John Eck joins Peakstone as Managing Director

February, 2019. John Eck has joined Peakstone as a Managing Director. John will focus on deal origination and execution in a number of areas including real estate, financial services, senior living, manufacturing and other industries. John also has expertise in distressed financial assets and bankruptcy transactions.

John has over 30 years of experience in financial services including commercial and investment banking. Prior to joining Peakstone, John was leading Guaranteed Rate’s efforts to develop its multifamily lending capabilities.

John began his career with LaSalle National Bank in Chicago, serving in many different roles within the institution, as well as for its parent, ABN Amro Bank, N.V. After a 20-year career with LaSalle, John worked at several community banks, including roles as President and Chief Lending Officer of First Chicago Bank, a private equity-backed bank.

John is a graduate of University of Illinois, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and has an MBA from University of Chicago.

About Peakstone

Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising for middle market clients. The team is comprised of senior investment banking professionals who have decades of experience and have executed hundreds of transactions totaling billions of dollars. For additional information, visit