchases Simcom International, Inc. from Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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TSG Consumer Partners LLC, Duckhorn Wine Co. purchase KB Wines, LLC from Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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ACCO Brands Corp., Acco Europe Ltd. purchase Esselte Sverige AB from Prospect Hill Growth Partners LP

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