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Client Strategists

John Barrett, AIF®

Client Strategist



John D. Barrett, AIF®, Director, joined Sterling Capital Management in 2021 and has investment experience since 2017. John is an Institutional Client Strategist. Previously at Sterling, John served as a Senior Client Service Analyst with a focus on institutional client strategy. Prior to joining Sterling, he served as a brokerage investment associate for Vanguard Group, an Investment Analyst for BB&T Institutional Investment Advisers, and was most recently an investment manager for Truist Financial Corporation. John received his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from North Carolina State University. He holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation.

Area of Focus

  • Client strategist

Previous Experience

  • Vanguard Group
  • BB&T Institutional Advisers
  • Truist Financial Corporation


  • B.S. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University

Affiliations & Professional Licenses

  • AIF
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