John Frederic Megrue Jr. is an American business executive and philanthropist. He is Vice Chairman and Partner of Radical Ventures and Co-Chairman of Bridgewater Associates, a global investment management firm. Prior to joining Bridgewater Associates, John was Chairman and CEO of Apax Partners U.S., an independent global private equity advisory firm managing over $60 billion in private equity funds. From 1992 to 2005, he was a Partner at Saunders, Karp and Megrue, a mid-market buyout private equity firm.
Megrue currently serves as Co-Chairman of Grameen America, the largest microfinance non-profit in the U.S. that provides loans, savings programs, credit establishment and other financial services to women entrepreneurs living below the poverty line in the United States. John is also Vice Chairman of UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy’s Office. He also serves on the Board of Global Citizen which hosts concerts and media events around the world to raise awareness and capital for today’s major social challenge around extreme poverty. In addition, John is on the Board of Bridges Ventures, a U.S. social impact investment fund. He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Cornell University.
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