John P. Gallagher

MD, Cerberus Capital Management at Cerberus Capital Management

Mr. Gallagher is a Managing Director on the Supply Chain and Strategic Opportunities team, which invests in businesses driving next-generation technologies and capabilities that advance supply chain integrity. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Gallagher was a Managing Director of Tracker Capital, a venture capital-oriented family office that principally invested in emerging technologies. Previously, he was the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and served on the Trump Presidential Transition Team in support of U.S. national security and intelligence.

Following nearly 30 years in the U.S. Army, Mr. Gallagher served as the Chief Executive Officer of a non-governmental organization working in the Middle East and Asia. Prior to that, he was an advisor to several senior military commanders including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in the Pentagon, the Commander of U.S. Central Command, and the Commander of all coalition forces in Afghanistan. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Gallagher was a White House Fellow and Director for Iraq and Afghanistan affairs at the National Security Council.

A former airborne infantry officer and Army strategist, he graduated West Point and holds two master’s degrees with distinction from The University of Chicago in public policy and political science. At West Point, Mr. Gallagher taught American politics and counterterrorism and was the Director of the Academy’s Rhodes Scholarship program. He has extensive experience in strategy development and the U.S. inter-agency policy process and is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star (Service-Afghanistan).


  • MD, Cerberus Capital Management

    Current role