John Mazzarino is Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Cherokee Investment Partners, a private equity real estate investment manager focused on the acquisition, remediation, management and development of brownfields in North America and Europe. Cherokee has raised four funds with aggregate commitments exceeding $2 billion. John is also Co-Founder of Cherokee Ventures, a venture and middle market private equity investor, Cherokee Renewables, a brownfield solar investor, Cherokee Tower, a cell tower company, and Brownfield Revitalization, a three times New Markets Tax Credits allocatee. His responsibilities include strategy, capital raising, investor relations and investment management.
Prior to forming Cherokee John was a Manager with Bain & Company in Boston, MA. He serves as Chairman of Hometown America, an owner of manufactured housing communities, and is a director of Cherokee Gives Back, Cherokee’s philanthropic arm, and the North Carolina Opera. John received a BA in mathematics from Colgate University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an MS in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.