John Grayken is the founder of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm that invests in real estate, equity, credit, corporate, and other financial assets. Since the establishment of its first fund in 1995, Lone Star has organized 20 private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments totaling over $85 billion. Lone Star invests on behalf of its fund limited partners, who include pension funds for public sector and corporate employees and retirees, as well as foundations and endowments that support medical research, higher education, and other philanthropic causes.
John also focuses on philanthropy, including supporting education, medicine, hospitals and programs for addiction treatment.
John holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.