John Bartels

Managing Director, Family Wealth Advisor

John is a Managing Director and member of Ancora’s Executive Committee. As a financial advisor and investment strategist with twenty years of experience, John works with a team of dedicated financial and legal specialists in Ancora’s Family Wealth practice providing high net worth families with custom executive and lifetime planning services. Many of the high net worth families and entrepreneurs that he serves appreciate the familiarity of our family CFO concept. Ancora’s Family Wealth clients receive highly customized consultation in the areas of investing, retirement planning, tax compliance, risk management, and legacy planning. Mr. Bartels founded Independent Advisors in 2000 with the goal of providing world class wealth management to his clients.

In 2009, Independent Advisors and Inverness merged, creating a team of specialized and dedicated financial and legal professionals. Prior to founding Independent Advisors, John was a branch manager for Raymond James Financial Services. Before Raymond James, John was an associate with the Estate Planning Team, where he learned wealth management and estate planning techniques for high net worth families. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a board member for Circuit Technologies and North Coast Community Homes. John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from John Carroll University. He is a FINRA licensed registered representatives.

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