John brings world-class expertise in executive leadership, financial planning, investing, and coaching to the team. His goal is to help Alpha clients go beyond their immediate financial goals by reaching the next generation through legacy planning and financial education. He strives to help families extend their own mission, vision, and values to their children, grandchildren and beyond.
John began his career as an active-duty Navy F-14 combat pilot, serving in Operation Desert Storm during the first Gulf War. He was invited to join the acclaimed Top Gun school in 1994, then served in the Navy reserves for 8 years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
After the Navy John became an entrepreneur and was part of founding and building three technology companies, making the move to Wall Street in 2004. John served as a trusted advisor to his investment and financial planning clients while at Bernstein and Financial Designs. He specialized in multi-generational legacy planning, impact investing for philanthropy, and creating long-term security for his clients.
After his decade in the investment and financial planning industry, John became a world-class coach to senior executives of Fortune 100 companies as well as the U.S. Department of Defense. John helped guide their vision, communication, and collaboration. As a coach, John’s purpose is to connect individuals, families, and organizations to their purpose and guide them into their full potential by living a life that outlives their lives. He is the author of On Purpose with Purpose – Discovering How to Live Your Best Life. John is the host of the Eternal Leadership podcast, which is listened to in 174 countries.
John graduated on the Dean’s List from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He lives in Denver with his wife of 32 years and their three boys.