John M. Connolly
Founder and Managing Director, Eaglehead Capital
John has a 30+ year proven track record of innovation, vision, and execution in creating successful businesses as CEO of five different companies, founder of two, and Chairman, Non-Executive Chairman or Director on more than 35 boards. John focuses on partnering with CEOs and management teams to address strategic and operational issues/opportunities associated with growth.
John currently is Founder and Managing Director of Eaglehead Capital, a venture capital focused family office started in 2018. He also serves as Senior Advisor to Bain Capital Ventures, Goldman Sachs Growth Group and Sixth Street Partners Growth Group as well as Co-Chairman or Board Member to presently five companies.
John founded two companies, Mainspring, Inc. and Course Technology. Mainspring was established in 1996, and under John’s leadership it grew from a startup to a publicly traded company that was ultimately purchased by IBM in June 2001 where he then became General Manager of the IBM Strategy and Change Group. Prior to Mainspring, John founded Course Technology, which was sold to the Thomson Corporation. He has also been the CEO of Institutional Shareholders Services, The Princeton Review and MC Communications.