John Reardon serves as the Director of Strategy for Smart Cities for American Infrastructure Partners, LP, a $4 Billion private equity fund based in San Francisco. In this role, Mr. Reardon helps identify investments in next generation infrastructure for smart cities, including connected LED streetlights, 5G wireless systems, and Internet of Things technologies. Prior to joining AIP, Mr. Reardon spent 20 years as a Chief Executive Officer growing companies in the telecommunications and software industries. His most recent company, Choctaw Telecommunications, LLC was sold in 2019 to the railroads for a nationwide communications system known as Positive Train Control.
Since its founding in 2009, Reardon has served as an independent Board Member for Oxford Lane Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: OXLC), a 1940 Act closed-end fund investment company. He serves on the Audit Committee and on the Valuation Committee.
Previously, Reardon was CEO of Mobex Communications, Inc., a nationwide wireless telecommunications company. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Mobex Communications, advising on corporate governance and legal matters including the successful acquisition and integration of target companies.
Reardon began his career as a telecom attorney with Keller & Heckman, LLP in Washington, DC. He is admitted to the New York State and Washington, DC bars.
He was twice elected to serve as the President of the Columbia Law School Alumni Association. Reardon was also elected by his peers to a three year term on the Board of the CEO alumni association, Mindshare, LLC. In 2008, he founded CHARM, a children’s charity at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Mr. Reardon is a Columbia Law School graduate. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from Boston University.
He and his wife, Leslie, live in Alexandria, Virginia. They have two grown daughters. Reardon is the author of a children’s book, The South Overlook Oaks. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and playing guitar.