6500 Avenue 6000
Cork Airport Business Park
Cork T12 TP8H
Mr. John was born and bred in Jaipur, India where he later completed his undergrad with a first class in Business Administration from the University of Rajasthan. After graduating, he took up an internship in digital marketing and then advanced his career as a marketing executive at an educational institution in India. Stephen then decided to switch lanes and got into finance, completing a certificate course in corporate finance from Harvard Business School Online, and completing a master’s in finance from Trinity Business School.
At Benchmark International, Stephen is a self-confessed ‘excel sheet nerd’, making sure that the numbers are correct and that the marketing documents are timely and accurately made. As Stephen is experienced in finance and marketing, he ensures that whatever material is made is visually appealing and factually correct.
Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin – Finance (MSc)
Certificate in Leading with Finance – Harvard Business School
Certificate in Private Equity & Venture Capital – SDA Bocconi
Following on from pursuing his master’s in finance, Stephen interned as an M&A analyst at an international corporate finance advisory firm in Belgium, helping companies raise growth capital through independent sponsors.
This, along with his education, marketing background, and the fact he is multilingual helps Stephen to have a broader perception and understanding of things, and to understand perspectives from both the buy-side and the sell-side.
Coming from a family that has a service background from running orphanages, schools, and girls’ homes in rural India, Stephen understands the human aspect in situations and always feels compelled to provide his services to the best of his ability.
As such, Stephen is passionate about working closely with his clients at Benchmark International, understanding their goals and desires, and seeing how he can help achieve them.
Stephen has many interests outside of Benchmark International including cricket, theology, and football, he plays the guitar and bass, and has won many national awards for photography.
Mr. John previously worked at Precious Children’s Home in Jaipur, teaching English, the basics of computers, and football.