John developed an appreciation for the analysis of financial information -- and the powerful impact it has on business decisions -- at an early age. He grew up in New York as the son of a prominent certified public accountant. After graduation, John accepted a position at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Wanting to bring his large-firm expertise to small businesses, he and his wife, Darci, founded Bly & Bly, CPA, which grew to become LB&A. The firm name was changed to LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC in 2011 and then merged with Haynes Strand and Company PLLC, doubling the size of the Firm and creating LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC. Despite a challenging economy, John's leadership helped the firm earn the distinction of being one of the fastest-growing CPA firms in the Charlotte region.
In 2015, John along with Saeed Moghadam, founded LBA Haynes Strand Capital Advisors, LLC. LBA Haynes Strand has been active in the M&A marketplace since the firm's inception, not only providing advisory services to clients but also growing the firm through M&A. With the history of the firm and the tidal wave of M&A activity that will take place in the next decade, it was a natural addition to the LBA Haynes Strand suite of services. This branch of the firm focuses on the capital needs of small to mid-sized companies. John is a Managing Director of LBA Haynes Strand Capital Advisors, where he is putting his passion to work.When you're facing a complex business decision, John helps you determine the best possible outcome. He develops a strategic plan, then works with you to take advantage of opportunities, overcome obstacles and deliver the best CPA results possible. John's emphasis on being a proactive business partner empowers him to deliver insightful information and practical advice to help you circumvent challenges before they arise.