Quantcast
John Hoffmire

Johns background involved a 20 career in equity investing, venture capital, consulting and investment banking. His work has had a particular focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plans. As founder and CEO of his own investment banking firm, he helped employees buy and manage approximately $2.2 billion worth of ESOP stock. He sold his firm to American Capital, which then went public.

John left American Capital as Senior Investment Officer when the company reached $1 billion in assets. After leaving American Capital, John was Vice President at Ampersand Ventures, formerly Paine Webber's private equity group. Earlier in his career, after he finished his Ph.D. at Stanford University, he was a consultant at Bain & Company. John created the first known Employee Stock Ownership Plan for a microfinance institution when he helped the employees of K-REP buy part of their bank in 2001.

John is Chair of a 14 office international non-profit, Progress Through Business, that focuses on building entrepreneurship opportunities and that runs innovative financial literacy, tax form preparation and benefit enrollment projects. He has throughout his for-profit and non-profit career helped to start and grow 35 companies in addition to the hundreds of firms he has either financed or advised. He directs the Sad Business School Venture Fund and the Center on Business and Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves on the board of directors of two companies in the media and finance industries.

John has participated in work, research and speaking tours in 90 countries. He was awarded the Darwin Nelson Community Impact Award by Wisconsin Business Development for his "tireless efforts to expand the financial literacy and tax form preparation programmes that have benefited so many."

more...

Connect with John Hoffmire

Email john.hoffmire@sbs.ox.ac.uk twitter @johnhoffmire Subscribe

Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and Ubernomics.
Stress imposes a corrosive burden in the lives of employees and is a significant cost to employers.
It’s a pity political processes in the U.S. leave many citizens disillusioned with America’s founding ideology.
Compassion, often reckoned to be the “highest personal virtue,” is held to embody the very essence of humanity.
Inequality is a topic of obvious concern worldwide. Nevertheless, problems arise when we measure inequality without a standard definition.
A natural disaster like a deadly epidemic inflicts tremendous loss of life but does not damage roads, buildings or the country’s material infrastructure.
Have you ever wondered why you make certain decisions against your better judgment? Why is it, even when you know what is right, that choosing it is such a challenge?
For hundreds of years, many societies have delegated the responsibility to care for the underprivileged to governments and charities.
Since its founding, the United States has been seen as the land of potential greater economic equality.
The core of the American Dream — equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities — has enchanted millions of people across the globe.