John is an Operator on the Operating Team based in Lexington. He joins us from Klaussner Furniture, a portfolio company of Monomoy Capital Partners, where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to Klaussner, John worked at Monomoy Capital as an Operating Partner for 10 years. Before joining Monomoy, John enjoyed a 17-year career at Toyota Motor Corporation. For anyone who’s counting, that means John Poff has worked with John Stewart for more than 27 years (effectively as long as both of them have been married). John is an expert in the area of plant operations and lean manufacturing.

While John is a member of the Operating Team, he now calls Charleston, South Carolina home. He lives for his kids, his wife and country music. John is famous in South Carolina social circles as he’s never met a stranger and always “knows a guy who can do that.” He plays golf but will fake an injury on the golf course to make it home in time for a party and has never purchased a golf ball.