John D. Ela

Adjunct Instructor in Management
Phone: 
603.862.3381 (dept. phone)
Email: 
Office: 
Paul College 260V
John D.
Education

M.A., University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Economics
B.S., University of New Hampshire, Business Administration & Economics

Professional Experience

2006-2014
Epoch Corporation

Epoch Homes, Pembroke, NH
President and CEO of $15 million dollar private equity backed leading manufacturer of fully custom and Green Built, modular homes, multi-family, and light commercial structures, sold to Builders and Developers across the Northeast US and internationally.

2004-2006
John Ela & Associates, LLC
Concord, NH
Owner, President and CEO. Consultant to owners of privately held companies to improve business strategy and execution, emphasizing business process improvement, cultural change, strategic planning and branding.  Also developed deal flow for private equity transactions. Structured LOIs, developed business plans, conducted due diligence, raised acquisition equity and debt financing. Negotiated purchase of Epoch Homes, partnering with Ironwood Capital.

2000-2004
Duncraft Inc.

Concord, NH
President of $10 million family-owned multi-divisional, multi-channel catalog/e-commerce marketer and manufacturer of products for backyard nature enthusiasts.  Catalog Division mails 4 million catalogs annually.  Products Division manufactures over 60 branded products sold to Lawn and Garden Distribution, Hardware Coops, Target, Loews, Home Depot.