John Burns has over 23 years of experience in institutional investing. Prior to joining SEGF as the Fund Manager in 2000, he served as Second Vice President and Portfolio Manager for UNUM Corporation, where he managed domestic and international portfolios. With the SEGF, he has played a role in bringing capital to more than 20 Maine companies to date, and has steered the SEGF through a number of returns of capital to the Fund.
Mr. Burns holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and has held the Series 7 NASD license. He holds an MBA, with high distinction, from Babson College, and a MS degree in Resource Economics from Penn State University. Mr. Burns completed his undergraduate work at the University of Maine.