SBJ Launches Operating Group With VP Talent Hire

SBJ Capital ("SBJ") is pleased to announce the creation of an Operations Group with the hiring of John Dahlgren as the Vice President of Talent. SBJ has always sought to attract world-class talent to lower middle-market companies and John will bolster our ability to support the human capital needs of our partner company management teams.

John brings over 13 years of experience in executive recruitment, human capital planning, and private equity. John will collaborate with SBJ's investment teams, partner company executives, and executive recruiters to develop and execute customized recruiting plans for strategic hires. He will manage talent assessments, proactively monitor human capital needs, and install best practices for talent acquisition.

Prior to joining SBJ, John served as EVP of Talent at Tide Rock Holdings ("Tide Rock"), an investment firm focused on lower middle-market buyouts of founder-led businesses. John managed the talent function across a portfolio of 11 companies in services, healthcare, and manufacturing. He also cultivated a bench of industry advisors to support commercial due diligence and the sourcing of potential investment opportunities. 

Prior to joining Tide Rock, John was a Principal with Bespoke Partners, a retained executive search firm dedicated to partnering with leading private equity firms to recruit talent at every stage of the investment lifecycle, from growth equity to buyout. Before Bespoke Partners, John was the Director of Private Equity Executive Search at Manta Resources. He created and developed a practice that exclusively supported C-suite executive search and commercial due diligence for lower-middle market private equity.  

John graduated with a BA from Ball State University, double majoring in Entrepreneurship and Human Resources Management. When John isn't identifying the next strategic hire, he keeps active with outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and skiing. John lives in Southern California but will never trade his Midwest roots and remains an avid Indianapolis Colts fan. Go Blue!


SBJ Capital is a private investment firm focused on investing in founder and family-owned consumer and services companies. SBJ provides operational resources, strategic advice, domain expertise, and a partnership approach to realize the shared goals of entrepreneurs, owners, and management teams. SBJ was founded by an experienced team of professionals with a track record of growing companies both as principal investors and as operating executives. Please visit for more information.

Source: SBJ Capital

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SBJ Capital is a private investment firm with approximately $600 million of committed capital. SBJ focuses on lower middle-market consumer, business services and healthcare services companies.

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