John Niehaus is a managing director of Duff & Phelps, which acquired Growth Capital Partners in 2011. He joined Growth Capital Partners as director of the firm’s Staffing M&A Group in 2005, has 21 years of staffing industry merger and acquisitions expertise and is well-known for his observations and commentary on M&A activity within the staffing sector. John has successfully managed M&A transactions in all areas of staffing, including representing firms providing information technology, healthcare, legal, finance and accounting, light industrial and administrative staffing services.

In addition to his transaction expertise, John coordinates the firm’s staffing industry research efforts which includes the tracking and analyzing of all staffing-related merger and acquisition activity. John is a frequent author of staffing M&A related articles and is a well-known speaker at staffing industry conferences.

Prior to joining Growth Capital Partners, John was with De Bellas & Co. for nine years, managing both sell-side and buy-side staffing M&A engagements. Prior to De Bellas, John spent six years providing analytical expertise for the Space Shuttle program to two NASA Johnson Space Center contractors, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and GB Tech.

John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, and he received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. 

 
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