John Goott, President and CEO
John Goott, CFP®, AIF®
President and CEO
John founded the Investec group of companies in 1984 and has been in the financial services industry since 1969.
four decades of experience through various market cycles have positioned him well to help clients chart a sustainable and profitable course of disciplined investing.
has assisted clients through many lifecycle challenges such as economic downturns, divorce, family estate issues, death of a spouse, and transition to retirement among others.
experience helps him understand the relationship between having money and having financial security.
His primary responsibilities with Investec include working closely with clients in overseeing their financial planning and investment management goals.
John is active in both the national Financial Planning Association and the local Houston chapter where he served as a Vice President.
Certified Financial Planner™ certification from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado and his
Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh
He has served on the Professional Practices Committee of the Center for Fiduciary Studies, a non-profit foundation that confers AIF® certification upon qualified candidates and has led workshops on investment fiduciary issues for the Houston CPA society.
is a past recipient of the DALBAR Financial Professional Seal.
has also been quoted by the Houston Business Journal
on several occasions, has been profiled in the Houston Chronicle
and was named to Texas Monthly's list of 5-Star Wealth Managers in Customer Satisfaction each year since September 2009.
John is also President of Investec Asset Management Group, Inc. (IAMG), an independent brokerage agency and Financial Paradigms, Inc., a limited broker/dealer and member FINRA. www.finra.org IAMG offers life, disability, and long-term care insurance policies from a wide array of highly rated life insurance companies.
is currently licensed with insurance boards in several states.
securities licenses as a Registered Principal and Representative of Financial Paradigms.
John is currently serving as a board member for SEARCH homeless services, a non-profit organization that offers support to Houston's homeless population.
He is also a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, serving on its Budget and Finance committee and its Community Relations Committee, for which he is immediate past chair.
past communal activities include a term as President of Jaycee South Africa
as well as a World Vice President of Junior Chamber International
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, John has lived in Houston since 1981.