John Preston

Principal, Portfolio Manager


P: 646-542-0059

E: jpreston@wattscapital.com


John Preston created and manages the Watts Preston Innovator Stock Strategy, a stock portfolio that focuses on emerging and established growth companies. John has been managing and refining this strategy for more than 15 years.

Prior to joining Watts Capital, John was a portfolio manager at Beech Hill Advisors. John spent 15 years as a financial advisor at Smith Barney, then Merrill Lynch. John began his career at Kidder Peabody.  

John earned his BA degree at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he played varsity basketball. John resides with his wife Trish in New York City. John remains an avid basketball fan, particularly following his son who currently plays for Hobart.