John Petry, designated by the Additional Investors, founded Sessa Capital IM, L.P. (“Sessa Capital”) in 2012 and currently serves as its Managing Principal. Sessa Capital makes, on behalf of its funds and accounts, concentrated investments in value-oriented equity and debt securities, based on in-depth fundamental research. From 2010-2012, Mr. Petry served as a Principal at Columbus Hill Capital Partners, an investment fund focused on distressed investments.
From 1997-2010, Mr. Petry held positions at Gotham Capital, most recently as partner, where he researched companies, invested in securities throughout the capital structure and structured investments in new fund vehicles and asset management business start-ups. Mr. Petry has over 25 years in the finance industry and public market investing, has led activist campaigns, invested in private equity businesses, and has experience with restructurings.
Mr. Petry currently chairs two non-profit boards, Education Reform Now, which focuses on federal, state and local education policy and Only One, which is dedicated to ocean conservation. Mr. Petry received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.