John Hornblower, CFA, has over 25 years’ experience buying and selling businesses and their securities on Wall Street and in the middle market for privately held enterprises. John has a long family history in investment banking. In 1888 John's great-grandfather founded Hornblower & Weeks, a firm which grew to be the 7th largest investment bank in the world, before it was acquired to become part of what is now Citicorp.
John graduated with honors from Harvard, where he studied economics and rowed on the heavyweight crew. John started his finance career on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers as an equity derivatives specialist. He then moved on to Citicorp, where he headed equity derivatives sales, and then to Cantor Fitzgerald, where he traded convertible bonds with institutional investors. In 2009 he founded Hornblower Trading LLC in order to trade convertible bonds independently and be based in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.
John understands the need in business communities throughout Colorado for professional business intermediary and transition services. With VR's guidance, sellers get paid for their years of hard work, and buyers acquire their dreams, all in a confidential transaction which VR manages professionally.