John A. Herrmann Jr.
John Herrmann (b.1935) is Chairman of Lincoln International – Japan as well as Vice Chairman of Lincoln International’s North American operations. Mr. Herrmann plays a leading role in the development of the bank’s strategy, manages key relationships and leads deal teams.
Prior to joining Lincoln International in 2007, Mr. Herrmann served as Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He also has the experience of being an entrepreneur, having started his own M&A boutique, The Bridgeford Group, which merged with The Beacon Group in 1997 and then with JP Morgan Chase in 2000. Prior to founding The Bridgeford Group, Mr. Herrmann spent 30 years with Lehman Brothers where he was a co-founder and Senior Managing Director in the Merger and Acquisition Department.
In addition to his business pursuits, Mr. Herrmann also finds time for philanthropic interests and has been a board leader at numerous organizations. Philanthropy has always been a Herrmann family tradition, beginning a century ago when his paternal grandmother helped found a settlement house on the Lower East Side for newly arrived East European Jews. His mother’s first volunteer work was with the Red Cross in World War II. She later worked at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, of which Mr. Herrmann is now President of the Board. He is also the Chair of the Steep Rock Association Environmental Trust, a member of the NPR board of directors and the President of the NPR Foundation. Mr. Herrmann serves as a member of the Yale University Council and former Chairman of its Committee on Development, and a member of the board of trustees of the Children’s Radio Foundation (which is supported by UNICEF) and ReServe, an organization which finds employment opportunities for retired seniors.
Mr. Herrmann earned his B.A. from Yale College and his M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business. He is married to Anne Herrmann and they have two grown sons. The Herrmanns own residences in New York City (Park Avenue) and Washington, Connecticut.