John Dilatush is a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Auctus Capital Partners. He oversees the strategic direction of the firm and day-to-day operations to ensure the highest level of performance from teams to drive exceptional outcomes for clients.
Mr. Dilatush is an accomplished business leader with more than 25 years of experience covering global banks and financial institutions. Prior to joining Auctus, he co-founded and served as Co-CIO of Jade Gate Capital Ltd., and was the CIO and head of investor relations for DAC Management, which was acquired by Blackstone in 2017.
Before DAC, Mr. Dilatush was a managing director and portfolio manager at Guggenheim Partners where he built out the financial services portfolio for a new equity market neutral hedge fund. He held a similar role for a $2.5 billion-dollar portfolio at Citadel LLC in Chicago, as well as partner and head of the global financial sector for Partner Fund Management, a $5 billion AUM hedge fund in San Francisco where he invested across that capital structure, including structured credit and in both private and publicly listed securities.
Mr. Dilatush began his career at Lehman Brothers in New York after receiving his Bachelors in economics from Boston College. He also holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.