John J. Waldron

CEO & Founder

John can simplify your wealth

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John is the Founder and CEO of Waldron Private Wealth, leading our organization’s mission to simplify the complexities of wealth in our clients’ lives.

He has been helping entrepreneurs find their way for more than 40 years, whether in evolving their businesses, managing their assets, or transitioning to retirement. After graduation from Robert Morris University in 1982, he began a public accounting career at Price Waterhouse in Miami, focusing on tax and financial planning for privately held companies and their owners, as well as domestic and international trust planning, and business consulting.

John left Price Waterhouse to join Deloitte in Pittsburgh in 1986. With Deloitte, he continued his domestic and international tax work for business owners and was part of a 14-person national executive financial planning practice. In that capacity, he managed the financial planning and investment affairs for many of the top executives and board members of the world’s largest audit and tax clients, as well as owners of closely held businesses.

In 1990, John left his career in public accounting to pursue his entrepreneurial instincts and create a unique wealth management practice integrating an “independent” investment management service into the complex financial, tax, and family lives of his clientele. In 1995, he founded Waldron Private Wealth, a new type of wealth management firm, built specifically to serve the unique needs of business owners, families of multigenerational wealth, and corporate executives.

Since then, John has led Waldron to national ranking recognition, including being named the #1 Wealth Advisor in Pennsylvania in Forbes 2019 “Best in State” rankings and being one of only 12 firms nationwide ranking in Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” each of the 13 years the rankings have been published.

Wealth is like many other things in life: If you control it, then it can enhance your experience and bring joy, but if you allow it to control you, it can be dangerous.

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John's teammates

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Matthew Helfrich, CFP®

Partner & President

Michael Krol, CFP®, CPA photo

Michael Krol, CFP®, CPA

Partner & Head of Wealth Advisory

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Benjamin M. Greenfeld, CFP®

Partner & Chief Investment Officer

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Robert H. Wyche

Partner & Managing Director

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Darcie Biancini

Bill Pay Specialist - Family Office Services

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Nick Colaizzi, CFP®

Investment Analyst

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Chase D. Conti, CFP®, CAIA®

Director - Investments

Patrick Cortazzo, CFP®, ChFC®, CSLP® photo

Patrick Cortazzo, CFP®, ChFC®, CSLP®

Wealth Planning Analyst

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Madison Daggett

Investment Analyst

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Ann Dugan

Family Enterprise Services

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Nathaniel Ecoff, CFA

Director - Investments

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Patrick Ellsworth, CFA

Investment Analyst

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Andrew Feldmann

Team Lead – Business Development

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Nathan Freshwater

Investment Associate

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William A. Groom, CFP®

Senior Wealth Planning Analyst

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Alex Hendrickson, CFP®

Strategist - Investments

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Christopher Horan, CFP®

Director - Wealth Planning

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Chris Keller, CFP®

Team Lead - Client Service

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Renee Mendelssohn, JD

Senior Wealth Advisor

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Jack Knapton, CFP®

Wealth Planning Analyst

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Nicholas Koury, MBA, CFP®

Wealth Planning Analyst

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Spencer McKee

Wealth Planning Associate

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Joseph Palmieri, CFA

Managing Director - Family Office Services

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Brent Meilinger

Investment Associate

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Kaleigh Price, CFP®

Wealth Planning Associate

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JR Raebiger, CFP®, CTFA

Managing Director - Senior Wealth Advisor

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Bobby Pryhocki

Investment Associate

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Wade Rashilla

Investment Associate

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Meranda Resides

Client Service Specialist

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Casey Robinson, CFP®

Chief Planning Officer

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Lynne Schultz

Business Development Specialist

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Kevin Searfoss, CFP®, CDFA®, BFA™

Senior Wealth Advisor

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Craig Slaubaugh, CFP®

Director - Investments

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Samantha Spitzer, CFP®, CDFA®

Director - Wealth Planning

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Ali Swart, CFP®

Managing Director - Wealth Planning

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Jonathan Tobal

Business Development Specialist – Marketing

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Eric Vogt, CFP®

Senior Wealth Strategist

Bryan P. Waldron, CFP® photo

Bryan P. Waldron, CFP®

Director - Wealth Planning

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Michael J. Waldron, CTFA

Wealth Planning Analyst

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Shea A. Waldron, CAP®

Strategist - Family Office Services

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Lindsay Wilcox, CFP®, CHFC®

Strategist - Wealth Planning

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