John W. Sleeting, Partner
John W. Sleeting is a Partner at Clearwater Capital Partners. As a Certified Estate and Trust Specialist™ (CES™ ) with over twenty-eight years of finance and capital markets experience, John is uniquely positioned to serve a select group of successful high-net-worth individuals and families in the development and integration of estate planning strategies, retirement income planning, investment management, risk management, insurance solutions structuring and charitable giving.
John strives to serve as a client’s “Family Chief Financial Officer” to facilitate inter-generational wealth management strategy creation and implementation. John received his Certificate in Financial Management for the Family Office (CFMFO) through Pepperdine University. John works collaboratively with clients’ professional teams to collectively pursue optimal strategies to meet client lifestyle and legacy desires.
John began his career as an Officer in the United States Coast Guard serving in Operational and Financial Planning roles. John’s responsibilities included co-managing the $2 Billion Operating Budget for the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington D.C. ensuring budgeted operational priorities were met in accordance with Congressional intent. After seven years of active duty service, John transitioned to GE Capital where he held roles in Finance & Risk Management. Motorola Inc pursued John to lead development of comprehensive pricing strategies executed in more than 50 countries, where he gained significant global market experience. Additionally, as a Director of Finance, John functioned on a team responsible for acquisition, integration and divestiture strategies in Asia. John's accomplishments attracted the attention of GE Capital where he was recruited back as the Senior Vice President of Pricing and Financial Structuring where he drove the capital allocation and investment strategy for the $20 Billion diversified Healthcare Financial Services business. Prior to joining Clearwater Capital Partners, John was an executive with the General Electric Company leading GE Capital’s $40 Billion syndicated loan operation.
John has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Management with Honors from the United States Coast Guard Academy and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. In addition to receiving the CESTM designation and CFMFO, John’s professional development includes Yale University’s Endowment Institute, GE’s Executive Management Development Course and GE’s Advanced Financial Management program. John also completed the Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM program from the College for Financial Planning and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary program through the Center for Fiduciary Studies in association with the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
John’s knowledge and experience in the international credit markets solidifies the firm as a thought leader across multiple asset classes. John is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and directs global fixed income securities strategies.
John serves as Chairman for a Family Holding Company Board, Director for a Private Grant-making Family Foundation, Director for a Private Operating Foundation, and as a Director of the Clearwater Capital Foundation.
John resides in Barrington Hills, IL with his wife Melissa; they have three adult children.