John Sheehan followed financial crisis around the world for a decade with a well-known US investment bank, specialising in distressed debt acquisition and loan servicing, corporate restructuring, real estate investment, lending and structured finance. Amongst these, distressed debt investment and work-out was one of the most profitable business lines earning extraordinary returns on capital invested.
Johnâ€™s first introduction to this business was undertaking real estate advisory and collateral valuation of non performing loan portfolios. From here he advanced into loan pricing, portfolio negotiation and acquisition from financial institutions and governments. Ultimately, he progressed into loan servicing and managing large work out platforms, specialising in newly opened jurisdictions.
His early career was spent in the UK and Western Europe. He worked in Asia Pacific after the 1997 crisis until 2005 and thereafter back in Europe and then Latin America gaining global experience through loan transactions in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, India, Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey and Israel.
John now advises financial institutions, administrators and investors on the subject of non-performing loans and undertakes specialised training courses for loan work-out units and distressed debt asset managers. He is a popular public speaker in Asia and Europe.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Estate Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.