John Watts
John Watts, AIF® Managing Director, Investments

As Branch/Managing Director, John brings over 31 years of experience with a real-world perspective and a passion for developing successful, long-term investment strategies for clients. Since 1988, John has specialized in providing individuals, families and corporations with investment planning, investment consulting and retirement planning services. As founder of what is now Madison Street Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, he has carefully assembled an experienced and respected team of financial professionals and support staff. Additionally, throughout John’s career, he has been active within Capital Markets/Investment Banking serving as liaison resulting in the successful closing of six transactions with total enterprise value in excess of $1 billion.

A native of Huntsville, John graduated cum laude from Birmingham Southern College in 1986 where he majored in business administration and biology. He attended Birmingham Southern on a full athletic scholarship, and was honored as a Men’s Tennis Academic All-American. Following his term as National Alumni President, John served on the Board of Trustees at Birmingham-Southern College for 8 years.

John’s hobbies include boating, golf and hiking in the mountains of North Carolina. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Wimberley and their three grown children, Sarah, Preston and Christopher as well as very best canine friends, Mac and Maddie.