John C. Koczara

John is a Senior Portfolio Manager at LaFleur & Godfrey, having joined the firm in 2013. John has been a financial advisor and portfolio manager for over two decades – most recently serving the Grand Rapids area for the past ten years as a Senior Portfolio Manager & Principal at AMBS Investment Counsel.

.  In this former role, John managed investment portfolios for both high net worth private clients and institutional clients including local endowment and foundations, public employee pension plans, multi-family offices and as a sub-advisor to a national mutual fund.

John has been an active member of the local CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) West Michigan Society since receiving his charter in 2001.  He has served in many leadership capacities within the society including Program Chair, Vice President and President.

John received his BA in Finance from Michigan State University in 1991.  He currently sits on the Michigan State University Finance Advisory Board which mentors a select group of students that manage assets for the Student Investment Fund.  He enjoys golfing, playing basketball and spending time with his wife Julia and two young sons at their cottage in Pentwater.