John Nowaczyk

John leads investments in Milestone’s Technology-driven Manufacturing industry segment and is a member of the Investment Committee.

John Nowaczyk is a Partner with 12 years of private equity investing experience. John joined Milestone as Head of Business Development in 2007 with 15 years of investment banking and consulting experience focused on mergers and acquisitions and private finance, primarily with lower middle market and emerging growth companies. He began his career as a Financial Analyst in the investment banking department of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Later, he served as an Associate with PaineWebber. More recently, he worked in the investment banking department of Legg Mason Wood Walker, as a Vice President of the Strategic Advisory Group.


John graduated from Harvard College with a B.A in Government.


John is a proud native Delawarean, from Wilmington, whose long commute makes him a heavy consumer of podcasts and audiobooks. Walking by his office you might hear instrumental guitar and banjo music, which helps him concentrate. When he is not helping oversee Milestone’s industrial investments, you can often find him running on trails near the Brandywine River or hiking in a National Park or a National Forest with his three boys and his wife (who is a very good sport). He also drives a pickup truck and is game for some karaoke pretty much anytime, anywhere.

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