Founder & Managing Partner

head400John A. Hand III began his career at Colonial Bank Group in Birmingham, Alabama in 1984.  His love for the financial industry led to him becoming a financial advisor in 1987 where he worked for traditional brokerage firms until founding his own firm, John A. Hand III Wealth Advisors.  Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, John has excelled in his career earning achievements such as being recognized in The Diamond Circle, as well as the Platinum Financial Advisor Hall of Fame and Member of Circle of Excellence.


John brings experience in many areas to his firm including banking, risk and asset management.

401 K and retirement consulting. Financial management and strategic planning for charities, businesses, and individual wealth as well as family succession.  John has served as a financial advisor for three decades.  Like his grandfather, John has a passion for serving and giving back to his community.  He is a member of Civitan International, and has served on the Executive Committee of King’s Ranch & Hanna Home and also served on the Board for Camp Smile a Mile.  He is currently on the Board of Children’s First Foundation of Alabama.   He has helped raise $100 million for charity and served over 10,000 hours of Board and community service.


John received his undergraduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham and received advanced financial training from Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA.  He is currently attending Birmingham School of Law to obtain his JD.   John resides with his wife Leigh in Vestavia Hills, AL.


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