VP of Mergers and Acquisitions
John Maresh brings 10 years of full cycle transaction experience and pipeline management with a background in commercial real estate. Previously, John was an outside M&A consultant since 2017 and officially joined the team in 2020. He thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the country while expanding the Destination Pet family.
Through his career as a tenant rep broker in Chicago, John managed rollouts of several national service and retail clients, such as Verizon Wireless and Domino’s Pizza, and was an integral part of the master broker team for Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market, expanding the chain from being a startup to opening 75 locations over 15 states. He received a B.S. in Finance from the University of Kansas.
John lives in Edina, MN with his wife Courtney, daughter Charli, son JR, and 9-year-old rescue border collie/spaniel mix Marlee. John enjoys spending time with his family on Lake Minnetonka in the summertime and skiing in the winter as well as all things sports, reading, and travel.