John Carlson joined WestEnd Advisors in 2018 and has sales and marketing responsibilities including business development and relationship management. John entered the financial services industry in 2012 as an associate with State Street Global Advisors’ SPDR exchange traded funds (ETF) group. He progressed into additional responsibilities as an Internal Sales Consultant and, most recently, as a Vice President and Regional Consultant. In these roles, John provided ongoing education and consultative support for financial advisors, helping them develop portfolio construction, wealth management, and practice management solutions utilizing ETFs. John received a B.A. in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2012.