John Stanier - Managing Director - Asheville, NC

John joined CFS’s investment banking practice in March of 2004. John brings a depth of investment banking expertise to CFS having worked for the last 16 years as a banker to the leverage buyout and venture capital community as well as being both a high yield finance and media & telecommunications specialist.

Prior to joining CFS, John was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch’s Financial Sponsor Group in London. John spent nearly 10 years in London as a banker with both Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase. John began his career as analyst in the Corporate Finance training program with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. After spending the last 15 years living in New York and London, John and his family are pleased to have settled in the mountains of North Carolina. John has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

John is active with local charities and is a member of the board of the Friends of Western North Carolina Nature Center.