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John Leissner, ARPS, CFS®

John Leissner, ARPS, CFS®

Defined Contribution Services

  • Lincolnton, NC
  • Outliers | Shawshank Redemption and The Empire Strikes Back
  • My wife Robin and my daughters Paige and Kate
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  • Honesty, accountability, and a sense of humor

Consulting Solutions Group

John is head of the vendor analysis and defined contribution research teams and works out of the Raleigh, NC office.

John joined CAPTRUST in 2001 and is currently a director of defined contribution (DC) services, where he oversees the vendor analysis and defined contribution research teams. He is responsible for leading DC plan investment research, vendor searches, and fee benchmarking on behalf of CAPTRUST’s institutional business. Prior to his current role, John was a member of the Professional Services team, focusing on retirement plan provider due diligence.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Industry Designations

  • Accredited Retirement Plan Specialist
  • Certified Fund Specialist®

Awards & Recognition

  • CAPTRUST Innovation Award | 2016
  • CAPTRUST Step-Up Award | 2006 and 2011

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