John Kane was appointed to the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors by former Governor Pat McCrory in July 2013. He will serve a six-year term.
Mr. Kane is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Capstone Event Group (CEG). CEG produces first-class events throughout the country under multiple brands, including: Race 13.1, City of Oaks Marathon, Myrtle Beach Marathon, and Destination 13.1. In addition, Mr. Kane is currently an Operating Partner at Hawthorne Capital Partners, a Raleigh, NC based private equity firm.
From 2012 through 2016 Mr. Kane served as the Director of Investor Relations and as an Operating Partner at Lookout Capital. Prior to this, he was the President & COO of YF Atlantic, the master franchisee of the mid-Atlantic region for one of the world’s largest frozen yogurt franchises. He co-founded the firm in 2008 and was responsible for the development of 12 locations in some of the most sought after properties in the mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Kane earned a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University, where he was a starter and letterman on the football team. He attended Blair Academy for High School where he was an All-American and starter on two national championship wrestling teams.