John Bates

Fund Controller

John Bates

Fund Controller

John joined Osage Venture Partners in 2017. Prior to joining OVP, John worked at RSM US LLP as an Assurance Senior Associate where he organized, planned, and executed audits of public and private companies.  At RSM, he worked with clients in the manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, non-profit, and private equity industries, including Osage Partners. He has also worked in financial and regulatory reporting roles in both fund administration and global manufacturing companies.

John holds an MBA in Accounting and a BA in Communication from La Salle University.

John grew up in Philadelphia and currently resides in Warrington, PA, with his wife, Mary Beth, and daughter.  They are expecting a “player to be named later” due April 2019!


Favorite or Biggest Life Event?  Having a very “hands-on” role in the birth of my first child

Most Memorable Childhood Job?
  When I was a child, I spent summers working in the Quality Control lab of a cookie and snack manufacturer. I would perform various tests on the cookies/crackers in production making sure they were within proper specifications. The exact job title was “Quality Control Technician”, which was fancy for “taste tester”.

If you weren’t in venture, what would you be doing?
  At one time, I had thoughts of becoming a firefighter. My other accounting friends and I would joke that we would become firefighters and do tax work on the side.