John Peluso is known to be a champion for independent business owners and advisors. He provides strategic advice, leads growth opportunities, drives brand awareness and collaborates with industry experts in the independent market ecosystem to enhance Thurston Springer’s market position to compete and succeed. He drives business efficiency and synergy to raise the advisor’s platform experience.
John has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Previously, he was with Wells Fargo and predecessor firms, where he was instrumental in the creation and launch of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, leading and mentoring that business for more than 10 years. Most recently, he was President of First Clearing, the clearing and custody channel for Wells Fargo that services independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors. Earlier in his career, John served as Managing Director in the Wells Fargo Advisors Private Client Group where he was the National Director of Profit Formula.
John served as past chair of the SIFMA Independent Firm Committee and is a former executive member of the Athletic Educational Foundation of the College of William & Mary. In addition, he has served on the St Louis Children’s Hospital Development Board and was a three-term board member of FOCUS St Louis.
John earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of William & Mary and his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed the Wachovia Executive Leadership Program at the Keenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and is a graduate of the SIFMA Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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