With 30 years of investment management experience, John works with funds of all kinds, including mutual funds, ETFs, closed-end funds, interval funds, private funds and business development companies. He also counsels investment advisers and broker-dealers on a range of issues, from fund formation to distribution and marketing concerns to mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his career, John has overseen securities offerings of all types, and has led the development and operation of new investment products and services. Prior to joining Practus, John was a Partner at DLA Piper (US), and before that served as Senior Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer of Aretec Corporation, the parent company of Cetera Financial Group, one of the nation’s largest independent financial adviser networks.
Outside of the office, John enjoys his role as the drummer in Standard Time, a jazz group that plays original tunes and jazz standards. The group has released two CDs and helps raise money for charitable organizations. He has enjoyed various stints as a rock drummer going all the way back to his junior high school days.