John has spent over 15 years in the financial services industry. His experience includes mergers & acquisitions, financial planning, and institutional investment consulting.
Prior to joining Park Sutton Advisors, John founded Elko Creek Capital, a merger and acquisition advisory firm with a focus on small businesses in the Southeast. Previously, John was a partner at Patton Albertson & Miller, LLC, a fee-only RIA with locations in Atlanta and Macon, GA, where he served on the management team and investment committee while leading a wealth management team. During his tenure at Patton Albertson & Miller, he also served as Director of Business Development and launched the firm’s business brokerage and merger & acquisition advisory services.
John began his career as a Financial Advisor and Analyst on institutional consulting teams at Merrill Lynch and Wachovia Securities in Atlanta. He works with owners and management teams of privately held asset and wealth managers, providing exit planning, strategic advisory, and merger & acquisition advisory.
John received his Bachelor of Science in financial planning from the University of Georgia and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He has previously served as a board member and endowment committee member for the Boy Scouts of America Central Georgia Council, has been a member of multiple financial planning organizations, and is currently involved in multiple local charities.