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.

Education

MBA, Sacred Heart UniversityBBA, Niagara University

Experience

Huntz & Co., Managing DirectorArcapita Inc., President & Head of Arcapita VenturesFuqua Ventures, Managing DirectorFuqua Enterprises, Inc., Executive Vice President & Chief Operating OfficerNoble Ventures International, Managing PartnerArthur Young & Company, Director of Capital ResourcesHarrison Capital, Investment Professional

Professional affiliations & awards

Bastille Networks, Board of DirectorsCardioMEMS, Inc., Board of Directors, Chairman (Past)Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures, Board of DirectorsGeorgia Logistics Innovation Council, Board of Directors & Chairman (Past)Georgia Tech, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Board of DirectorsLaunch Media, Board of DirectorsManhattan Associates (NASDAQ: MANH), Board of Directors, ChairmanMetro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Advisory BoardSalesWise, Inc., Board of DirectorsSecurities and Exchange Commission, Small Business Capital Formation Task Force, Executive CommitteeSouthern Capital Forum, Founder & ChairmanImperial 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 DirectorsAtlanta Botanical Garden, Past Chairman & Lifetime TrusteeAtlanta Charity Clays, MemberBallyliffin Golf Club (Ireland), Lifetime MemberBurge Plantation, Executive CommitteeMadison-Morgan Cultural Center, Endowment Committee, Co-ChairMadison-Morgan Conservancy, MemberNational Sporting Clays Association, MemberPiedmont Healthcare Foundation, Board of DirectorsRotary Club of Atlanta, MemberWoodruff Arts Center, Member

Q&A

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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