President and Managing Director
Claris founder John Paxton began his financial services career in 1996 as an advisor with Wheat, First, Butcher, Singer, (“Wheat”), and today, he continues to practice a consultative approach to financial planning. John has a keen interest in long-term trends in the financial markets, and he combines his financial guidance and investment management skills to help clients construct tailored plans. Before joining Wheat, John worked for a real estate developer and owned a business outside of the financial services industry. He received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Finance) from the University of Virginia, and lives in Glen Allen with his wife and two children.