John Herrmann is 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 European Jews. His mother’s first volunteer work was with the Red Cross in World War II. She later was a Board Member at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, of which Mr. Herrmann is now Chairman 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 former President of the NPR Foundation. Mr. Herrmann has served as a member of the Yale University Council and is former Chairman of its Committee on Development and is the chair of the Board of Visitors of the Yale School of Music. He is a Board Member of UJA/Federation of New York and former chair of its Finance Committee. He is on the National Board of UNICEF.USA where he chairs the Compensation Committee and co-chairs the Development Committee.
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 married grown sons and five grandchildren. The Herrmann’s own residences in New York City (Park Avenue) and Washington, Connecticut.