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Mr. Jack Wyant Jr.

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Managing Director

Phone: (513) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
Blue Chip Venture Company
1120 Scripps Center 312 Walnut Street
Cincinnati , Ohio 45202
United States

Company Description: Blue Chip is committed to helping our partners build lasting enterprises. We earn management's respect by being a creative and flexible partner who understands that...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Arts
    Denison University
  • Juris Doctor
    Salomon P. Chase College of Law
  • B.A. degree , political science and communications
    Denison University
  • J.D. degree
    Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Juris Doctor degree , magna cum laude
    Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    Hillsdale College
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    Denison University
  • Juris Doctor degree
    Salmon P. Chase College of Law
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Mr. John "Jack" Wyant Managing ..., 18 Sept 2015 [cached]
Mr. John "Jack" Wyant Managing Director Blue Chip Venture Company
The Board accepted the recommendations of ..., 14 May 2010 [cached]
The Board accepted the recommendations of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee that all of Regent’s incumbent directors, other than Mr. Sutter, be nominated for re-election to Regent’s Board of Directors at the 2009 Annual Meeting, and that John H. Wyant be appointed Chairman of the Board effective immediately;
JOHN H. WYANT (Age 63) Mr. Wyant has served as a director of Regent from June 1998 to April 27, 2010. Mr. Wyant has served as president of Blue Chip Venture Company, a venture capital investment firm, since its formation in 1990. Blue Chip Venture Company, together with its affiliates, manages an aggregate of approximately $550 million of committed capital for investment in privately-held high-growth companies. Mr. Wyant is also a director of a number of privately-held companies. Mr. Wyant’s qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors include his experience in advising companies on attracting investment capital, and in understanding what outside investors may require of a company undergoing financial stress.
Ahn, DeLorenzo, Lewis, Mooney and Wyant are independent directors in accordance with the standards of Rule 4200(a)(15) of the National Association of Securities Dealers listing standards for issuers whose securities are listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”).
Wyant (Chairman), Ahn, DeLorenzo, Lewis and Mooney, all of whom are independent directors as discussed above.
Lewis (Chairman), Ahn, DeLorenzo, Mooney and Wyant, all of whom are independent as discussed above.
Wyant, DeLorenzo, Lewis, Ahn and Mooney.
Wyant, DeLorenzo, Lewis, Ahn and Mooney.
The Company is a party to the following agreements, which are described further below: an agreement to provide registration rights to entities affiliated with Mr. Wyant, and which the Company has registered shares held by such entities; and an agreement with Riley as discussed below.
Board of Directors - Core2 Group, 13 May 2015 [cached]
John (Jack) Wyant, Founder of Blue Chip Venture Capital
Jack Wyant founded Blue Chip in 1990 and was responsible for a number of Blue Chip's most successful investments, including Richwood Pharmaceutical and USinternetworking. He focuses primarily on Media & Marketing companies, and currently works with companies including ShareThis and XOS Digital. Jack has been recognized for leadership in venture capital and entrepreneurial settings by a number of organizations, and he is a frequent lecturer on venture capital investing and entrepreneurship.
Prior to Blue Chip, Jack spent 16 years in entrepreneurial settings serving as founder and CEO of two venture-backed start-up companies in the Media & Marketing and Healthcare industries. Home Entertainment Network built and operated TV stations and originated and syndicated live sports events, and Nutrition Technology Corporation developed and marketed nutrition products to hospitals and nursing homes. Both resulted in strategic acquisitions by larger firms. Jack started his career in brand management with Procter & Gamble and later held marketing and general management positions with Taft Broadcasting Company, where he developed and launched new entertainment business units.
XOS Digital Leadership, 9 July 2015 [cached]
John H. Wyant
John Wyant is the founder and managing director of Blue Chip Venture Company, a Cincinnati venture capital firm started in 1990. The firm invests in and helps to build privately owned companies with high-growth potential.
Blue Chip has $600 million under management and has invested in 170 companies during the past 20 years. Blue Chip manages seven venture funds, the most recent of which invests in the last financing round of and makes secondary stock purchases of mature venture-backed companies with proven business plans.
Wyant has served as a director of over 40 companies. He was the lead investor in Digex, the first internet service provider (ISP) in the US and provided the initial capital to USinternetworking, the first application service provider (ASP). He founded Blue Chip Broadcast Company and helped build Richwood Pharmaceutical, which created Adderall. Blue Chip invests in the sports media and marketing, information technology and healthcare services industries. The aggregate revenue of its portfolio companies were approximately $400 million at the time of investment and approximately $6.5 billion at the time of exit.
Wyant is an owner of the Cincinnati Reds, and in 1975 created a joint venture with the National Football Foundation (with George Weiss) to develop, build and manage the College Football Hall of Fame.
In 1980, Wyant and McCleary promoted a number of live sporting events and launched the first pay TV network for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Blackhawks, Minnesota Twins and North Starts.
Wyant began his career in brand management with The Procter and Gamble Company, followed by positions with the Kings Island Division of Taft Broadcasting Company. Beginning in 1979, he served as CEO of two venture capital backed start-up companies, Home Entertainment Network and Nutrition Technology Corporation. He was the founding investor in and is a director of CBank, a business focused commercial bank, Grandin Properties, a real estate firm that renovates and manages historic buildings, and is an owner of GFour Productions, which produces the current hits "Motherhood the Musical" and "Menopause the Musical".
Wyant graduated from Denison University in 1968 and Salmon P. Chase College of Law of Northern Kentucky University in 1977. He received a Denison Alumni citation for excellence in entrepreneurship in 1988, the Seal of the City, Cincinnati's highest honor in 1993, a professional achievement award from NKU in 1997, and a lifetime achievement award from the Greater Cincinnati Venture Association in 2002 for initiating the creation of a regional venture capital industry and its entrepreneurial ecosystem. In 2007 the Association for Corporate Growth awarded him its highest honor, the Master Dealmaker Award.
Wyant is or has been a board member of the Cincinnati NPR affiliate, the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission, Hamilton County Economic Development Task Force, Council for Economic Education, Junior Achievement and Cincinnati Film Commission. Wyant created and taught for 10 years a course on venture capital at the Graduate School of Business of Xavier University. He has been a member of Young Presidents Organization since 1980, and completed the Leadership Cincinnati program in 1996 and chaired the first regional youth leadership program. Jack and Jack, Jr. have won the annual national championship in Father-Son Doubles Squash and are currently ranked #2 in the U.S.
The announcement was made today by ..., 1 Dec 2009 [cached]
The announcement was made today by Jack Wyant, chairman of the XOS board and managing director ofBlue Chip Venture Company.
"I have worked with Chris for more than 30 years, and find that his unique background, experience and leadership abilities are an ideal match for XOS, making him well suited for this position," Wyant said.
Wyant also added, "Chris' addition enables Randy to focus on the strategic opportunities that the company has developed during the past decade.
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