John joined M&A Advisory firm W.B. Grimes in 2011 to run their Global Media, Events & Information Services Group, which had excellent growth under his tenure, branching out into new regions and more diverse businesses including events and information services. Under John, the group’s client list grew to include many more sellside and buyside retainer clients. John acquired W.B. Grimes in 2018 and is the sole owner of the renamed Grimes, McGovern & Associates. Grimes, McGovern & Associates is a leader in lower middle market M&A Advisory for Media, Events & Information Services companies – having completed 25 transactions in 2019.John brings 30+ years of strategy, business development experience in the global media, events and online services industries, holding positions such as Senior VP of Thomson Financial, (where he grew revenues from $30m to $90m in six years) Senior VP at the Fair Disclosure Financial Network (which grew from zero to $2m in 18 months under his tenure) and various positions early in his career at Dow Jones/Factiva. John has consulted for many Information Services companies including Newstex, Rapidata, PaymentSource, Zacks, NetProspex, and Advisen.