John Jellinek

Private equity, investment, and charity.

About John Jellinek


John Jellinek serves as the President of Jelco Ventures, Inc., a private equity investment firm he founded in 1971. During the last thirty years, John has had a hand in over fifty private equity transactions. Of all these transactions, some of the more notable ones include Bell Sports Corporation, IMNET Systems, Inc., Apogent Technologies, Tapscotts, Inc., Labor Source LLC, Pelstar LLC and CourtLink.  Aside from running Jelco Ventures, Inc., John Jellinek was a shareholder and operating director of the boutique, mid-market investment bank BPC Group. He was also a director and founder of the following companies, K2 Industrial, Inc., Pelstar LLC, and Capital Resources Advisors. From April 2005 to June 2011 John Jellinek served as the Chairman of Zenith Administrators Inc., a third party employee benefit plan administrator serving multi-employer, single employer and public employer benefit plans. In addition, John was the treasurer of the Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Trustees.

John Jellinek is also the co-founder of the Entrepreneur Foundation at Miami University and has served as a co-trustee of the Miami University fund and its Business School Board. John Jellinek went to Miami University where he received his Bachelor of Science and also attended the University of Chicago, completing his Master of Business Administration.

John Jellinek | Charity Work


Aside from John Jellinek’s business ventures, he is a part of numerous charities. He helped his wife in 2004 in founding the Aspen’s Writers’ Foundation. Currently, the Aspen’s Writers’ Foundation is one of the nation’s best literary centers and a platform for the world’s most established authors. John Jellinek is a major donor and advisor to the Aspen Community Foundation, American Diabetes Foundation, American Lupus Foundation, Sharp Community Hospital of San Diego, and is also a major donor to the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla.

John Jellinek

John Jellinek is the President of the private equity investment firm Jelco Ventures Inc. He has been apart of more than 50 investment transactions over the years. Out of the office, John Jellinek is an advisor and major donor to numerous foundations and charities.