John Knowlton 1

John Knowlton, CFP®


John started investing at age 11 with a CD yielding 15.9% in 1980. By the end of high school he also owned precious metals and common stocks. Since starting his career at American Express Financial Advisors he has served clients with retirement planning and investment management. With partners John has built three RIAs and now helps financial advisors near the end of their careers with succession planning as well as helping mid-career advisors solve organizational complexity. 

His most important jobs, though, are husband, father, son and pastor. John and his wife Julie have four children with an 11 year age range and serve as family care pastors at Stones Church, a multi-cultural charismatic church in Kalamazoo, MI. John and Julie are avid cyclists and active in leadership of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club.