John C. Levinson
Levinson is the founder and CEO of Westway
Capital LLC, a private equity and strategic
advisory firm. He has over 25 years experience
as an analyst, hedge fund manager, research
director, private investor and strategic
advisor to technology-based companies.
His career began with 13 years at Goldman,
Sachs & Co., where he was Senior Securities
Analyst responsible for various hardware,
software and services companies. Among other
accolades, Institutional Investor Magazine
named John to its "All American Research
Team" for eight years. For five consecutive
years, he was rated number one in his area.
John began his money management career with
Lynch & Mayer as a large cap fund manager.
In 1994, he created TechVantage, a hedge
fund that pioneered the strategy of investing
in both information technology companies
and in companies from other industries that
creatively use technology to improve their
competitive position. TechVantage assets
grew to $900 Million by 2000, with $70 Million
invested in private companies. In 2002,
John began formally consulting to information
technology companies and focusing on investing
in private technology companies. For the
years 2004 and 2005, John worked for Andor
Capital Management, a large technology-focused
hedge fund, most recently as Director of
Research of its 20 person research staff.
John holds a Chemistry degree from Lafayette
College and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon
University's Tepper School of Business.