Prior to his real estate career, John earned his B.B.A. in Finance and Economics from Iona College and was awarded the high distinction of magna cum laude. The education John received proved invaluable as he landed roles for both the investment bank of JPMorganChase on the sales and trading desk as well as the private banking division of Merrill Lynch. His responsibilities included formulating trades, portfolio management and providing solutions for high net-worth individuals and asset wealth management clients.
These two roles were essential in shaping Johnís life in a variety of ways, but most importantly they provided him with the necessary experience and ability to move on from those positions and start anew as an entrepreneur. In just a few short years, John and his partners began opening bars and restaurants all across the NYC area with the hopes of finding success. As a manager and investor, these venues were not only successful in their early stages, but are still considered... (more)