Lovell Minnick Promotes John Cochran to Managing Director

Private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners LLC has promoted John Cochran to managing director. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, Cochran was a principal at SV Investment Partners. Lovell Minnick has $800 million under management, and offices in the Los Angeles and Philadelphia areas.


Lovell Minnick Partners LLC, a private equity firm providing buyout and growth capital to companies in the financial services industry, announces the promotion of John D. Cochran to Managing Director effective January 1, 2011.

As Managing Director, Mr. Cochran, 39, joins the Investment Committee of Lovell Minnick Partners, which has offices in the Los Angeles and Philadelphia areas and is responsible for managing the firm’s private equity partnerships totaling $800 million. The Lovell Minnick Partners Investment Committee includes Jeffrey D. Lovell, Chairman; James E. Minnick, President; Jennings (Jay) Newcom, General Counsel and Managing Director; and Managing Directors Robert M. Belke, Spencer P. Hoffman and Mr. Cochran.

Mr. Cochran has led the due diligence and analysis in several Lovell Minnick investments and has worked closely with a number of the firm’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cochran was a Principal at SV Investment Partners (formerly Schroder Ventures US). Earlier in his career, Mr. Cochran worked at J.W. Childs Associates, a middle market private equity firm with over $3 billion of assets under management, and at Salomon Brothers Inc in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

“Since joining us in 2008, John has delivered valuable advice to our portfolio companies and has become an integral member of our management team,” said Jeffrey Lovell. “John’s promotion to Managing Director is well-deserved.”

Mr. Cochran is a member of the Board of Directors of Lovell Minnick portfolio companies Mercer Advisors and Seaside National Bank & Trust and its holding company, Three Shores Bancorporation. Mr. Cochran received an MBA and a Masters degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University and holds a BA in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About Lovell Minnick Partners
Lovell Minnick Partners LLC is a management-owned private equity firm providing buyout and growth capital to companies in the financial services industry. From offices in the Los Angeles and Philadelphia areas, Lovell Minnick manages private equity partnerships totaling $800 million on behalf of qualified private and institutional investors. Portfolio companies of Lovell Minnick operate in various areas of the global financial services industry, including asset management, financial product distribution, outsourced administration services, investment banking and securities brokerage, commercial and trust banking, and financial consulting. For more information regarding Lovell Minnick Partners visit