John serves as a Vice President in Ardent’s Benefits Consulting division. Before joining Ardent, John worked in finance as an Equities Trader at Assent Capital where he used his attention to detail and dedicated work-ethics to successfully analyze and apply trends, probabilities, and returns of different trading techniques. After trading, he worked with Morgan Stanley in New York City. He also worked for The Southwestern Company where he was a top salesperson and sales manager worldwide. John is a speaker on health and welfare plan topics across Texas, including The HSHHRA Symposium and multiple Industry Summits for financial institutions. He is also an active mentor forMinds Matter helping underprivileged high school students get accepted into college and attain scholarships. John is a native Texan and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. John has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, South America and Australia. John and his wife Brittany climbed Machu Picchu this year as well as welcomed their first son Max into the world.