John Lawrence is the Chief Financial Officer of Longwood Fund. He has experience as partner and CFO of Longworth Venture Partners managing the firm’s financial, legal, and administrative functions and has been active with many of the finance and operating initiatives of their portfolio companies. Prior to Longworth, John served as the CFO and member of the Board of Directors of Quail Piping Products, Inc. He helped form Quail in 1999 after raising over $20 million in equity and debt financing to orchestrate a management-led buyout of the company from its then-publicly traded parent company. Prior to Quail, John was the Assistant Vice President of Finance of Asahi/America, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed manufacturer and distributor of fluid flow systems. At Asahi, he led all finance, accounting, M&A, SEC, and IR activities. John began his career at Arthur Andersen, LLP holding various senior audit positions in the Enterprise and Technology Group.
John is a member of the Private Equity CFO Association where he serves as a member of their Board of Directors and the Financial Executives Networking Group. A Certified Public Accountant, he earned his MBA from Suffolk University and his BA in accounting from Assumption College.