John Derbin established his practice to provide honest and unbiased financial advice and education through a highly personal, concierge-style firm. In an industry that has become highly commoditized and impersonal, John believes that "Integrity, trust and personal relationships are still the most important part of this business."
A native of Metro-Detroit, John is a Certified Financial Planner, holds a BBA finance from Grand Valley State University and has over 20 years of experience working in the financial services field. In addition, John is an adjunct finance instructor at Baker College in west-Michigan. He is an eagle scout and recipient of many professional awards. John, his wife Elizabeth and son Nicholas currently live in Grand Rapids. They are active in their church, community service and local philanthropy.
Prior to starting TPS, John worked as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley, Chase, and as a strategic consultant serving the non-profit sector.