The Barnes Group

  • John E. Barnes, MBA

    Financial Advisor

After completing his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) John embarked on a career that included military service, business and community service. As an Officer in the US Army John was responsible for the security and release procedures of nuclear missiles while serving in the 559th Artillery Group in Vicenza, Italy. This assignment included positions as Communications Security (COMSEC) and Emergency Actions (EA) Office. Conducting multi-national NATO operations, John became efficient at detailed planning and team work. After returning to the States John transitioned to the private sector holding senior sales positions in the Defense and Telecommunications industries with Digital Equipment Corporation and Verizon.

In 2004 John began his Financial Services Career with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (MSSB). John joined Raymond James Financial Services (RJFS) in 2010 and continued his focus on retirement planning for individuals and corporations. While working in all these corporate positions John has served the community as a youth lacrosse coach. Born and raised in Severna Park, John takes great pride giving back to the community teaching hundreds of young player’s lacrosse skills, how to work through adversity and team work. John has three (3) children who all live in the local area.


  • University of Baltimore
  • Masters of Business Administration, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, 1981


  • Johns Hopkins University ROTC,
  • 1981 US Army Veteran, Captain, 1992


  • Severna Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Severna Park Youth Athletics


  • All American, NCAA Lacrosse
  • US Army Commendations Medals (3)