Metropolitan Partners names Ioannou as president

New York City-based investment adviser Metropolitan Partners Group Management has appointed John Ioannou as president. Previously, he was operating partner focused on the firm’s portfolio companies.


NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Metropolitan Partners Group Management, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor based in New York City, announced today that John Ioannou will assume the newly-created role of President. John had previously served as Operating Partner at Metropolitan focusing on the Firm’s portfolio companies, including a recent secondment as a portfolio company CEO where he drove 523% revenue growth and the company was ranked in the top quintile of the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and the 42nd fastest-growing financial services company.

In his new role, John will oversee all of the Firm’s portfolio company activities, operations and strategic growth initiatives. Metropolitan’s Managing Partner, Paul Lisiak, said, “We are delighted to have John in this cornerstone role to drive the next phase of Metropolitan’s growth with his tremendous experience and skill as an operator in a wide range of businesses. John will be a key leader to fortify Metropolitan’s infrastructure and operating partner network as we continue to grow our team to meet the specialized needs of an underserved market opportunity.”

Mr. Ioannou is a former executive with IBM, President & CEO of multiple companies and a General Partner of a venture capital fund with a long track record of accomplishments, having run and advised businesses ranging in size from startup to multi-billion dollar units of Fortune companies with a concentration in the credit, services, software, technology and private equity industries. He has held leadership, governance or advisory roles in 25 private and public companies across 12 different industries.

“I am excited to play a more impactful role in Metropolitan’s operations and to continue to build on everything the team has accomplished to date,” said John Ioannou.

About Metropolitan Partners Group
Metropolitan is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser based in New York City with an 8-year track record of originating direct loans to growing private companies via short term first or second lien collateralized loan structures. The Metropolitan team is comprised of 12 professionals led by Paul Lisiak, who has 20+ years of experience investing in private U.S. companies through both debt and equity. Since 2009, the Firm has deployed over $450 million in capital across over 45 transactions and has approximately $250 million under management. For more information on Metropolitan, visit