John Vekich has over 25 years of experience in financial services, real estate, and capital markets, working for numerous Fortune 500 companies including Thrivent Financial, Ameriprise and United Health Group. John is passionate about building relationships and making strong business connections to help companies grow.
Most recently, John led capital markets, sales, and marketing for Everest Healthcare Properties, a private equity firm focused on acquiring and managing medical office buildings throughout the United States. His work enabled Everest to grow to over $250M in AUM in less than three years. He also ran Marketing and Sales Strategies for Cole Capital, which raised over $8B in equity and had three successful REIT exits from 2013 – 2015.
John’s focus at AVANA is to grow its customer base, expand its brand and develop a strong syndication network. John holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University.
Typical John: John is an avid fitness enthusiast, having complete 11 marathons. John is also passionate about yoga and the benefits that it brings to his daily work and home life.
Past Itineraries: Family trip to Costa Rica (ziplining, snorkeling and deep sea fishing), an incredible weekend away with his bride of 20+ years to New Orleans, and summer visits to San Diego.
Passionate About: Spending time with family, watching my children participate in sports, and enjoying great food and wine with my wife.
Favorite Sports Team: ASU Sun Devils!
Guilty Pleasure: Big, bold cabernets.