John Haynes is the Founder and President of Investment Advisory Services (IAS), a Registered Investment Advisor located in The Woodlands Texas with AUM of $330MM.
John launched his career in banking while living in Oklahoma where he gained valuable experience in investments acting as a fiduciary within his role in the bank trust department. Following his start in banking, he endured 18 challenging months at a major Wall Street firm serving as a Financial Consultant. These experiences were the precursors to his establishing an RIA, providing John the opportunity to serve individual investors in alignment with his core values as well as affording him the opportunity to attain a personal goal of becoming an independent business owner.
John, with his wife CJ and two small children, relocated to Texas to begin the next chapter of their lives in pursuit of their new business venture. Their journey proved to be both challenging and rewarding. With contacts limited to family members, building their business required focus, commitment, perseverance, community involvement and service while fostering new friendships and opportunities. These relationships, made over two decades, have supported the growth of IAS since its inception.
Founded in 1994 on the principal and belief that the most beneficial client relationships are built on mutual respect and trust would prove to be the bedrock of IAS both then and now. John remained the sole employee of the firm for seven years. Now, almost 25 years later, the firm remains efficient with five highly motivated team members serving 150 individuals/families. IAS continues to leverage their collective talent alongside an innovative technology eco system to provide high touch client services yielding an engaged and collaborative client experience. This level of dedication and efficiency provides career growth and a healthy bottom line to invest in the firm’s future and succession plan. Finally, IAS has proudly hosted two Texas Tech interns from the school of Financial Planning who will be joining our team at year-end upon graduation.
We believe our firm’s strength lies in its client focused culture, team model and the relationships we have built with our clients, strategic partners and the community we serve where all team members are supported and engaged in giving back. We value and provide each team member with a healthy work life balance while taking pride in ourselves as a firm who makes a difference in the lives of others.
In 2016, IAS was honored to be recognized by Fidelity as a recipient of the “Be Greater” award. John, along with the IAS team, continue to pursue the vision of 25 years ago while maintaining a laser focus on the new opportunities and challenges of the future.