John Uhlein, Chairman of StoneHouse Search Partners, has over 25 years’ experience in identifying, recruiting and coaching financial services professionals at all levels. He is Managing Partner of Grenadier Capital LLC, a boutique merchant banking firm focused on serving start up and mid-size specialty finance companies. He also is a Partner at RoundTable Financial Group, a firm that provides capital raising services in the alternative asset and structured finance space.
Previously, John worked at Ambac Financial Group for over 15 years, as Executive Vice President and was Founder and Chairman of Ambac UK Ltd, which grew to an office of over 30 employees, with over $30 billion in assets guaranteed. He ran the US Structured Finance and Emerging Markets business(excluding CDOs), which included Student Loans, Mortgage related product, Credit Cards, Utilities, Insurance, Conduits, Project Finance, and Commercial Loans (including small and big ticket leasing), and was responsible for all hiring in these areas. John was a member of the Senior Management and Senior Credit Committees. Previously, John was also an investment banker at Kidder, Peabody and started his career as a lawyer at Skadden, Arps.
Mr. Uhlein recently served on the board at Hartwick College and on the Advisory Board of Syracuse University College of Law. He also served on the boards of the American Securitization Forum (ASF) and Prep for Prep, which helps NY inner-City children academically.
Mr Uhlein received his JD/MBA from Syracuse University, and BA from Hamilton College. He is a member of the NY Bar and holds his Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.