John Dodd is a Sr. Private Wealth Advisor for the Private Wealth division of Ronald Blue Trust and serves his clients out of the branch office in Nashville, Tennessee.
As an experienced wealth advisor to individuals, families, and businesses, John uses his objective perspective to help clients make wise financial decisions, live generously, and leave a lasting legacy. His goal is to help those he serves have the clarity and confidence to focus on the things that matter most to them. John and his team integrate financial planning, investment management, and trust services into financial plans tailored to his clients’ needs.
Prior to joining the company, John worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. as a Tax Accountant serving individuals, corporations, and partnerships. John also worked in the banking industry in mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, and lending.
John earned his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and his Masters of Taxation at Georgia State University. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certificant, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, an Accredited Asset Management Specialist, an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, a Chartered Mutual Fund Consultant, and a Certified Wealth Strategist®.
John is a popular financial teacher and seminar speaker, earning an "excellent" rating by the American Institute of Banking, as well as being a featured speaker at the Federal Reserve. John has appeared in Fortune magazine, Sound Mind Investing newsletter and authored a book entitled “Rx for a Medical Marriage: A Guide to Harmony” (based, in part, on his marriage to a doctor and having been reared in a medical family). He has spoken on Christian Radio and been a featured speaker for Focus on the Family and Christian Medical and Dental Society conferences.
His past and present community involvement includes adjunct professor of accounting at Dekalb College, past President of InfoAdvantage Toastmasters, and Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt University. John is active on the Board of the Brentwood YMCA, Leadership Brentwood, and Cool Springs Rotary.
John and his wife, Kathleen, live in Brentwood and have two daughters.