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- Managing Director
About John Goodreds
John joined AGR Partners (AGR) in 2019 after working extensively with AGR since inception. He brings over 30 years of investment, portfolio management and governance experience, primarily in private capital transactions for U.S. middle-market companies, and has focused on the agribusiness sector since 2010. John’s responsibilities at AGR include investment committee membership, portfolio management, deal sourcing and underwriting. John serves on the boards of Treehouse California Almonds (an AGR portfolio company), ScanTech Sciences, Inc., and CalPlant LLC .
Before joining AGR, from 2010 through 2018, John was a managing director on Nuveen’s Real Asset team, where he helped found Nuveen’s agribusiness investment platform in 2010 and led sourcing, underwriting and structuring of new investments, as well as portfolio management and governance oversight. Starting in 2011, he helped create and grow AGR. From 2005 to 2010, he was a member of the TIAA Alternative Investments team, focused on middle-market private equity buyout funds. Prior to that, John was part of TIAA’s Corporate Private Debt Placements and High-Yield Debt teams. Before he joined TIAA in 1996, John worked at National Westminster Bank.
John graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School.