John Martin

John Martin, CLU, CAP

CEO & Co-Founder



With years of experience managing people and supporting clients, John has the unique ability to lead with humility, patience and perseverance. He truly believes that the success of those he serves defines his own personal success, and that’s why satisfied clients refer him time and again.

At JMA, John specializes in wealth management, protection and transfer, often utilizing the advantages of life, disability, and long-term care insurance and annuity products to create strategies tailored for each individual. As an Investment Advisor Representative, he isn’t tied to a particular company or product, and is therefore free to focus solely on the needs and objectives of his clients. By earning his CLU and CAP designations, he fully understands the power of charitable tax planning and how it can help turn involuntary philanthropy (taxes) into voluntary philanthropy (charitable giving) for those interested in giving back.

John began his career in retail sales during high school and eventually managed and then owned his own “Main Street” store. This 10 years as a retailer and consumer of insurance products later fueled his passion for working with individuals and business owners. In the insurance industry he has been a field agent, manager, brokerage manager and advanced sales consultant. He has designed, communicated and administered employee benefit programs and employer sponsored programs. His working knowledge of business gives him a valuable perspective on the importance of employee and executive benefits and the need for planning to achieve one’s desired result.

In addition to spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, John’s passion is helping others create a legacy by sharing their God-given gifts in a way that is truly meaningful. Outside of the office, he enjoys finding a little relaxation through fishing.

“I’ve been blessed to work for and with some terrific individuals and business owners throughout my career, and the lessons I’ve learned from them continue to help me better serve clients at JMA. My clients also inspire me to lead better and live better in this journey we call life.”

About John’s Designations

Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®):

The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) is the world’s most respected designation of insurance expertise. Advisors who complete this prestigious course of study have a unique understanding of the insurance needs of individuals, business owners and professional clients. They also have the knowledge needed to make recommendations on aspects of risk management and can assist clients in making decisions about estate planning.

Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy® (CAP®):

The Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation is earned through completing a series of graduate-level courses that give advisors the knowledge and tools needed to help clients articulate and advance their highest aspirations for self, family, and society. CAPs become members of a growing network of top planners who are working to make our towns and cities better places to live for generations to come.