John Huntz

Consultant and Senior Investment Advisor, Investment Strategy Team



John Huntz, MBA, is a consultant to Balentine, serving as Senior Investment Advisor to the Investment Strategy Team. In this role, John, a 30-year veteran of private-equity investing, advises on all aspects of Balentine’s private capital advisory practice. John is also the founder and chairman of the Southern Capital Forum, an organization dedicated to fostering closer professional relationships among the members of the Southeast private capital community through the exchange of information and ideas between private equity, venture capital, corporate and angel investors, and groups that provide products or services to the private capital community.

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MBA, Sacred Heart University

BBA, Niagara University


Huntz & Co., Managing Director

Arcapita Inc., President & Head of Arcapita Ventures

Fuqua Ventures, Managing Director

Fuqua Enterprises, Inc., Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Noble Ventures International, Managing Partner

Arthur Young & Company, Director of Capital Resources

Harrison Capital, Investment Professional

Professional affiliations & awards

Bastille Networks, Board of DirectorsCardio

MEMS, Inc., Board of Directors, Chairman (Past)

Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures, Board of Directors

Georgia Logistics Innovation Council, Board of Directors & Chairman (Past)

Georgia Tech, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Board of Directors

Launch Media, Board of Directors

Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), Board of Directors, Chairman

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board

SalesWise, Inc., Board of Directors

Securities and Exchange Commission, Small Business Capital Formation Task Force, Executive Committee

Southern Capital Forum, Founder & Chairman

Imperial Innovations (London), Advisory Board (Past)

National Venture Capital Association, Board of Directors (Past)

U.S. Chamber International Committee, Board of Directors (Past)

Community involvement

American Heart Association, Board of Directors

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Past Chairman & Lifetime Trustee

Atlanta Charity Clays, Member

Ballyliffin Golf Club (Ireland), Lifetime Member

Burge Club, Executive Committee

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Endowment Committee, Co-Chair

Madison-Morgan Conservancy, Member

National Sporting Clays Association, Member

Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, Board of Directors

Rotary Club of Atlanta, Member

Woodruff Arts Center, Member


How and why did you get into this business?

I took a long and winding path, following my instincts to do what I perceived to be best for me and my family.

Why did you choose to come to work at Balentine?

The integrity of the Management Team.

What was your hardest lesson learned?

Always do what you consider to be the right thing, regardless of the situation or people involved.

What are the big issues that Balentine and companies like it need to solve to truly benefit the parties they serve?

Be a trusted advisor on the complexities of investing and managing wealth and all the nuances that go along with it.

How does your role fit in the big picture of serving clients?

I bring a different experience and perspective to the clients, especially in the area of Private Capital.

If you were abandoned on a deserted island, what single creature comfort would you desire most?

My wife.

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