John L. Townsend, III

Retired Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Tiger Management LLC


John L. Townsend, III, 61, retired managing partner and chief operating officer of Tiger Management, LLC, an investment management business, a position he held from 2010 to 2012. From 2012 to 2015 he served as senior advisor to Tiger Management, LLC. Townsend is a member of the Riverstone Group, a private investment fund.  He was previously employed by Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1987 to 2002 and was a general partner from 1992 to 1999 and a managing director from 1999 to 2002. Townsend is a director of The Heritage Group, an industrial conglomerate. Additionally, during the past five years, he served on the board of directors of Belk, Inc., a department store retailer. Director since March 13, 2006.