John B. Araneo, CIMA®, CPWA®

John Araneo is CEO & Founder of Crescent Harbor Private Wealth.

He has 25 years of experience as a financial advisor helping high-net-worth clients on portfolio construction, tax and estate planning strategies, executive stock option management, business valuation and philanthropic planning to minimize taxes, monetize and preserve assets, maximize growth, and transfer wealth.

John’s passion has always been to provide guidance and counsel to his clients to help them successfully navigate all aspects of financial life. In order to serve his clients in the best way possible, John has made it a mission to remain educated and knowledgeable in all aspects of the financial field.

He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designations. Both designations are certified by the Investments & Wealth Institute™, and were administered by the Haas School of Business at the University of California and the Booth School at the University of Chicago, respectively.

John graduated from Boston College in 1998, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He started his career at Merrill Lynch in Wayne, NJ after graduation. He resides in Jersey City with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children, Gianluca, Leila, Johanna. John is a member of Bayonne Golf Club, as well as a member and board member of Tiro a Segno, the oldest Italian American club in the United States where he is able to honor his Italian-American roots.  He is also passionate about giving back to the community. He currently serves on the board of Eva’s Village, and is extremely active in helping the organization raise money to expand programs, and continue the fight against addiction.