John Browning, MBA and CSA®

CEO, Principal


Mr. Browning serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Guardian Rock and is the Amazon best-selling author of the book Build a Life, not a Portfolio: A Guide to Your Financial Future Based on Your Personal Values" which can be found on Amazon or by contacting Guardian Rock Wealth for a free copy.  

Mr. Browning leads the investment committee is directly involved in client service and portfolio decisions.  You can get to know John more by listening to his weekly Building Your Life Podcast

Mr. Browning is a graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio and later obtained his MBA from Northern Illinois University.  John is also a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®).  John holds multiple securities licenses including Series 6, 7, 63, 65 & 24.  John brings over 29 years of experience directly on Wall Street where he gained real-world experience designing specialized portfolios and managing billions in portfolio assets.  John brings a wide range of expertise ranging from security and portfolio analysis to domestic and global economics. 

John has served in various executive-level roles in the financial industry at major Wall Street firms including Morgan Stanley, Invesco, Guggenheim, and Nuveen.  John has been featured in Advisors Magazine (issue 95 page 40) and Asset TV.  John has also been quoted on Bloomberg News as well as other publications.

Additionally, John has served and continues to serve on many, not for profit boards.  John is the father of six and is a foster and adoptive parent. 


Phone (312) 372-5000
Fax (630) 665-1690
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