As a Managing Member of Convergent Wealth Management with more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, John is gratified to use that knowledge in helping clients optimize their savings and lay a strategy of success throughout the harvesting years. He began his professional career at Arthur Andersen, followed by 17 years in corporate America. He served as Director of Finance at Stifel Nicholas before working as Corporate Controller of Spartech Corporation. With a desire to challenge himself in a new capacity, he formed an independent CPA firm, the predecessor of what would become Convergent Wealth Management, a full service wealth management company. John is the father of three sons and grandsons. In his spare time, he edits text at the University of Illinois. He is actively involved in his church and the community, and enjoys tennis, hiking and hunting.