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John Michael Buley

Professor of the Practice of Business Administration
Fuqua School of Business


John is Consulting Professor at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Advisory Committee Chair of the Impact Investing Initiative of Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and Head of the Center for Financial Excellence. John retired from JPMorgan in 2012.

John was Head of Principal Investing for Social Finance, a unit of J. P Morgan’s Investment Bank, responsible for investing J.P. Morgan’s capital commitment of $100mm in impact investments in the Emerging Markets. John joined the Social Finance Group in 2008 in a volunteer capacity. In 2009, he joined the group full time.

John was Chairman and Head of the Investment Committee of JPM Mezzanine Capital, a proprietary investment strategy focused on subordinated debt and equity co-investment for mid cap U.S. and European companies from 2003 through 2009. JPM Mezzanine Capital invested in over 40 private companies in the U.S. and Europe during his tenure, investing over $1 bn. John has held Board of Director responsibilities or Board observer rights for over 20 private U.S. companies. He supervised a $200mm portfolio of venture capital investments and was a member of the Valuation Committee of Chase Capital Corporation, JP Morgan Chase’s middle market sub debt and equity group.

John held various roles with JPMorgan Chase’s heritage banks between 1996 and 2004 Head of Corporate Finance Products, including Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Placements, Loan Syndications and Corporate Finance Advisory. He also headed Product Integration, linking Capital Markets, Commercial Banking, and Investment Management Products.

John served as a senior member of merger integration team during several mergers over the past 15 years. John also served on the Commercial Bank Credit Committee of Bank One, the Portfolio Risk Committee and the Commercial Bank, Investment Management and Capital Markets Management Committees of Bank One.

John was Head of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance at a large regional bank from 1987- 1996.

John started his career as an attorney in the banking practice of White & Case. In 1982. John earned a J.D. from Temple University. In 1991, he received an LL.M in International Taxation from Villanova University.

John is a member of the New York Bar and admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Buley is a noted speaker on Impact Investing. In 2011, he spoke at The White House on the topic of "Building an Impact Economy" and in 2012 he spoke at the New York Stock Exchange to Fortune 100 Corporate Responsibility Heads on the topic of "Transitioning from CSR to Investment."

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of the Practice of Business Administration · 2019 - Present Fuqua School of Business

Education, Training & Certifications

Villanova University · 1990 M.C.L.
Temple University · 1982 J.D.
Temple University · 1978 M.A.
Temple University · 1977 B.S.