John Bina, President
John is President of Focus Financial, one of the nation’s largest independent financial planning and advisory firms. Focus Financial has been consecutively ranked since 2006 as one of the Twin Cities’ Top 50 Wealth Management Firms* and one of the Top 10 Certified Financial Planning Firms** by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.
John entered the financial services industry in 1989 in sales and marketing at IDS Financial Services. He left IDS to join Focus Financial at its inception in 1993 and held various positions including Managing Executive, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operations Officer. In 2007, John was named President where he assumes full management responsibilities for the company. John holds a B.S. in Finance from the College of St. Thomas.
He has been a guest speaker at various professional and academic forums and has served on a number of professional and non-profit advisory boards, including the Royal Alliance National Advisory Board. John is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota and a member of the Financial Services Institute. An active volunteer, John has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America since 1990, holding a variety of unit leader positions within his local Boy Scout Troop, volunteer positions on Northern Star Council’s President’s Cabinet, and various event committees. He also supports Best Prep, speaking to school classes on career, business and financial planning topics.
*Metro-area asset management firms ranked by total assets managed.
**Metro-area financial planning firms ranked by number of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™