President & Chief Investment Officer, Deal Box Inc.
John Nance graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a business degree and a dual concentration in operations and finance as well as a minor in astrophysics. He has an extensive background in securities trading of all types, specifically in the commodity futures space and was trained and mentored by one of the prolific traders on the NYMEX in the Gold Ring. John has a deep understanding and proven track record of success in private equity and was an early cryptocurrency adopter back in 2012/2013. His core investor group continually makes strategic investments in exciting frontier industries and companies and consists of industry leading analysts, consultants and professionals.
John spent two years at a mid-tier broker dealer called National Securities educating and training financial advisors on alternative investments such as: non-traded REITs, 1031 exchanges/DST products, managed futures and commodity trading advisors with the goal of educating advisors and retail investors on portfolio construction and the benefits of allocating to alternative investments. He is an expert at analyzing portfolio risk statistics, manager due diligence and implementation.
Following his time at National Securities, John went on to become the Director of Operations at Sterling Global Strategies LLC, a SEC registered RIA and institutional tactical ETF strategist firm based in Carlsbad, CA where he spent four years in this role. During his time at Sterling, John had the complex role of office manager, investor relations, back office operations, co-chief compliance officer and assistant portfolio manager for the algorithmic ETF strategies Sterling offers to it’s advisor clients nationwide. John is adept at communicating some of the most complex financial terminology and strategy in simplistic, consumable terms that make him an asset when bridging institutional level information with investor engagement.
John considers himself a market historian and student of the financial markets. John is an Eagle Scout and enjoys spending his free time in adrenaline sports. He is an avid mountaineer, environmentalist, snowboarder, rock climber and mountain biker. John has a strong faith built relationship and is a Christian man who strives to help others. His strongest personal qualities include integrity, selflessness, intelligence and passion.