John Garrett - Managing Director

More than thirty years of experience in private equity and law. John Garrett joined Cheyenne Capital first in 2004 as a board member; and since in 2015 as a Managing Director.

Mr. Garrett was previously a Managing Director at Meritage Funds, a family of private equity investment funds based in Denver. During his sixteen-year tenure at Meritage, Mr. Garrett had direct involvement in approximately $500 million of venture capital and growth equity investments and served as a director or board observer at various Meritage portfolio companies.

Prior to Meritage, Mr. Garrett was an attorney in private practice specializing in private equity as a partner with the international firm of Kirkland & Ellis in its New York City and Denver offices and as head of the corporate and securities practice group of Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Strickland in Denver. Mr. Garrett’s legal practice encompassed a wide spectrum of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, restructurings, spin-outs and divestitures, public and private securities offerings and commercial finance. As an attorney, Mr. Garrett was involved in over 100 private equity and corporate transactions and represented a number of leading private equity firms.

Mr. Garrett is a graduate of Florida State University and received his law degree from Georgetown University..