John Simmons

Partner/Director of Investor Relations


Contact Info

  • office 512.647.6060

John manages the investor relations and sales processes for Ovation.  

John brings 23 years of experience at Morgan Stanley to Ovation Partners. As a managing director at Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) in Philadelphia, John led business development in North America, managed several of the group’s largest pension fund and family office clients, and served on AIP’s executive committee. AIP manages more than $20 billion in custom and commingled portfolios of private equity, hedge funds, and real estate. Prior to joining AIP in 2003, John managed portfolios for individuals as an investment representative at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Atlanta, GA. John worked as an engineer for Schlumberger Industries from 1988 to 1990. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1988. He currently serves on the board of the Crested Butte Land Trust.