John Barringer

Retirement, Investing, Lifestage Based Planning
“For 30 years, John Barringer has advised executives and employees about their equity compensation and retirement plan holdings.”

Executive Wealth Planning Partners

Job Title:

Managing Partner


John spent 28 years as a financial adviser at a major wire house before leaving to start his own advisory firm, Executive Wealth Planning Partners (affiliated with First Financial Equity Corp.) specializes in providing consulting and asset management services to public companies, their employees and qualified retirement plans. Through a series of strategic partnerships John's team offers stock plan administration, corporate cash management, 401(k) plan administration services and individual asset management.

John is also the founder of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) Rocky Mountain Chapter. He currently serves as Chapter President. This organization is devoted to the promotion of professionalism in the design, administration of and advice to equity compensation plans and their participants at the nation’s publicly traded companies. He is a member of the Global Equity Organization (GEO), the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

John is an advisory board member and contributing editor at the financial advice web site His popular “Stockbroker Secrets” articles found there are a common-sense guide to managing employee stock options wisely.

John has also assisted in the development of employee stock option analysis software published by Net Worth Strategies in Bend, Oregon which financial and tax advisors nationwide use to model employee stock ownership and stock option exercise strategies.


BA, Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder

Assets Under Management:

$100 million

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Executive Wealth Planning Partners is a marketing entity affiliated with First Financial Equity Corporation for the purposes of providing brokerage securities and investment advisory services. Brokerage Securities and Insurance products are offered through First Financial Equity Corporation.  Executive Wealth Planning Partners, First Financial Equity Corporation and it’s advisors do not give tax or legal advice. This material was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used by any taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer under U.S. federal tax laws. Please consult your tax advisor or attorney for tax and legal advice. The opinions expressed and materials provided are for general information, and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security. First Financial Equity Corporation is Member FINRA/SIPC.

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