John Meindl is the Founder and Managing Partner of the CIF Fund, a private equity investment fund.   John is also an Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor at Furman University, providing business curriculum guidance and teaching in the areas of: corporate strategy, entrepreneurism and innovation and corporate sustainability.  He teaches for the divisions of Corporate & Professional Development and Undergraduate Evening Studies at Furman.

John has over thirty years of domestic and international experiences ranging from Fortune 500’s to government to founding several start-up ventures.  He’s also served as a board member of several public and private corporations.   As a published author of numerous articles on strategy, sustainability, and entrepreneurialism, John is a highly-sought speaker and guest lecturer. 

John has an MPA from American University in Finance and Strategy with post-graduate work in Leadership and Entrepreneurialism from the Wharton School.


M.P.A., Finance/PlanningAmerican University

B.A., International Business, Marietta College

Advanced Business Studies: Leadership,  Strategic Planning,  Entrepreneurialism  University of Maryland & Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania

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