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.
MBA, Sacred Heart University
BBA, Niagara University
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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)
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?
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