John received his BBA degree from Georgia State University. In the mid-seventies he was a business analyst and marketing representative for Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. In 1979 he started his own accounting practice. John began to specialize in financial planning and investment management in 1985, and is currently President of Advanced Financial Strategists, Inc.
He is a past director of the Georgia Society of CPAs and has been active on the GSCPA’s Estate and Personal Financial Planning section. John is a past chair of the PFP committee and past president of the Gwinnett Chapter of the GSCPA.
John obtained his AIFA® designation in 2008. The Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™ (AIFA®) designation is authorized by The Center for Fiduciary Studies. Holders of the AIFA mark successfully complete a specialized program on investment fiduciary standards of care and ISO assessment procedures, pass a comprehensive examination, and meet the designation’s continuing education and Fiduciary Code of Ethics.