John is a managing director of Commerce Family Office at Commerce Trust Company. He collaborates closely with clients on strategies for addressing the complex personal, family, and financial challenges that can accompany significant wealth and often impact current and future generations. John works to help clients integrate core values into wealth planning and decision making, translate vision and mission statements into actionable solutions, implement successful family communication strategies, and establish effective family governance structures and processes. Prior to joining Commerce, John was a family wealth strategist in Chicago, where he worked with families and individuals on the development and implementation of estate, wealth transfer, philanthropic, family education and fiduciary planning activities, as well as a variety of wealth planning matters. Prior to that John was an attorney in Chicago, where he was a part of the private client group providing wealth and estate planning services to ultra high net worth individuals, families, family offices and foundations. John earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law.