John M. Wiens
John M. Wiens is one of our independent directors. Since 2011, Mr. Wiens has been Vice President and Portfolio Manager and a member of the investment committee for Stadion Money Management, a privately owned money management firm based near Athens, Georgia founded in 1993. His primary responsibilities at Stadion Money Management include research, strategy and risk assessment for existing investments as well as developing new investment products. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Wiens was a Vice President for J.P. Morgan Private Bank; from 2007 to 2010, was Vice President - Investment Management Division for Barclays Wealth-Lehman Brothers; and from 1996 to 2007, was First Vice President - Institutional Director for Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for institutional investments in debt, derivative and equity products in the southeast. Prior to that, he held various positions in institutional investment asset management and has extensive experience in trading and portfolio management and construction. Mr. Wiens currently holds FINRA series 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65 licenses. He is a member of the CFA Institute and holds the Chartered Financial Analysts and Chartered Market Technician designations. Mr. Wiens received his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Alabama in 1977 and his MBA in Finance from the University of Alabama in 1978.
Mr. Wiens is active in various local charities including the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, Habitat for Humanity and was a former board member of the Georgia Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.