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John McDonald III

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Senior Managing Director
Hyde Park Capital Advisors, LLC


Mr. McDonald is a Senior Managing Director and a co-founder of Hyde Park Capital Advisors, LLC.

At Hyde Park, Mr. McDonald originates, executes and manages private equity and debt placements, mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions and general financial advisory engagements. Prior to founding Hyde Park in January 2000, Mr. McDonald was a Managing Director of the Investment Banking Healthcare Technology/Life Sciences Group at Raymond James & Associates, Inc., where he worked as an investment banker in their corporate finance group for over 11 years.

Prior to joining Raymond James, Mr. McDonald was employed by IBM Corporation and Motorola, Inc. While at IBM, Mr. McDonald worked as a mechanical engineer on the development team for IBM’s initial personal computer products which included the PC, PC-XT, PC-AT and PS2 Series. At Motorola, Mr. McDonald worked as a mechanical engineer on the development team for the world’s first consumer cellular telephone which was launched in the fall of 1983.

Mr. McDonald holds a B.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from the Duke University School of Engineering where he graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Tau Beta Pi honorary. In addition, Mr. McDonald holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. McDonald holds Series 7, 24, 27 and 63 securities licenses.

Mr. McDonald serves on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth, the Board of Visitors for the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, and the Board of Advisors for the Center of Entrepreneurship at the at the University of South Florida.