John Stack is Managing Director and Head of US Aerospace & Defense (A&D) investment banking at Canaccord Genuity. He has 30 years’ global experience working with publicly-traded and privately-held companies.
During his career, he has worked across the A&D value chain, helping clients with growth, acquisitions and company sales. Given his strong industry knowledge, strategic and operational perspectives, vast global network of executives, business owners and investors, and extensive transaction experience, John is a respected and trusted advisor.
Prior to investment banking, John was VP, Strategy & Business Development and part of the senior leadership team at Cessna Aircraft Company, where he led the Columbia Aircraft acquisition, and Director, Strategy Development & International at Textron, where he helped reshape the company’s business portfolio. He has led project and joint venture teams in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and lived in Switzerland for more than four years.
John graduated from Bryant University with BS in Finance and Accounting and received an MBA from Fordham University. He is a commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and proficient in French.