John Jellinek serves as the President of Jelco Ventures, Inc., a private equity investment firm he founded in 1971. During the last thirty years, John has had a hand in over fifty private equity transactions. Of all these transaction, some of the more notable ones include Bell Sports Corporation, IMNET Systems, Inc., Apogent Technologies, Tapscotts, Inc., Labor Source LLC, Pelstar LLC and CourtLink.
Aside from running Jelco Ventures, Inc., John Jellinek was a shareholder and operating director of the boutique, mid-market investment bank BPC Group. He was also a director and founder of the following companies, K2 Industrial, Inc., Pelstar LLC, and Capital Resources Advisors. From April 2005 to June 2011, John Jellinek served as the Chairman of Zenith Administrators Inc., a third party employee benefit plan administrator serving multi-employer, single employer and public employer benefit plans. In addition, John was the treasurer of the Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Trustees.
At Miami University, John Jellinek is the co-founder of the Entrepreneur Foundation and serves as co-trustee of the Miami University fund and Business School Board. He received his Bachelor of Science from Miami University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Outside of work, John Jellinek is a motorsport and competitive racing fan, having been a driver himself. John competed in Watkins Glen, Silverstone, Sebring, Road America and Le Mans. During his career, John has had co-drivers, of which include – Yves Courage, Michel Dubois, Eddie Arundel, Alain De Cadenet, James Weaver, Tom Brennan, and Stefan Edlis.
John Jellinek, Acquisitions and Business
Over the years, John Jellinek has made a lot of investments in businesses which include Collogenisis, Zenith Administrations and the Rife Jet Center. He has also been a part of the sale of Ertco Thermometers to Fisher Scientific. Apart from these, John has purchased Look Performance Sports with the goal of integrating clip-less bicycles pedals and he has also purchased the Bell Helmet Company out of bankruptcy and helped create the first kid safe helmet.