John Strahley

John Strahley

Managing Director

Telephone: (860) 409-2106
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John joined Ironwood Capital in 2010 with nearly 20 years of experience in high technology venture investment, equipment leasing, middle market and leveraged finance, loan syndication and commercial credit. John’s primary responsibilities include deal origination, underwriting, execution and portfolio management for Ironwood Capital Connecticut, a pool of insurance company capital invested in Connecticut-based businesses across the capital spectrum.

He began his career in public accounting, managed sales and credit operations for LTI Ventures and was a Senior Vice President at Webster Bank. John possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has successfully funded several new businesses and helped these organizations leverage and expand their core capabilities. He serves as a board member of the Crossroads Venture Group.

A native of Mount Vernon, New York, John lives in Cheshire, Connecticut where he and his wife raise their two daughters. A former collegiate runner, he competes in local races and has completed the Chicago Marathon.

John received his undergraduate degree from Western Connecticut State University, holds an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut, and is Certified Public Accountant.