John Ward is a Wealth Advisor at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management.
As a founding member of The PHW Group, John collaborates with a range of affluent individuals in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, professional athletes, attorneys and successful business owners.
John's early career was spent as a commodities trader in the wheat pit at the Chicago Board of Trade, followed by years as a business consultant. He has been instrumental in assisting multiple enterprises in their capital raise, business development and leadership initiatives. John brings the benefits of his entrepreneurial spirit to the process of guiding his clients. Having built businesses from the ground up, he understands the hard-driven nature of successful clients and advises them on how to transform their years of hard work into a lasting legacy.
With a focus on building strong client relationships, John draws on his deep well of experience in brokerage and execution to help manage their assets across the balance sheet. He offers investment guidance, tailored for each client, that may include liquidity and advisory strategies, equities, fixed income, options, private equity and hedge funds.
He is a fourth-generation Chicagoan, growing up as the youngest among five siblings. While attending St. Ignatius College Prep, John was inspired by the Jesuit motto, "Men and Women for Others," instilling his core value of mentoring individuals and setting them on the path toward their personal and professional journeys.
A resident of the Chicago suburb of Glenview, John's three children are the biggest loves of his life. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, attending concerts, sporting and charity events and dining out in Chicago's thriving restaurant scene.