Note From Southport

To our valued clients:  

As you may have heard in the news, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an emergency action against Southport’s former CEO, John Woods, a company named Horizon Private Equity, and Southport Capital. The Commission’s court filings came as a shock to all of us. We want to assure you that we have taken swift and immediate action to address this unfortunate situation.  

Southport as a business did not participate or conspire in offering and recommending investments in Horizon. Southport never contracted with Horizon for Horizon to serve as a sub-advisor, as a custodian of our clients’ fund, as a strategic partner, or to service or assist our clients in any fashion. We have only ever sought to act with our client’s best interests at heart – and we remain committed to that mission as we work toward the successful resolution of this matter.  

Our investment advisors and leadership team are available to discuss any questions or concerns. In addition to communicating with your investment advisor, we welcome you to email us at We will ensure you receive a prompt and thorough response.  

There is nothing more important to us at Southport than our clients’ success and financial wellbeing. We appreciate your understanding, and we look forward to continuing our work together.

SincerelyJennifer Greene

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Jim Woods, Certified Financial Fiduciary CFF®

Partner/Senior Investment Advisor

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Jennifer Greene

Chief Compliance Officer

Lynne Witmer

Investment Advisor

Laurie Dunsmore, FPQP®

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Cindy Mariscal

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Deborah Chambers

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Haley Sanchez

Trader / Operations

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Jessica Long

Office Manager

423-664-4508 Ext: 4508

Kevin Beahan

Investment Advisor

770-988-7995 Ext: 9106

Sharon Brazeal

Administrative Assistant

Henry Lessner, CFP®

Investment Advisor

Manita Lam, CPA CFP®

Investment Advisor