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John has been working with Stonegate Brokerage since it’s inception in 2005, and his relationship with Stonegate’s founder Rich Gutowski goes back to 15 years before that.  John built and owns Pinnacle Benefits Group, LLC, a firm that specialized in health and life insurance. Several years ago, John sold his block of business and went into semi-retirement. At age 55, semi-retirement did not suit him well! After hearing about the exciting new things going on at Stonegate, he and Rich were excited to announce that John joined the team as VP of Development.

John and Jeanette, his wife of over thirty years, have three daughters: Lexi, Katherine, and Julia. John & Jeanette live in NJ in the same house that they raised their three girls. John loves a challenge, whether it is running a marathon (19 of them) doing a long distance mountain bike ride (you get very dirty and bruised), or playing in a pick-up basketball game in his local high school on Sunday mornings (which he has been doing for almost 25 years). John has a passion for gardening, craft beer and college football.