John serves as a Client Advisor, Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Peregrine. Additionally, in his role as a Principal, he is active in the daily administration of the firm.
Between 2002 and 2010, John served as Chief Administrative Officer of The Five Smiths, Inc., providing family office services including the oversight of marketable securities portfolios, various real estate holdings, private investments, charitable giving, estate planning and business operations.
From 1993 to 2002, John was employed in his family's business, The Atlanta Falcons Football Club, where he held various positions in Business Operations, Finance, Marketing and Logistics. Additionally, he served as Chief Financial Officer of The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation.
John attended the University of Georgia, and in 1992, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. He furthered his education at Georgia State University where in 1998 he received his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. In so doing, he earned membership in Beta Gamma Sigma business national honor society.
Since September 2010, John has served as Chief Administrative Officer of TDCR Group, LLC providing administrative family office services to certain of his family members for the purpose of monitoring family assets. Additionally, John serves on the Board of Directors of Encompass Group, LLC, a privately-held health care products manufacturer and distributor based in McDonough, Georgia.
John is very active in civic and charitable activities. Since 2010, he has served as Trustee of The Lovett School in Atlanta where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Additionally, he is an Emeritus Trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation where he served from 2008 through 2017 with positions on the Investment, Finance and Nominating Committees.
John previously served on the First Tee Board of the East Lake Community Foundation, a mentoring, education, and guidance program for youth in inner city Atlanta. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the John H. Carmical Foundation.
John is married to the former Rae Cole of Tifton, Georgia. They have three children, Mari Cole, Harriet and John O, and they make their home in Atlanta, where they are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
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