John Barker
(Trustee)

Mr. Barker is the owner and President of Elgethun Capital Management, Inc., a boutique investment firm. John joined Elgethun in 2011 and purchased the firm in 2012. Elgethun is registered as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and manages capital for families and institutions. Elgethun is the largest independent investment firm in South Dakota, with over $1 billion in assets under management and advisement. Elgethun invests in individual equity securities; private equity assets; multifamily, commercial, and retail real estate assets; fixed income securities; cash and cash instruments; preferred equity securities; and other investment assets. Elgethun also provides consulting services for small- and medium-sized businesses and large pension funds. Before joining Elgethun, John lived in New York City and worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he was a research analyst for the bank’s trading desk. Before RBS, John worked at Pitney Bowes in corporate finance. John is a Board Member at the University of South Dakota and serves on the Investment Committee; is the Treasurer and an Elder at Central Church; and is actively involved in philanthropic and community initiatives in Sioux Falls targeting children, poverty, and mentorship. John attended the University of South Dakota where he earned a degree in Finance. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation.