The Aspen Capital Group Team

Aspen Capital Group’s investment professionals have extensive transaction and value creation experience, and are committed to helping management teams build industry-leading companies

Steven C. Jones

Chairman & Managing Partner

Steve Jones founded Aspen Capital Group in 2001 and serves as the group’s Chairman and Managing Partner. Steve has more than 20 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEO), a cancer testing and information services company; CLARA Analytics, a Software-as-a-Service provider of artificial intelligence-based products supporting the Insurance industry; ERP Maestro, Inc, a Software-as-a-Service provider of cybersecurity access management solutions; and XG Sciences, Inc., an advanced materials company exploiting opportunities in the graphene industry.

Prior to Aspen Capital, Steve worked in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. in New York and also served as the Chief Financial Officer of several private and public companies. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Air Force where he achieved the rank of Captain. Steve received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

John T. Gordy

Principal

John Gordy joined Aspen Capital Group in 2019. Prior to joining Aspen Capital, John was an investor at Pritzker Private Capital, a $2 billion private capital group that partners with North America based middle-market companies. While at Pritzker, he was a member of the investment team and the operations group, working with Pritzker’s operating partners and group of companies. At Pritzker, John helped lead more than 10 transactions, representing over $2 billion in total enterprise value. He was actively involved in Pritzker’s investments in ProAmpac, Technimark, and LBP Manufacturing.

Prior to joining Pritzker Private Capital, John was an investment banker at Citigroup supporting the Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Industrials groups. John received a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a concentration in finance and accounting.

John D. Haesler

Principal

John Haesler joined Aspen Capital Group in 2019. Prior to joining Aspen Capital, John was an investor with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a $15 billion growth equity firm that invests in technology and tech-enabled businesses. While at TCV, John specialized in minority and majority investments across the software landscape. He was involved in TCV’s investments in Alarm.com (NASDAQ: ALRM), FinancialForce, IQMS (acquired by Dassault), OSIsoft (interest acquired by SoftBank), Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD), Rave Mobile Safety, and Webroot (acquired by Carbonite).

Prior to joining TCV, John was an investment banker at Jefferies in their Mergers & Acquisitions group focusing on public and private technology businesses. John received a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with a concentration in finance and accounting and minors in Economics and Spanish.