Mr. Ghirardelli is the Director of Strategic Real Estate for American Tower Corporation, responsible for ensuring the long-term viability and optimization of +40,000 tower assets located throughout North America. Prior to joining American Tower, John worked at Koch Equity Development, a division of Koch Industries and Peterson Partners LP. Previously, Mr. Ghirardelli was as an Associate with TowerBrook Capital Partners where he was actively involved in investment sourcing, structuring, diligence and deal execution and monitoring of portfolio companies, as well as fundraising. Prior to joining TowerBrook, John was a member of the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch & Co., executing capital markets, leveraged buyouts and M&A transactions. John received his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University and his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.