The TIGER 21 Chair Spotlight introduces you to the remarkable people that make up the TIGER 21 community.  This week, meet John Koloda, TIGER 21 Montreal Chair.

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John Koloda

TIGER 21 Chair,


In your opinion, what are the benefits of being a TIGER 21 Member (or chair)?

  • Advice and perspective free of any judgement or bias
  • A safe place to share questions and issues that are on your mind
  • Enhanced connections and relationships with other ultra HNW‎ individuals

Provide three reasons why someone should want to be a TIGER 21 Member.

  • You want to become more structured and disciplined around your approach to managing all aspects of your ‎net worth.
  • You would like perspective on ‎how to plan for the succession of wealth to your children along with an accompanying communication strategy.
  • You enjoy getting exposed to unique investment perspectives from North American industry leaders‎.

What is your best piece of advice for a young wealth creator?

Use asset allocation as a foundation for your investment decisions.

What is your best piece of advice overall?

Develop a communication strategy (not an event) with family members designed to help them become more involved.

Who was the most important speaker you have seen and why?

A speaker that provided unique perspective on the world oil markets in February 2016. This helped me to incorporate a timely oil play into my strategy for taking advantage of the dip in oil prices.

What is the biggest risk you took that paid off?

Leaving a well-established senior executive role in a large financial ‎services organization to start my own business when I was 47 years old.


Fun Facts:

Favorite Book

Any sci-fi by Peter Hamilton

Favorite Place you have travelled

Southern part of India

Favorite Food

Stuffed Veal Chop - My wife loves it when I cook this!

Five words to describe yourself

Intense, fun, adventurous, growth oriented, dedicated

Favorite Innovation

Compact mini humidifer to take on business trips in the winter for dry hotel rooms


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