Pomona Capital makes partner promotion

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Pomona Capital, a global private equity firm, has promoted Chief Financial Officer, John Stephens, to Partner and CFO.

“John has demonstrated the experience, energy, integrity and humanity so crucial to Pomona Capital and its investors”, says Michael D Granoff, chief executive officer of Pomona Capital. “We are thrilled to have him join the Partner team and are confident he will make a significant contribution to the success of the firm going forward.”
 
Stephens joined Pomona in 2011 and led the Asia office for three years before becoming the firm’s chief financial officer in 2015. Now based in New York, Stephens will continue to lead the finance and accounting team. He has nearly twenty years of private equity experience.
 
Prior to joining Pomona Capital, he was a managing partner and co-founder of EM|Alternatives, an emerging markets focused fund of funds. Stephens received an MBA from Dartmouth College and a BA from the University of Washington.
 
“We are excited about this opportunity to continue to grow and develop our talent pool,” says Granoff. John provides invaluable judgment within the firm as well as decades of experience in the finance industry that directly contribute to our position as a leader in the secondary private equity space.”
 
"I am very excited to be named Partner," says Stephens. "I look forward to continuing our strong growth and deepening the firm's commitment to our limited partners on which we pride ourselves.”