Focus Strategies Investment Partners


Focus Strategies Investment Banking Promotes John Pruitt to Director

February 2, 2021 (Austin, TX) – Focus Strategies Investment Banking (“Focus Strategies”) is pleased to announce the promotion of John Pruitt to Director. John will continue to be an integral part of our transaction team, with additional responsibilities of identifying, developing and cultivating existing and new business relationships.

After serving in the United States Navy, John earned a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He started his professional career as a Commodity Manager and joined Focus Strategies in 2013 as an intern, moving his way up the ranks throughout his tenure. Most recently serving as Vice President, John took on both a support role as well as a leadership role, overseeing and training our associates, analysts, and interns.

Gary Valdez, President of Focus Strategies, said, “Since joining the firm, John quickly proved himself to be an invaluable asset to our team. He has been a key member the last eight years, always supporting our senior management and providing insight and value along the way.  His hard work and dedication to our team and clients is immense and I am always impressed with what John accomplishes on a given day. John is a proven leader, and he has earned this well-deserved promotion. We look forward to his continued contributions going forward.”

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