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Thank you for your interest in Southport Capital and for visiting our website. We welcome the opportunity to introduce ourselves., and to express how we operate as an independent firm.
Southport Capital was founded in 1992, as a SEC Registered Advisory Firm. We started with an office in Tennessee and South Carolina and have grown to offices in ten states with clients across the majority of the fifty states. We have helped countless individuals and organizations over the years manage their wealth by investing wisely with their personal goals in mind. As a registered investment advisor, Southport Capital is required by the Securities and Exchange Commission to adopt and enforce a code of ethics and compliance that establishes the standards of conduct and culture that make our fiduciary responsibility to our clients come first. As CEO and President of Southport Capital, I assure you that our team focuses on individual attention to our clients by creating and developing customized plans for your objectives.
Customized, personal service is the cornerstone and mission statement of our company. Our advisors and support staff take great pride in supporting the needs of our clients by building strong, long term relationships over generations, providing innovative custom solutions, and constantly researching their business challenges.
Southport Capital has assembled a broad variety of fee-based advisory programs for the both personal and businesses of our clients. More importantly, we also provide the guidance and counsel needed to fully utilize all the resources available on our platforms. In addition, Southport Capital affords access to trust services, estate planning consultants, 401K Plans, and a general insurance agency for fixed insurance needs (including the complicated Medicare choices available). We subscribe to and utilize the top research firms, as well as the most up to date cloud-based technology, along with internal audits and a Compliance consultant to always be aware of changing rules.
We are true advocates of continuing education and the never-ending pursuit of personal and professional development. We believe that perpetual success requires perpetual learning and our success depends on how successful we are for you. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.
John Woods, CEO, and President
John J. Woods is the father to four boys and husband to Janelle Blaylock Woods. John attended Tennessee Tech where he was a member of the football team. He is in his 30th year in Financial Consulting and the last twenty six years as Executive Director at Oppenheimer and Company.
Prior to that, John was Vice President at Lehman Brothers. John is a former owner of 7 Speed and Agility Facilities and owned Sports A Rama and Honeycutt Sporting Goods for 5 years. His two oldest sons played football at Kentucky and 16U football and baseball at Walton High School, as well as 643 Baseball. John has served on several committees at NYO.
He is President of Friends of Chastain Park Foundation, serves on the Board at 643 Baseball Foundation and is the Chairman of Walton High School Touchdown Club. John is currently the owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts.