John MacIntosh

John MacIntosh

Partner and Board Member, SeaChange Capital Partners

John MacIntosh leads SeaChange Capital Partners, a nonprofit merchant bank, with overall responsibility for grants, investments, and advisory services. Prior to joining SeaChange, MacIntosh was a partner at Warburg Pincus in the global private equity firm’s New York, Tokyo, and London offices. At Warburg Pincus, he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s expansion into several new markets, designed the firm’s investment performance and measurement system, and was co-head of professional development. Earlier in his career, MacIntosh worked as a software engineer in Tokyo and a management consultant at Oliver Wyman.

MacIntosh has a B.SE. from Princeton University and a mid-life M.Sc. in Philosophy from the London School of Economics (LSE). While at LSE, MacIntosh coordinated a three-year program in resilience-building and depression prevention for 3,000 middle school children in conjunction with the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why Intermediaries?


Philanthropy has turned to intermediaries for many purposes over the past several decades. And while these arrangements present many advantages, they also pose some challenges. When is it opportune to work through an intermediary agency? When does working with an intermediary no longer make sense? In this session, a panel of leaders representing a diverse range of intermediary providers will explore the reasons that funders engage in the services they offer, examine the challenges associated in working with intermediaries, provide practical advice for donors considering entering into intermediary relationships, and speculate on future trends and opportunities that exist for current/new […]

Breakout session