John Burlingame

Managing Partner


Prior to joining North Inlet in 2017, John was responsible for senior client development responsibilities for the Food & Agribusiness division at Wells Fargo – the nation’s largest lender to this sector. Throughout his 30-year career, John has built extensive experience in private capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, high yield capital markets, private equity, and commercial banking.

Most of John’s professional focus has been on helping clients grow through acquisitions, successfully completing over $45 billion of M&A transactions and over $80 billion in acquisition debt financing. Additionally, John brings extensive farmland and timberland real estate experience through Timber Opportunity Partners, a real estate brokerage business licensed to do business in multiple states.

John graduated from Washington & Lee University with a B.A. in economics. In his community, John serves on the board of visitors of The Fletcher School, an independent school offering a comprehensive educational program designed for students with specific learning disabilities. John also remains active in numerous conservation, preservation and advocacy groups, including serving as a board member of the Forest Landowners Association, a leading advocate promoting the rights of all private landowners. Married with three children, John and his family can often be found in the great outdoors, enjoying scenic coastal and rural settings and preserving the unique landscape which surrounds us.