Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, John started boating at the very young age of 5. He began his life on the water in the lakes and bays of the state of Rio sailing optimists and later graduated to the laser class and soon after to the 470. From there, his passion for being on the water has only grown.
Prior to joining the Yachting Industry, John spent almost 20 years in Financial Services, primarily Special Risks Insurance. After selling his book of business to a major industry player, John became a Yacht Broker in 2007, where he has been able to employ his pragmatic thinking and business acumen, combined with his passion for water and people skills to successfully assist his clients in navigating the complexities and intricacies of buying or selling a yacht. John has successfully worked on multiple new builds and refits and has a profound understanding of yacht management.
Aside from boating, in his free time John enjoys spending time with his family, caring for his dogs, traveling, cooking and tennis.