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John Delta

Operating Partner; Interim CFO and COO

Industry Sector Teams

Business Services, Financial Services, Technology


Merger & Acquisitions, Private Equity Services, Turnaround & Restructuring

John Delta is an Operating Partner in CXO Partners’ Finance Practice. He is an experienced operating and financial executive and entrepreneur with deep experience in enterprise software, SaaS and consumer-facing businesses. He specializes in financial transactions, from financings to M&A to post-merger integration. He also has substantial international experience.

John has broad consulting, operations and finance experience, including:

  • Associate at McKinsey & Co. and Manager at Deloitte & Touche focused on Financial Services.
  • Vice President, The Nasdaq Stock Market – John developed the business plan for, and then ran, the E-commerce group.
  • EVP, COO, Hemscott – The firm was a PE-backed roll-up in the financial information space. John led post-merger integration and operations for this global firm (US, UK and India). He was instrumental in developing the highly successful exit strategy of splitting the firm in 2 and selling the retail component to Morningstar and the institutional piece to PE firm KKR.
  • CFO, DoublePositive Marketing Group – the firm was a VC-backed leading edge SaaS offering in the lead gen space. John joined when the firm had $1M in revenue and led several financings while building the Finance and Admin functions from scratch. The firm had a successful exit to a strategic.
  • CFO, Edison Worldwide – John restructured operations, sold off assets and closed poorly performing units for this large direct response marketing firm.
  • Founder/CFO, JJAB Holdings – Ran Finance and Operations for this PE-backed startup in the direct response marketing space. The firm was sold to a strategic acquirer in 1 year.
  • COO, Management CV – Led all research and operations functions for this institutional research provider. Scaled the business in a capital efficient way with just 1 Angel round.

John holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Virginia.