John Leissner, ARPS, CFSDirector, Defined Contribution Services

  • 4208 Six Forks Road
    Suite 1700
    Raleigh, NC 27609
  • 919.870.6822
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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


  • Accredited Retirement Plan Specialist (ARPS)

  • Certified Fund Specialist (CFS)


  • CAPTRUST Step-Up Brick Award in 2006
  • CAPTRUST Step-Up Brick Award in 2011


Personal Profile

Lincolnton, NC
Favorite Book or Movie:
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell; Shawshank Redemption and the Empire Strikes Back
Ideal Dinner Guest:
My wife Robin and my daughters Paige and Kate
Words to Live By:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Qualities I Admire in People:
Honesty, accountability, and a sense of humor