J.D. Sullivan

Partner
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JD Sullivan CapitalWorks Private Equity Cleveland

J.D. Sullivan is a partner in CapitalWorks and applies his extensive manufacturing, acquisition and business leadership experience in all areas of our business. 

Portfolio Company Boards

  • C&M Conveyor
  • Libra Industries

Career

J.D. served as CEO and remains vice-chairman of the board of North American Kitchen Solutions, Inc. a producer of commercial kitchen ventilation and fire suppression equipment in Elyria, Ohio.

He is the former chairman, chief executive officer and principal shareholder of Mayfran International, Inc., where he led the purchase and spinout of the company from Tompkins PLC. Mayfran designs and manufactures engineered industrial automation products and systems serving a wide array of industrial end markets with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

Previously, J.D. led a group that purchased certain assets from Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) to form iPower Logistics, LLC, where he was CEO. iPower electronically consolidates and processes purchase and billing transactions for industrial suppliers and their customers. 

He was an original partner and a founder of CapitalWorks. He was a senior vice president with Carleton, McCreary, Holmes & Company and its successor KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he managed a variety investment banking engagements. He began his career with various operating positions in telecommunications, software, manufacturing and real estate development.

Education

J.D. earned a BA from Middlebury College and MBA from Harvard University.

Outside Interests and community involvement

J.D. is trustee of College Now Greater Cleveland, University School, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, Wendy Park Foundation and the Cleveland Art Association. He is chairman of the Northern Ohio Middlebury College alumni admissions program and a former president and current trustee of the Harvard Business School Club of Northeast Ohio. He is a member of the 50 Club, a group of Cleveland senior executives. He was twice a finalist in the Midwest region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  

JD Sullivan CapitalWorks Private Equity Cleveland

J.D. Sullivan is a partner in CapitalWorks and applies his extensive manufacturing, acquisition and business leadership experience in all areas of our business. 

Board Participation

  • C&M Conveyor
  • Libra Industries
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