John Niehaus is a managing director in the Business Services M&A Advisory practice, based in the Houston office. John leverages more than 21 years of staffing industry merger and acquisitions experience. 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.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, John served as a director of the Staffing M&A Group at Growth Capital Partners. Before that, he held the title of managing director at 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.

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.

John received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

 

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