John Bessone
Managing Director

Affinity Ventures


BA degree






6121 Indian School NR, Suite 101 / Albuquerque, NM 87110


John joined Affinity Ventures in 2018 and has been involved in the Merger & Acquisition business for over thirty years. Prior to joining Affinity John worked for Fort Washington Capital Partners and managed a $45 million Co-Investment Fund for the State of New Mexico. Along with other Private Equity and Venture investors they led initial and follow on rounds of investment in nine New Mexico based companies and orchestrated the sale of one. Prior to Fort Washington John worked with private investment banking and intermediary firms in Memphis and Chicago, where he initiated, negotiated and closed M&A transactions with total market value of over $500 million. Throughout his career John has worked closely with a wide range of private business owners advising them with their efforts to grow or when the time was right, sell or recapitalize their companies.

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