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john stack
managing director, the mclean group

John Stack is currently Managing Director and leader of the aerospace investment banking practice at The McLean Group.  He has more than 25 years’ global strategy, business development and M&A experience focused on public and private companies. 

He is well positioned to assist companies with growth, liquidity events and the sale of non-core businesses given his strong industry knowledge, strategic and operational perspectives, vast global network of executives, business owners and investors, and extensive transaction experience. He has worked across the aerospace value chain. 

John was previously, VP, Strategy & Business Development and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Cessna Aircraft Company, where he led the Columbia Aircraft acquisition.  Prior to that, he was Director, Strategy Development & International at Textron, where he helped reshape the company’s business portfolio and worked with company presidents on strategic plans, operational challenges and growth. During his career, he has led project and joint venture teams in more than 15 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and he lived in Switzerland for more than four years. 

John holds a degree in Business Administration from Bryant University and an MBA from Fordham University. He is a commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and proficient in French.