John D HandleyPrivate Wealth Financial Advisor
Managing Director - Investments
John’s depth and breadth of experience, notable tenure with Wells Fargo Advisors, and community commitment are what differentiate him. He has been an advisor with the firm since starting his career in 1995, and today works with individuals, families, and nonprofits to help them make informed financial decisions and achieve their goals. He takes great pride in playing a key role in impacting lives through managing endowments, charitable trusts and foundation assets, resulting in grants that make a difference in his own community.
As a child, John’s family lived all over the country following his father, who was an Air Force pilot. Though proud of his father’s service, John wanted to build a life grounded in stability, which is what he has done in Victoria, where he settled after college, and with his long Wells Fargo Advisors career. As an advisor John has received multiple industry recognitions, including Forbes Best in State in 2018 and 2019, Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors in 2013, and OnWallStreet 40 Under 40 in 2011 and 2012.
John and his wife, Melody, have a daughter, Mabry, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When they sought a differentiated educational experience for her, they discovered one was not available nearby. So they took the lead to create it — for Mabry and to serve the community need. They established The Vine School, a private 501(c)3 school for children with autism, communication disorders, and learning disabilities. The school began with 4 students in 2008 and today has more than 40. John has been President of the school’s Board of Directors since its opening day. When not at work or at the school, John can be found playing golf or reading spy novels.
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2The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component.
3The OnWallStreet 40 Under 40 ranking is not an endorsement and is based strictly upon assets under management and trailing twelve-month production. The ranking is not indicative of past or future investment performance.
Texas Tech, B.B.A. Marketing
Wells Fargo Advisors 1995–present