Merchant Banking Team

John SteinmetzChairman, TerraNova Capital Parthners, President, TerraNova Capital Equities
Mr. Steinmetz co-founded TerraNova Capital Partners, Inc. in 1999. He runs the firm’s Investment Banking business and is a partner in the firm’s Merchant Banking operations. Mr. Steinmetz has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and venture capital having completed in excess of 50 transactions representing over $500 million in capital for both public and private growth companies. He is a seasoned investment banker and serial entrepreneur. In 1990, Mr. Steinmetz co-founded Spencer-Trask Securities, Inc., an investment banking firm that has provided capital raising and advisory services to companies such as Myriad Genetics, NTN Communications, FirstCom Corporation, and Ciena Corporation. Mr. Steinmetz, a serial entrepreneur, has been a founding partner in several emerging growth companies, including Open Range, U.S. Coal Corporation, Summa Resources, and Clean Coal, Ltd. Previously, beginning in 1983, he served as a capital markets specialist with several notable financial institutions, including Smith Barney and Barclay Investments, predominantly in direct equity and private placements. Mr. Steinmetz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Arthur Q. GutchSenior Managing Director, Merchant Banking
Mr. Gutch has more than 20 years of experience in building and financing high technology and service businesses worldwide. Since joining TerraNova Capital Partners, Inc. in 2002, he has participated in the founding, investing and operating of the firm’s portfolio companies, most recently he founded Infinity Publishers Group, where he is building a next generation book publishing company. Prior to this he completed acquisition financing for Unified Logistics a specialized transportation company, raising $30 million in an Equity and Debt offering. Mr. Gutch has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, private financings and advanced technology licensing. He has significant operating experience in small and mid-sized businesses and has consulted to emerging growth and large companies and global executives to develop differentiated corporate strategies. Prior to joining TerraNova Capital Partners, Inc,. Mr. Gutch, spent 10 years in Silicon Valley where he actively managed and consulted to venture capital financed companies. His areas of expertise include: Internet & media, marketing technology & automation, wireless communications, transportation & logistics, enterprise software, digital imaging, healthcare technology and global integration consulting.