John F. Larkin
Senior Managing Director
Head of Impact Investments
Avenue Capital Group

Mr. Larkin is responsible for the overall direction of the Avenue Impact Team. He sits on the fund’s investment committee assisting in the strategic direction, sourcing of key relationships, and advising on investment opportunities. Previously, Mr. Larkin was head of alternative investments – Americas at Deutsche Bank, where he managed the private asset platform which included private equity, hedge funds and real estate investments. While at Deutsche Bank, he served as a board member to various investment funds with fiduciary oversight and as a speaker on the topic of climate change. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Larkin was head of private investments within Merrill Lynch and later co-head of Third Party Alternative Investments at Citigroup. Mr. Larkin currently serves on the board of Cogent Energy Systems and previously as a board member of North American Biofuels Co and advisor to Amelio Solar. These firms focused on innovative technology in the cleantech sector where he has been an avid personal investor and spokesman for the past 15 years. Mr. Larkin is a retired navy commander/pilot and holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1984) where he currently serves on the Tuchman School of Management advisory board.