Branch Manager, Managing Director
John has been in the industry for more than 20 years. One of John and his son and junior partner, John Jr.’s, top objectives is to understand clients’ aspirations for themselves, their family or their business. “I take great pride in the fact that clients are entrusting us to look after the assets that are meaningful to their financial futures. Whether clients want to plan for retirement, college, or an estate, it is our goal to successfully guide them to their long-term objectives,” says John.
Bobbi Barylske is John’s registered client associate. Bobbi seeks to offer a high-touch level of client service.
John has been a member of the Stephens Private Client since 2008. Prior to joining Stephens as a Vice President, John was a financial advisor at A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., later to become part of Wells Fargo Advisors, Inc. John has received the Stephens Leadership Circle award every year since 2015 in recognition for excellence in wealth management.
John is a 1988 graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. In 2008, he earned his MBA with honors in Military Management from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and Touro University. He also completed Stephens’ advanced wealth management program, Stephens University, offered through Wake Forest University in 2011.
John enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He is a native of Jonesboro and currently lives on his family farm near Paragould with his wife, Leslie. They have four children and two grandchildren.