J2 was founded to help clients navigate uncertain markets, reduce risk and plan for a sound future. We will listen carefully, and use our deep understanding of today's economic issues to offer comprehensive investment advice specifically tailored to each client.
John E. Benedict
Portfolio Manager for J2 Strategies
John Benedict has been in the investment industry since 1998. He has combined his talents and passion in statistics and technical analysis to create J2’s tactical strategies, managing them since 2007. He is a frequent contributor in the media discussing markets and technical analysis. John was a contributor in the book “The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros (Wiley Trading, July2011)”. His thoughts have appeared in the, Wall Street Journal, moneyshow.com and Investment News. John Benedict in the past has been a member of both NAAIM (National Association of Active Investment Managers and the (MTA) Market Technicians Association. John’s career started off at American Express Financial Advisors in 1998. In 2007 he opened his own RIA and merged with John Salomon in 2010 to co-create J2 Capital Management. John is a graduate of Central Michigan University and is married to wife Janine with three children Jack, Alexis and Saraphina.
John Salomon, Jr. CPA®, CFP®
Chief Financial Officer
John Salomon has been a practicing CPA® since 1985. In 1998 he added portfolio management and financial planning to the tax and compliance services offered to the clients of his of his CPA® practice. In 2002 he earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. As the CFO of J2, John uses his past experience of running a small practice to guide practice management decisions at J2. John’s technical abilities are mostly appreciated by J2 clients in the area of financial and tax planning, cash flow management as well as tax preparation. John is a graduate of Michigan State, and is a resident of Troy where he is married to wife Michele for over 25 years. They have three children, Emily, Nicholas and Aidan.
Client Service Coordinator
Lisa has been with J2 Capital Management since the start, helping meet the needs of J2 Capital Management and its clients. She is the steady rock at J2 that greets clients and helps with all client issues and concerns. You will find Lisa as kind and helpful as they come.Lisa began her career as the office manager for the 1,300 member Celebration Church. It was her responsibility to coordinate all business operations, promotions and special events. Lisa was recognized for her excellent people skills, organizational and administrative abilities. From there, Lisa was recruited by White Funeral Homes, Inc., to manage and administrate all daily operations, telecommunications, payroll and legal filings for 5 metroplex locations.After 4 successful years in the mortuary science business, Lisa moved to the financial planning field with J2 Capital Management LLC. Lisa is an avid golfer. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and grandchildren.