John ‘JD’ Dolan

John ‘JD’ Dolan

Board Member

John “JD” F. Dolan II is a Co-founder and Partner at LDR Growth Partners, where he describes his purpose as, “Building and leading high performing teams (Teams for the Arena), cultivating individual high performance (data focused health), and forging long- term partnerships”. At LDR, his focus surrounds negotiating complex strategic partnerships, both domestically and internationally. Most recently, JD successfully sourced and led LDR’s invested partnership with one of the world’s most well-respected value investing firms, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Toronto, CA), spearheaded the establishment of a global innovation infrastructure and CVC arm (Corporate Venture Capital), developed and facilitated a multi-national leadership and performance curriculum, and researched & developed (through execution) a data-focused corporate wellness and human capital optimization pilot.

Prior to LDR, JD served as an Army Infantry officer and later US Special Operations Commander, deploying four times in support of US combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he led one of the most significant battles in the War on Terror (in terms of effects on the enemy). JD earned a BA from Dickinson College, an MBA from Columbia University Business School, and after leaving Special Operations Command, served as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at St John’s University in New York City. A published author (The Soldier’s Financial Leadership Guide) and featured by publications including: Entrepreneur, Success, Business and American Express, JD often speaks on topics ranging from leadership and performance coaching to health & corporate wellness.