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John W. Sleeting, Partner


John W. Sleeting is a Partner at Clearwater Capital Partners, LLC.  As a Certified Estate and Trust SpecialistTM (CESTM) with over twenty-five years of finance and capital markets experience, John is uniquely positioned to serve a select group of successful high-net-worth individuals and families with respect to dynastic estate planning strategies, retirement income planning, investment management, life insurance structuring and charitable giving.  John strives to serve clients as a “Family Chief Financial Officer” as they seek inter-generational wealth management strategy development and implementation.  John works collaboratively with his clients’ professional teams as they collectively pursue optimal strategies to meet each client’s 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.  Declining promotions that would have required out-of-state relocation, John joined Motorola Incorporated where he gained significant global market experience developing comprehensive pricing strategies executed in more than 50 countries.  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 the CESTM designation, John’s professional development includes Yale University’s Endowment Institute and GE’s Executive Management Development Course & 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 he directs the firm’s global fixed income securities strategies.

John serves as Chairman for a Family Holding Company Board, Chairman of the Advisory Board for the National Christian Foundation Greater Chicago, Director for a Private Family Foundation and as Director of the Clearwater Capital Foundation.    

John resides in Barrington Hills, IL with his wife, Melissa; they have two adult daughters as well as a son serving in the United States Marine Corps.