John Giegerich

Former Top Exec at SunTrust and Renowned Financial Services Expert



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John is a dynamic financial services executive and business leader with a record of successfully growing multiple business units while advising private and public companies across industries. He led several investment banking and capital markets businesses for SunTrust, capping his career by leading Middle Market Banking. He subsequently ran the Atlanta banks for both BB&T and BBVA Compass.

John is a highly effective communicator with expertise in executing growth strategies while balancing risk. He successfully led units through crisis management plans after the telecom meltdown and the Financial Crisis that led to the Great Recession. He has a proven ability to drive revenue and profit growth by developing innovative strategies, attracting talent, motivating teams, managing cost, driving operational efficiencies, and facilitating cooperation among diverse coalitions within organizations. 

John leverages his skills as a transformational leader and coach to assist CEOs and Executive Teams design strategies and execution plans with a roadmap for success. He has deep experience in the following:

  • Family-owned businesses – advising them through all stages of the life cycle.
  • Acquisition strategy – his career included roles in Merger & Acquisition advisory (buy-side and sell-side) and Capital Markets (evaluating and financing acquisitions for clients).
  • Designing strategies that fit core competencies and bringing together diverse groups of people.

John is an avid runner – he has completed 26 marathons and leads a marathon training team.  He is also an avid bourbon collector – he leverages this passion to raise money for charities and people in need.

John received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and his BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia.  He attended Rhodes College as a Freshman (Varsity Football).

John and his wife, Stephanie, have been married 26 years and enjoy entertaining, traveling, and staying active hiking and sailing.

Featured Podcast:

Listen to John Giegerich’s podcast episode – Listen Up: This 5-Step Process Will Deliver BIG Growth