John C. Bailey
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
As the Founder and CEO of Spruce Private Investors, John leads the portfolio management process of Spruce’s investment partnerships across both public and private asset classes. Leveraging his years of experience in research and asset management, John works to identify global growth opportunities for clients and to maintain a proactive and aggressive focus on risk management. Through his work over the years with high net worth individuals, family offices and endowments, John identified the need to provide investors with access to global investment opportunities, greater transparency into the investment process, and independence of research – all of which became hallmarks in the foundation of Spruce.
Prior to founding Spruce, John was CEO of Family Office Services for a multi-client family office where he was responsible for asset allocation and manager selection. During this time John emerged as an advocate for the expansion of resources and information to the capacity constrained family office community through the creation of the Family Office Network. This private and confidential networking group was created to help leverage knowledge, contacts and resources among wealthy families.
Over the years John also worked with wealthy families and charities in an asset management capacity at Columbus Circle, then owned by PIMCO, and in the Capital Management Group of what is today Wells Fargo. John began his career as a sell-side equity research analyst at Oppenheimer & Company covering insurance company and gaming & lodging stocks. He has an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and is an avid sailor.