President & CFO
John Mulkey is the Manager of JDM Capital Trust, a private family office specializing in debt and equity investments across the hospitality, real estate, gaming and lodging sectors.
Prior to his current role, John was the CFO and Executive Vice President of Zuffa, LLC, the owner of Ultimate Fighting Championship. During his decade-long role at UFC, John oversaw all worldwide financial operations for the media and entertainment company and contributed to growth from a breakeven cash flow enterprise to one valued at over $4 billion at exit.
Prior to UFC, John was a Managing Director at Wachovia Securities in Charlotte, where he ran high yield research in the gaming and lodging sectors and was awarded the prestigious Institutional Investor All-American research award. Prior to Wachovia, John was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns in New York City, where he held a similar role across the equity and high yield platforms at the investment bank. Before moving to NYC, John was the Director of Business Development for Station Casinos in Las Vegas.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and has remained active with his alma mater as the founding co-sponsor of the Frist School of Autism and Innovation. While at Vanderbilt he also captained the cross country and track teams. He is a graduate of Groton School in Massachusetts and is a native Las Vegan, where he resides with his wife and two sons.
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