John Sleeting

Executive Partner, Clearwater Capital Partners

John W. Sleeting is an Executive Partner at Clearwater Capital Partners leading our firm’s Family Office services. With over thirty years of finance and capital markets experience, John is uniquely positioned to serve a select group of successful ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families in the development and integration of estate and financial planning strategies, investment portfolio management, estate and wealth transfer strategies, strategic philanthropy and administration, cash-flow planning, risk management insurance solution structuring, as well as family governance and education.

John strives to serve as a client’s “Family Chief Financial Officer” to facilitate inter-generational wealth management strategy creation and implementation. John received his Certificate in Financial Management for the Family Office (CFMFO) through Pepperdine University, was a Charter Member of the Family Office Club, and is CCP’s Leader within the nationally recognized Family Wealth Alliance (FWA).

John works collaboratively with client professional teams to collectively pursue optimal strategies to meet client lifestyle and legacy desires; while organizing CCP’s resources in a manner which best serves respective client needs. This collaboration is particularly reflected in pre-liquidity event planning through post-event lifestyle adoption.

John’s career began as an Officer in the United States Coast Guard serving in Operational and Financial Planning roles. John’s responsibilities included co-managing the $2 Billion Operating Budget for the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington D.C. ensuring budgeted operational priorities were met in accordance with Congressional intent. Following active duty service, John transitioned to GE Capital where he held roles in Finance & Risk Management. Motorola Inc pursued John to lead development of comprehensive pricing strategies executed in more than 50 countries, where he gained significant global market experience. Additionally, as a Director of Finance, John functioned on a team responsible for acquisition, integration and divestiture strategies in Asia. John’s accomplishments attracted the attention of GE Capital where he was recruited back as the Senior Vice President of Pricing and Financial Structuring where he drove the capital allocation and investment strategy for the $20 Billion diversified Healthcare Financial Services business. Prior to joining Clearwater Capital Partners, John was an executive with the General Electric Company leading GE Capital’s $40 Billion syndicated loan operation.

John has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Management with Honors from the United States Coast Guard Academy and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. In addition to receiving the Certified Estate and Trust Specialist (CESTM) designation and CFMFO, John’s professional development includes Yale University’s Endowment Institute, GE’s Executive Management Development Course and GE’s Advanced Financial Management program. John also completed the Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM program from the College for Financial Planning and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary program through the Center for Fiduciary Studies. John’s knowledge and experience in the international credit markets solidifies the firm as a thought leader across multiple asset classes. John is a voting member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee.

John serves as Chairman for a Family Holding Company Board, Director for two Private Grant-making Family Foundations, Director for a Private Operating Foundation, is the Executive Director of the Clearwater Capital Foundation and is a member of the Clearwater Capital Partners Board of Directors.

John resides in Barrington Hills, IL with his wife Melissa; they have three adult children and three grandchildren.