Faculty Profile

John Saliling MBA, M. Eng.


John joined the Department in the Fall of 2022. Before joining the faculty team, he worked for 30+ years as an investment professional, senior executive and management consultant.

John is a Partner in Doma Capital, an investment firm focused on acquisitions of iconic brands, distinctive real assets, and industry leaders. Previously, he was a Partner at Orion Partners’ which managed over $1 Billion in private equity & real estate. John has been involved with investments across industries, countries and size ($10mil-$150mil). These have included a global semiconductor business, transportation, chemical, agriculture, and fast food. At Orion, he was also the CEO of a publicly listed company with diversified industrial/consumer businesses with $900 mil revenue.

Prior to joining Orion, John was the Managing Director of Cisco Systems consulting (Asia Pacific), where he worked with leading companies and governments to improve their businesses/organizations. Before Cisco, he was the Founder/CEO of Similan.com, a regional e-commerce company which grew into 10 countries and COO of Eutech, an enterprise software company. He was also a Principal at Booz Allen & Hamilton, based in New York, London and Hong Kong, and co-head of the telecom, media and technology strategy practice (Asia Pacific).

John has been a Board member of innovative start-ups, multi-billion dollar global hi-tech businesses and investment funds. He was also a member of the investment committee of a $250mil real estate fund.

John has a passion for travel, history, experiencing diverse cultures and have lived, worked, and travelled in over 25 countries.

Contact Information

Department: Finance and Quantitative Methods
Email: john.saliling@uky.edu
Office: Gatton College of Business
Personal Website


MBA in Finance, Cornell University, 1989
Masters in Engineering, Cornell University, 1988
BS in Engineering, Cornell University, 1986

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