John HopperJohn currently serves as the Managing Director of Link•Age Ventures, Inc. and as Chief Investment Officer of the Ziegler Link•Age Longevity Fund. Link•Age Ventures and the Fund are both venture entities looking to make successful investments in companies providing products, services and technology to the “longevity economy.” Link•Age Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Link•Age, Inc., a member owned organization of over 600 senior living, assisted living and continuing care communities across the country. Link•Age serves over 350,000 residents and has unique domain expertise and insights in this rapidly growing demographic.

John was also the Founder and Partner of Silverstone Advisors – Blackbird Capital Group. Silverstone is a boutique investment banking firm. Silverstone provides a complete line of merger and acquisition services including valuation, due diligence, capital raising, buy side engagements and sell side engagements. They have particular skills in modeling and deal structure and strategy. Silverstone also provides professional consulting and other services to various companies and firms in the investments, legal, technology and financial fields.

John also has entrepreneurial experience having formed and ran a regional network services company. Prior to these experiences, John has expertise in the financial services industry, serving in executive positions with Fifth Third Bank, AmSouth Bank and Mellon Bank.