John Stout Senior Wealth Planner North Carolina Private Bank Team

John Stout is a Fifth Third Private Bank Wealth Planner who develops, delivers and implements every facet of your investment strategy including matters of estate, tax, insurance, investments and retirement. John focuses on both your long-term and short-term goals for all aspects of your financial life.


Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts.
LL.M., Taxation, 1997.

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts.
J. D., cum laude, 1992.

Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
B.A., Biology/Pre-Medicine, 1984.

Professional Experience & Areas of Focus

John joined Fifth Third Private Bank in January 2013. Following his graduation from law school in 1992, John began his career at a "Big 8" international accounting firm, then practiced law in Boston and Charlotte, and served as a planner in the private bank of another financial institution. Throughout his career John has served as an objective advisor to affluent families and closely held business owners regarding: tax efficient asset growth, asset protection, and personal wealth & business transition planning. More specifically, John advises business owners in pre- and post-transaction planning including financial analyses, projections, scenarios and deal structuring alternatives in coordination with a client's attorneys, CPAs and other advisors during planning and implementation phases. John also consults on estate and charitable planning, asset allocation, cash flow projections, education and retirement savings, and practical and sophisticated uses of various types of trusts.

Personal & Community Participation

John has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1996 where he raised two sons. John volunteers and contributes time and resources rescuing dogs from high-kill shelters, including fostering dogs until adoption or transport to a new home. John enjoys running and training for races and triathlons, as well as pursuing his goal of summitting the highest point of every state.