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Chief Marketing Officer
John and his group are responsible for providing marketing guidance, support and training for all Focus partner firms, as well as building the Focus brand itself. He joins us from TIAA-CREF where he was responsible for all paid communications, as well as Citigroup where he led global communications for Smith Barney and the Citi Private Bank.
John also has extensive design and advertising agency experience through leadership roles at The Brand Union, the Martin Agency and Deutsch, where his clients included Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, AIM/Invesco Funds and others. Perhaps his best known work is the “Can You Hear Me Now?” campaign for Verizon Wireless, recently inducted into the Advertising Walk of Fame.
John has a Wharton MBA and an undergraduate degree in architecture from Rice University. He and his wife, both former architects, continue to design buildings for family members, and enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking.