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Balentine Grows Leadership Team with Partner Promotion

Relationship Manager and Head of Financial Planning in the firm’s Raleigh office takes on expanded leadership role

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Raleigh, N.C. — Balentine announced today that John Maddison, CFA, CFP® has been promoted to partner at the rapidly growing wealth management firm serving entrepreneurs and business owners. Since Maddison joined Balentine at its Raleigh office in 2014, he has delivered tremendous value to clients and colleagues as demonstrated by his financial acumen, attention to detail, and client-first work ethic. In addition, Maddison spearheaded the creation of the Balentine Blueprint, a proprietary financial planning methodology at the core of the solutions provided to clients every day. These efforts have catapulted Balentine’s presence in North Carolina to nearly $1B in assets from core clients in the Carolinas, the east coast and overseas.

“John has been a critical contributor to nurturing some of our most comprehensive relationships. Simply stated, John lives Balentine’s values every day,” said Rob Ragsdale, Partner and Head of the Raleigh office. A Raleigh native, Maddison earned a BA and MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has more than 17 years of experience working in the financial services industry serving corporate, institutional, and private clients. “In many firms, the biggest competition is sitting in the office beside you. At Balentine, the emphasis is on truly providing the best and most objective advice available to our clients,” said John Maddison.

Maddison is also very involved with the community. He has served two terms as president of CFA Society North Carolina and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2016 for his leadership and vision. He’s an active member of the Vestry and Investment Committee of Christ Church Raleigh, the Board of Directors for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), and the Investment Committee of YMCA of the Triangle in addition to volunteering with Band Together and various youth sports.

Since Balentine was founded in 2009, the firm’s staff has doubled to 35 professionals, assets under advisement have grown to $2.7 billion, and it has opened an office in Raleigh that has earned enthusiastic market acceptance.

About Balentine

Balentine is an employee-owned wealth management firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with a second office in Raleigh, North Carolina. It provides a full range of comprehensive services for entrepreneurs and families seeking wealth management and planning solutions. For 30 years, the Balentine legacy has been one of innovation, service to clients, and service to the community. The firm’s centralized decision-making process engages and empowers clients to ensure they feel understood, inspired, and connected. Forbes, Barron’s, Financial Times, and InvestmentNews have recognized Balentine as a top financial planning and advisory firm. Balentine is a registered investment advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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