John B. Stiles

PRINCIPAL & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

With more than 15 years of experience in financial services, John is responsible for compliance, systems management, and trading at Birch Hill. Previously, he was a Research Associate and Trader at Seaward Management. He began his career at Eaton Vance Management.

John is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he participated in the Co-op program, holding various financial internships at State Street Bank, Mellon Financial, and Batterymarch Financial Management. He received his Masters of Science in Investment Management from Boston University. John is a member of the Boston Securities Traders Association and the National Society of Compliance Professionals. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for AUG, The Exchange. John is also a Director and the Treasurer of Camp Fire Eastern Massachusetts.

John B. Stiles

Q: What are your role and responsibilities at Birch Hill?
A: I’m the head of operations, technology, and compliance.

Q: What do you think Birch Hill’s best qualities are?
A: Our people. Focus on our clients. A strong and disciplined investment process.

Q: What about what you do brings you the most personal satisfaction?
A: Seeing the growth and success of our firm. Employee personal successes, happiness, and retention.

Q: When you’re not working, how do you spend your time?
A: Time with family and friends. Traveling the world with my wife. Time with our four-legged friend, Rocky. Volunteering, including for my “second job,” running AUG The Exchange.

Q: If you weren’t at Birch Hill, what do you think you’d be doing?
A: Volunteering for a non-profit or event planning.

Q: What words do you live by?
A: “The best investment you will ever make is in yourself.” Warren Buffett said it. If not that, then “Go big or go home.”