John Yeager Managing Director

StrategyDirect Lending


EducationTowson University
M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Certified Public Accountant

Prior ExperiencePatriot Capital

John is a Managing Director in WhiteHorse Capital’s Chicago office. He is responsible for all aspects of the investment process including sourcing, transaction structuring and execution of post-closing operational strategies.

John has more than a decade of experience in middle market private equity, investment banking and lending. He has executed investments across a wide range of industries including healthcare, specialty finance, financial services, transportation, business services and manufacturing and distribution. Prior to joining WhiteHorse Capital, John was a senior professional with Patriot Capital, where he executed and managed numerous debt and equity investments.

John earned an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with distinction and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in accounting from the Towson University. John also holds his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.