John-Hartz John Hartz Managing Partner

John Hartz

John co-founded Inflexion with Simon Turner in 1999. He jointly chairs our Investment Committee and sits on the board of Shimtech. He has been integrally involved in numerous successful exits, such as Ideal Shopping Direct, CTC Aviation, SMD, ICS and Viking Moorings.

Before establishing Inflexion, John worked at Apax Partners, where he was a founder member of the buyout group. Whilst at Apax, John was involved in its first public-to-private transaction and the first high-yield recapitalisation of a private equity investment in Europe.

John has enjoyed meeting entrepreneurs throughout his career, learning about their businesses and sharing in the challenges and successes of running their own business.

Our independence and entrepreneurial spirit are what define us at Inflexion. We work with ambitious CEOs who’ve often founded their company and broken new ground within their niche markets, as we did. John Hartz, Managing Partner

John is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Management Science from Imperial College London.

A keen skier and triathlete, John also enjoys travelling, with a particular love of camping under the stars in the Australian Outback.