John Jellinek is the President of Jelco Ventures, Inc., a private equity investment firm he founded back in 1971. Over the last thirty years, he has been apart of over fifty private equity transactions. John Jellinek is also the co-founder of the Entrepreneur Foundation at Miami University.

Experience

  • President & Founder

    at Jelco Ventures, Inc.

    February 1971 - at Present

    California

    John Jellinek is the President of Jelco Ventures, Inc., a private equity investment firm he founded back in 1971. Some of the more notable transactions include Bell Sports Corporation, IMNET Systems, Inc., Apogent Technologies, Tapscotts, Inc., Labor Source LLC, Pelstar LLC and CourtLink. Founded in 1971 in Chicago Illinois, Jelco Ventures first developed technology aimed at the early stage transaction processing industry. Over the years the company has been a participant and direct investor in companies such as Bell Helmet Company, Look Performance Sports, Imnet Systems, K2 Industrial Services, and Health o Meter products.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration

    at University of Chicago

    1969 - 1971 (2 years) Illinois

  • Bachelor of Science

    at Miami University

    1965 - 1969 (4 years) Ohio

Services offered

  • Private Equity Transactions

    John Jellinek has personally had a hand in over fifty private equity transactions during his career, which has spanned over 40 years. Most notably, John has worked on projects that include Bell Sports Corporation, IMNET Systems, Inc., Apogent Technologies, Tapscotts, Inc., Labor Source LLC, Pelstar LLC and CourtLink.

    John Jellinek was also a shareholder and operating director of the boutique, mid-market investment bank BPC Group. He additionally served as director and founder of several other companies including, K2 Industrial, Inc., Pelstar LLC, and Capital Resources Advisors. From April 2005 to June 2011, John acted as the Chairman of Zenith Administrators Inc., a third party employee benefit plan administrator serving multi-employer, single employer and public employer benefit plans.

  • Charity Work

    Aside from John Jellinek’s business ventures, he is a part of numerous charities. He helped his wife in 2004 in founding the Aspen’s Writers’ Foundation. Currently, the Aspen’s Writers’ Foundation is one of the nation’s best literary centers and a platform for the world’s most established authors. John is a major donor and advisor to the Aspen Community Foundation, American Diabetes Foundation, American Lupus Foundation, Sharp Community Hospital of San Diego, and is also a major donor to the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.

    John Jellinek is also the co-founder of the Entrepreneur Foundation at Miami University and has served as a co-trustee of the Miami University fund and its Business School Board.

Languages

  • English Native

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