John Wong serves as the Managing Director of Operations with Cypress Private Wealth. In this role, John is responsible for a wide range of client service responsibilities including account opening, ongoing account maintenance, billing, financial planning support and insurance and annuity contract processing. He is also responsible for the firm’s operations and internal audit activities.
Prior to joining Cypress Private Wealth, John served in different roles, including as the Chief Compliance Officer for a Registered Investment Advisory firm where he was responsible for the firm's regulatory investment responsibilities. Before that, he was a portfolio control manager for twenty years at a global investment management firm in Los Angeles, where he was involved with regulatory and investment compliance.
John is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP). He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the National Society of Compliance Professionals, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and the California '40 Acts Group.
He currently volunteers by reading scholarship applications for his alma mater and being a committee member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. John has a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is married and enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and foreign films.