As Principal and Chief Investment Officer for Tailwind Advisors, John Batton is responsible for all aspects of portfolio construction and research including asset allocation, investment manager evaluation, and due diligence.

From 2005 to 2008, John worked for Alcon Laboratories, the world's largest eye‐care company. While there he managed the investment strategies of multi‐billion dollar ERISA and offshore captive insurance portfolios, international finance company portfolios, and corporate excess liquidities. Additionally, he was responsible for a wide variety of corporate treasury activities. His prior work experience includes time as a Treasury Consultant at Bank of America and as a Senior Analyst in American Airlines' Revenue Management Group.

John serves on the board of Novaria Group and as a trustee of Cook Children’s Hospital. He holds a BBA in finance, a BA in Spanish linguistics, and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Dallas‐Fort Worth. John lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and three children.