John founded a financial planning and portfolio management firm in Dallas, Texas, in 1981. Upon leaving the Dallas firm in 1986, he joined Financial Management, Inc. Prior to 1986, John was an oil and gas explorationist, researcher and branch manager for Texas Instruments, Inc. He is a director and officer of Global Trade Development Corporation, a privately-owned economic development company (2004-present).
John was also a director and officer of Culturally Designed Communities of South Florida, Inc., a privately-owned land development company (2002-2004), and Culturally Designed Communities, Inc. (1995-2003). He is a past director of the Dallas Society/Institute for Certified Financial Planners, and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Professional Risk Managers International Association.
John specializes in investment portfolio research and management, and management and financial consulting for businesses. John is a program manager for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas (1996-present) and has also been an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Webster University and an instructor with UALR’s Graduate Insitute of Technology. John received a B.S. degree in Physics from Louisiana Tech University in 1971, and an M.S. degree in Management (Operations Research and Finance) from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1981. He earned the Certified Financial Planner® designation in 1984, and the Certificate in Quantitative Finance in 2005.