Global Conference 2012
Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, LP
John Danhakl is a managing partner at Leonard Green & Partners, which he joined 1995. Previously Danhakl was a managing director in the Los Angeles office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which he joined in 1990. Prior to DLJ, Danhakl was a vice president in corporate finance at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1985 to 1990. Danhakl presently serves on the boards of directors of Air Lease Corp., Animal Health Inc., Arden Group, HITS Inc., IMS Health, J.Crew Group, Leslie's Poolmart, The Neiman Marcus Group, Petco Animal Supplies and The Tire Rack Inc. He has previously served on the boards of AsianMedia Group LLC, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Communications and Power Industries Inc., Diamond Triumph Auto Glass, Liberty Group Publishing, MEMC Electronic Materials, Phoenix Scientific, Rite Aid Corp., Sagittarius Brands and VCA Antech. Danhakl is a 1980 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received an M.B.A. in 1985 from Harvard Business School.