John Fowler and Josh Greenberg have worked together since the 2001 founding of the Montebello Capital search fund. Having met at Stanford Business School in the late 1990s, they shared a passion for entrepreneurship and a common vision of what it takes to build a great company. After securing the financial support of a successful and diverse investor group, they surveyed a wide range of companies looking for the right opportunity to invest in and grow. After more than a year of research, they chose Aero Logistics based on its strong core business, excellent team, and compelling growth prospects.
After purchasing Aero Logistics in 2003, they became intimately involved in every aspect of the company - sales, operations, finance and IT - and focused on developing and empowering team members through a corporate culture of exceptional customer service. They brought a fresh, outsider's perspective to the business and a level of innovation and operational excellence that was rare in the transportation industry. Over five years they increased Aero's revenues more than five-fold.
Fowler and Greenberg formed Montebello Holdings in 2008, upon their departure from Aero Logistics. Since then they have made minority equity investments in several private companies. In addition to overseeing these investments, from 2009 to 2014 they ran HealthCPA, a healthcare services business acquired by a leading revenue cycle management company in 2014.
In March 2015, Montebello Holdings partnered with Alpine Investors on the acquisition of Risk Management Strategies, a San Diego-based provider of outsourced employment and risk management services to special needs and wealth trusts. Josh Greenberg is now serving as the CEO of the company.
Prior to forming their partnership, Fowler and Greenberg held a variety of operating and leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.
John has been a successful operator in organizations ranging from high tech start-ups to the U.S. Government. Prior to forming his partnerhship with Josh, John worked with Idealab Silicon Valley and also as a management consultant with William Kent International, advising clients on international acquisition opportunities and market entry strategies. He began his career in Washington, D.C., as a Congressional Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Trade Representative. John received both his A.B. in International Relations and his M.B.A. from Stanford University. He served as CEO of Aero Logistics from 2003 until 2008 and as CEO of HealthCPA from 2009 until 2014. Since then John has served as co-founder and CEO of Kezar Life Sciences, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of drugs to treat autoimmune diseases.
Prior to serving as Chairman and President of both Aero Logistics and HealthCPA, Josh played a variety of roles in multiple industries with an emphasis on marketing, finance, and business strategy. As a product manager at Intuit, he led cross-functional teams in the development and marketing of new features for the Quicken.com website. Before Intuit, Josh was a strategy specialist with Charles Schwab, where he managed business strategy projects on behalf of Schwab's executive management. He began his career in Public Finance where he aided government clients in raising over $1 Billion to support infrastructure projects. Josh received his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Virginia and earned his M.B.A. at Stanford.