John Akridge

John Akridge

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John Akridge is the Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Executive Officer of Height Capital Markets, a privately-held capital markets firm providing research, advisory and investment banking services to clients. Under his leadership, the firm grew into one of Washington's top regulatory-focused investment banks for institutional investors and companies. Today, the firm provides investment analysis in key regulated sectors by integrating fundamental and policy research to better understand the financial impact of events across the capital structure. Prior to Height, John served as Senior Vice President and Head of Arlington Sales Trading at FBR until 2008. John has more than 20 years of sales and trading experience and continues to maintain strong relationships with investor clients.

  • In 2014, Height launched its Investment Banking and Advisory Group which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars as growth equity for investment banking clients.

  • An industry-leading firm, Height provides services in the areas of strategic advisory, due diligence, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions advisory.

  • Clients rely on Height's investment perspectives in some of the most heavily regulated segments of the economy, assisting clients in effectively navigating regulatory, macroeconomic, and geopolitical risks that impact investments and corporate operating environments.