Mr. John Brett has over 35 years of experience within the Financial Services, uniquely holding leadership roles within Asset Management and Wealth Management firms. At Vigilant John serves on Vigilant’s Management Committee, which is responsible for the design and implementation of Vigilant’s servicing model utilized across its client base, most specifically John is focused on Distribution.
John began his career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor building a successful Advisory practice before entering the Merrill Lynch Management training program. He ran retail offices in Boston and New York City with his last role including leadership of Merrill Lynch Edge.
John became Head of U.S. Distribution for BlackRock Funds with responsibilities for Wholesalers, Internals, and National Accounts.
Next, John became Chief Executive Officer for the MetLife Broker Dealer with over 10,000 advisors across four broker dealers leading the firm’s efforts to provide a client-centric Wealth Management solution.
Most recently John served as Chairman for Lockwood Advisors and Managing Director for the Managed Investment business within BNY Pershing. During his time at the firm he introduced new turnkey Asset Management solution for emerging investors.
John earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis University, and served on the Board of Trustees.