John & The Firm

John Cappetta

Andesite Capital is a private investment firm that manages assets for the John and Nancy Jo Cappetta family.  Mr. Cappetta spent two decades as a successful investment banker and business leader at Citibank, Credit Suisse First Boston and the American International Group in New York and Connecticut, ultimately rising to the position of President of AIG Financial Securities, AIG’S broker-dealer affiliate and Head of the North American businesses at AIG Financial Products.  In this capacity, he ran debt and equity capital markets, corporate finance and foreign exchange.  John moved back to his native Southern California in 2006, where he remained active as a private equity and real estate investor and advisor.  In the 2009 and 2010 academic years, Mr. Cappetta was an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego where he taught a graduate level seminar in Banking and Capital Markets. In January of 2013 he formed Andesite Capital Management and consolidated all of his commercial activities under the Andesite umbrella. Mr. Cappetta graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego in 1983 with a BA in Economics.   As a Rotary Foundation Fellow, he completed one year at ESSEC in Paris, France. He received an MBA from UC Berkeley in 1986. Mr. Cappetta is also an active community leader, serving as co-chairman of the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation; as a Trustee and the CFO of the Emilio Nares Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing services to families of children with cancer; as a Trustee, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair and Advancement Committee Chair of the Bishop’s School, an independent college preparatory school in La Jolla, California; and as a Trustee of the Omo Child Foundation.  In 2009, Mr. Cappetta received the Author E. Hughes Award for Career Achievement from the University of San Diego.

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