John Barry is Chairman and CEO of J. M. Barry & Associates, LLC dba Barry, Evans, Josephs & Snipes. Barry, Evans, Josephs & Snipes specializes in plans for the protection and transfer of wealth for affluent individuals and non-qualified benefits for corporations seeking to reward key employees and plan for business succession.
John began his insurance career with Home Life Insurance Company of New York in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1985, he returned to Charlotte, North Carolina, and joined Barry, Evans, Josephs & Snipes, Inc. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors, and the Charlotte Estate Planning Council. He is a past board member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting and past chairman of their Audit Committee. John is an Industry Fellow Member of The American College Center for Ethics in Financial Services and formerly served on its Advisory Board.
In 1987, Mr. Barry became a shareholder of the M Financial Group. In 2011, Mr. Barry was elected to the Board of Directors and in 2016 became Chairman of the Board. M Financial Group is one of the Nation’s premier financial services distribution companies serving ultra-affluent individuals and Fortune 1000 companies through an exclusive network of the nation’s most successful and innovative independent financial services firms. Collectively, M Financial manages $140B in insurance coverage with $1B in annual sales. M Financial has 145 Member Firms globally and uses proprietary reinsurance arrangements to deliver differentiated pricing advantages to its clients.
John graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a BS in business administration. He is a CLU and a ChFC.
Mr. Barry is very active in his church and community. He is a lifelong member and has served as an Elder at First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. He recently served as the Chairman of the Board of the North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. He was a past Chairman of Charlotte Latin School Board of Trustees and Johnston Memorial YMCA. Mr. Barry enjoys backpacking, fishing, and bird hunting. He and his wife, Anne, reside in Charlotte and have four children: Elizabeth, Hannah, John, Jr., and Sarah.