John Batton, CFA
Principal and Chief Investment Officer


J. Searcy, SIOR, MAI
President - Tailwind Real
Estate Equities

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, LLC and as the treasurer of the Adera Foundation. 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.

Joey Bryce, CFA
Vice President - Investments


Abby Reardon
Director of Client Relations


Jeff Dillard


Shawn Hessing
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

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Cathleen Redus
Director of Investment Operations


Stephanie Eakman
Family Office Services


Stewart Henderson


Craig Wideman
Vice President - Investments 


Heather Fish


E.J. Nader


In loving memory....

E. J. Nader served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Tailwind Advisors from January 2012 until his passing in December 2017.  E. J.’s impact on our business was tremendous.  His intellect, efficiency and problem-solving skills were invaluable in developing Tailwind and the way that we serve our clients.  He was truly emblematic of our focus on finding “a better way” in everything we do.  More than anything, his engaging personality, humor and genteel spirit made him a beloved partner.  We miss our dear friend, but seek to honor his memory in everything we do.