Senior Vice President/Investments
Portfolio Manager – Solutions Program
John began his investment industry career in 1980 and has been with Stifel since 1988. As leader and founder of Russell Wealth management Group, John is committed to addressing his clients’ vast needs so they can be further empowered to pursue their long-term goals. He is committed to providing his clients with outstanding service and often works alongside their tax and legal professionals to gain a well-rounded perspective of his clients’ wealth management picture.
As a portfolio manager in Stifel’s Solutions Program, John adapts strategies designed to combine customized investment management with the ability to quickly react to market conditions for clients who choose discretionary advisory services. The result is customized investment management, with strategies tailored to his clients’ specific needs or objectives.
John earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and graduated Cum Laude. He holds Series 7, 8, 24, 63, and 65 securities licenses, as well as life and variable insurance licenses (including annuities). In addition, he has been a member of the Stifel Chairman’s Council* since 1988, an annual honor recognizing financial advisors for professional growth and leadership in client service. This honor places John among the top financial advisors in the firm.
Outside the office, John serves as a board member for the Tennessee Williams Festival and Opera Theatre St. Louis. He serves as vice chairman of SunRiver Healthcare and treasurer for the Regional Arts Commission. He has previously served on the board for the Kevin Kline Awards, Stages, Springboard, Food Outreach, and Doorways. He has also assisted in producing several shows in Broadway, as New York City is John’s second home.
*This year’s Chairman’s Council consisted of 378 financial advisors, who were recognized from among the more than 2,300 financial advisors across the nation.