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John Flannery

Advisory Director

John was engaged as an Advisory Director at Charlesbank in 2019 after 31 years at GE, where he most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive officer. In his new role, he will work on evaluating new investment opportunities as well as growing equity value in the Charlesbank portfolio.

John began his career at GE in 1987 and held various leadership roles in the United States, Latin America and Asia, including CEO of GE Equity (a $6B private equity fund), CEO of GE Capital Asia, CEO of GE India, head of GE’s M&A and strategy process and finally as CEO of the $18B GE Healthcare unit. Under his leadership, GE’s healthcare business established global technology leadership in core imaging, creating digital platforms and solutions, and expanded its Life Sciences and cell therapy systems businesses. He also launched Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, bringing disruptive technologies to healthcare providers across emerging markets.

John is an Alexandria, Virginia native who lives in Boston. He and his wife have three grown children.

Education

Fairfield University – BS in Finance
The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania – MBA