John Civantos
Managing Director
Mr. Civantos is the Co-Head of MSD's Private Capital Group. He joined MSD in 2020. Prior to joining MSD, Mr. Civantos served as a Managing Partner and was a member of the Investment Committee with Court Square Capital Partners, a U.S. middle market private equity firm. He joined Court Square in 2004 and was primarily involved in the firm’s efforts investing in the Business Services and Technology sectors. Successful investments he had been involved with at Court Square include System 1, InfoGroup, Dynata, DISA Global Solutions, Vestcom, mSpark, IWCO Direct, Mosaic Sales Solutions and SGS International.

Mr. Civantos received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.B.A. with academic distinction from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Civantos serves on the board of the non-profit organization Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO).