John Brown CFA
Managing Director, Private Placements
Mr. Brown joined Barings in 2018 as a Managing Director in the Private Debt Group after working at Barings' parent company, MassMutual for seven years. John focuses on private corporate and structured debt transactions. At MassMutual, Mr. Brown focused on asset allocation and manager selection for MassMutual's $140 billion General Account with investments spanning traditional and alternative assets. Prior to joining MassMutual, Mr. Brown led the analysis of several alternative investment opportunities at a private New York-based investment company. In 2007, while in business school, John co-founded a contemporary ready-to-wear apparel business. Prior to entering business school, John held a number of private equity investment analysis and business development related roles with assignments in New York and Japan at Aetos Capital, an alternative asset manager. John began his career in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in 2002. John has been active in several community initiatives including as a founding board member of Springfield Preparatory Charter School. Mr. Brown earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a CFA charterholder.