Finance writer and editor


University of Colorado Boulder, Johns Hopkins University


  • 10+ years of experience in finance, investments, and banking
  • Current and former blog editor for websites with millions of registered users
  • Holds two higher education degrees in business and finance


John Linton serves as the managing member of Elbert Capital Management and oversees all investment decisions. From 2015 to 2018, John worked as a portfolio manager and associate at Metropolitan Merchant Capital and Metropolitan Partners Group, two related SEC-registered investment advisers. While at Metropolitan, John managed a portfolio of $110 million of financial assets. From 2014 to 2015, he worked as an investment management officer at the One Earth Future Foundation focusing on international impact investing and served as the fund manager for the United Nations IFAD Somali AgriFood Fund. John worked as a banking officer for FirstBank from 2009 to 2012.

John has been quoted regarding finance and investing in U.S. News & World Report, GuruFocus, and other publications.


John received his Bachelor of Science in finance degree from the University of Colorado Boulder and earned his Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on finance from Johns Hopkins University.

John holds a Series 65 license.

Quote from John Linton

"I enjoy helping people understand finance and investing by taking complex concepts and simplifying them down the most important points."