John J. Oros is a managing director of J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, a private equity firm based in New York. In addition, Oros serves as executive chairman of Enstar Group, Limited, which is based in Bermuda. From 1980 to 2000, Oros was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he became a general partner in 1986. Oros serves on the Board of Directors of both Encore Capital Group in San Diego, Calif., and the Saddle River Valley Bank, N.J.
Oros lives in Ridgewood, N.J., with his wife Anne, who graduated from the School of Social Work at UW-Madison in 1971. They have four children and have been foster parents to 26 newborn children through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and several private agencies. Oros is an appointee to the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, a member of the Investment Committee of the Children's Aid and Family Services of New Jersey and is chairman of the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Oros was an appointee as chairman of the Federal Savings and Loan Advisory Council and served 10 years on the Board of the Community Foundation of New Jersey. He is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and is a past president of the Ridgewood Glen-Rock Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a director of the Greater NY Council and served on the Northeast Region Board of the Boy Scouts of America.
In 2004, the Oros' gave $1 million to the Wisconsin School of Business, naming the John J. and Anne W. Oros Dining Room and the Kenneth B. Wackman Courtyard at the Fluno Center for Executive Education on the UW-Madison campus and funding the John J. Oros MBA Speaker Series at the business school. John was named a Wisconsin Distinguished Business Alumnus in 1999.