John Delaney

Former Congressman, Presidential Candidate

John Delaney is an entrepreneur, CEO and public servant. 

Delaney’s businesses were focused on providing capital to small and medium-sized companies, helping thousands of businesses grow.
By the age of 40, John had founded and led two New York Stock Exchange listed companies.  In 1993, John founded HealthCare Financial Partners Inc.  The company completed its initial public offering in 1996 and was sold in 1999. At the time of its sale, John was the youngest CEO of a NYSE listed company.  In 2000, John founded CapitalSource Inc., which at the time was the most highly capitalized private equity-backed start-up in history.  CapitalSource became a public company in 2003, and John served as Chairman and CEO until his decision to pursue public office. All told, Delaney’s companies created thousands of jobs and they significantly outperformed their peers in total shareholder return. 

In 2012, John was elected to represent Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  During his six years in Congress, he earned praise for his bi-partisan approach to economic, trade, foreign, housing and environmental policy. He was a member of the Financial Services Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Steering and Policy Committee.  In 2013, he was elected co-president of his freshman class of 85 new members of Congress.  In 2019, John stepped down from Congress to pursue an unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. 
Delaney is a past winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, received the Bank Enterprise Award from the Obama Administration for lending to disadvantaged communities, and in 2017 was named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine.