John K. Castle
John K. Castle
John K Castle of Castle Harlan
John K Castle
Connolly Medical Limited
Under the auspices of John Castle, two allied companies – Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Ltd and Publishing Works Ltd. – publish study guides for doctors preparing for medical boards and newsletters focused on healthcare. The company also publishes Top Doctors and America’s Top Doctors.
With his expertise in Science, Mathematics and Economics, Castle co-founded the institutional private equity market in the late 1960s. Throughout his career, he has been the owner and controller of the following corporations: Delaware Management, Ethan Allen, Ames True Temper and several restaurant chains (including Perkins, Marie Callender's and Morton's Steakhouses. He has also served as a director of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the US.
In 1969 – as chairman of DLJ's Merchant Banking and Sprout Group – Castle was a pioneer in the promotion of the use of limited partnerships as a means for pension funds and other large institutions to invest private capital into companies.
Philanthropy and awards
Castle has a Bachelor’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar with High Distinction. He has been awarded four Honorary Doctorate degrees of Humane Letters. One was from Franklin Pierce University.
Palm Beach Residence
In 1995, Castle purchased and restored the Palm Beach estate formerly-owned by the Kennedy family (best known as John F. Kennedy’s Winter White House). In May 2015, Castle and his wife, Marianne, sold the estate for $31 million to TGS Florida LLC, managed by Jane H. Goldman of New York.
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