John Crowe

Chief Executive Officer

John Crowe is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kestrel Capital with over 35 years in the financial sector. 

He has over 35 years experience in the financial services sector advising Individuals, Family Offices, Corporations, Charities and Pension Funds on all aspects of strategic investment planning and asset allocation.

John has held a number of senior roles in major international corporations during his career including Head of the Private Client division of the Investment Bank of Ireland and Director of the Personal Financial Services division of KPMG Ireland. He joined Merrill Lynch in 2000 to set up and develop the banks Irish Wealth Management business.

As a Senior Vice President of Merrill Lynch he chaired the Advisory Council to Management in EMEA, this group was charged with guiding and setting front office strategy for the region. He was a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Ireland and responsible for the successful transition in 2014 of the Wealth Management business to Julius Baer where he held the role of Managing Director and senior advisor of the Irish business.

John is a director of the Irish Heritage Trust since 2017, an independent not-for-profit which brings special
places to life for everyone to enjoy from historic houses and gardens to parklands.