John Rutledge, MBA ’94 (XP-63)
Founder, President and CEO, Oxford Capital Group, LLC/Oxford Hotels & Resorts
John is the founder, president, and CEO of Oxford Capital Group, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC. Oxford is a national real estate investment firm focused on the lodging, hospitality, travel, and consumer sectors. Oxford projects include LondonHouse Chicago, The Langham Chicago, Hotel Julian, Hotel Felix, Hotel Essex, Essex on the Park, Hotel Versey, Godfrey Hotel-Chicago, Boston and Hollywood, The Hyatt Chicago-Magnificent Mile, the Metropolitan Hotel and Lexington Hotel-New York City, and National Conference Center-Lansdowne, VA. John’s angel and private equity investments include Argo Tea, Inc., Bobtail Ice Cream Co., Cal Pacific, Health Integrated, Inc., Metropolitan Capital Bank Corporation, Nymirum, Inc., Potbelly Sandwich Works, Room Service, Inc., Sunglass Outlet, Inc., SurePayroll, Talk3 and Top Golf. John and/or Oxford have been nominated and/or won numerous awards including, Crain’s’ 40 under 40, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Development of the Year, Redevelopment of the Year, Developer of the Year, National Hotel Development of the Year and the Top Hotel in the Continental US. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Chicago Booth.