Board Member John McNamara
John McNamara is co-founder and managing partner of LongueVue Capital (“LVC”), a private equity company focused on investments in the lower middle market with assets under management of approximately $500 million. John participates in all investment decisions and day-to-day management of the firm. Since LVC’s founding in 2001, John has served as a general partner and a member of the firm’s investment committee. Presently, John serves as Chairman of the Board of LVC portfolio companies Azimuth Technology, Quality Senior Living, and Select Express Logistics and is a board member of Ascent Aviation.
Prior to LVC, John served as President and CEO of Stewart Capital, one of the Gulf South’s largest privately-held investment companies, which invests in a wide variety of industries and commercial real estate. He is a former board member of Stewart Enterprises (NASDAQ: STEI), a $1.5 billion market capitalization company serving the death care industry. John was also an investment banker at both Drexel Burnham Lambert and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he specialized in leveraged buyouts, restructurings and principal transactions and completed numerous corporate finance transactions with aggregate dollar volume in excess of $5 billion. John was also a member of the Heico Acquisitions operations team which successfully turned around Davis Wire Corporation, a basic manufacturing company in Irwindale, California. John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University (B’87) with a Bachelor of Science degree and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (MBA ’92).
Outside of LVC, John is an endurance athlete who has completed numerous 70.3 Ironmans and dozens of Olympic-distance triathlons. Inspired by his own children, John is a passionate supporter of educational causes for at-risk youth. He is a founding board member of the Good Shepherd School in New Orleans, a Jesuit Nativity School providing tuition-free private education to inner-city children living below the poverty line. John is the proud father of a Hoya, Will McNamara (Class of 2022).