John Holt



John joined Pinnacle in 2020. For the last 7 years, John worked in corporate development and Mergers & Acquisitions as both a consultant and as a corporate practitioner. He’s led multiple transactions from deal sourcing to integration and enjoys tackling the challenges that companies face in successfully executing acquisitions and transformative initiatives, and charting a strategic course for business units. 


Prior to his work in M&A, John has broad experience in product development, engineering and new business development across the automotive and industrial sectors. He enjoys understanding client’s complex problems to develop clear and actionable solutions.


John holds a MBA from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. For 3 years he led a large corporate team in the MS 150 charity bike ride and brought Pinnacle on as a partner team for its first ever ride in 2019. 


He enjoys mountain biking and downhill skiing with his wife and 4-year old son.