John Jacob Ford

Chairman of the Investment Committee & CIO at Herbert R. Smith & Co.

John Jacob Ford

John Jacob Ford

Chairman of the Investment Committee & CIO at Herbert R. Smith & Co.


Mr. John J. Ford is a Chairman of the Investment Committee & Chief Investment Officer at Herbert R. Smith & Co. (HRSC) and President of Mercantile Investment Advisors. He oversees all aspects of HRSC's investment programs and has over thirty years experience in the banking and investment industry.Mr. Ford received an MBA from the University of Arkansas. He is a Certified Financial Planner.

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Senior Vice President at Herbert R. Smith & Co.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at American National Bank & Trust (Texas)

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Chairman of the Investment Committee & CIO at Herbert R. Smith & Co.
Class of 1972

The University of Arkansas was founded in 1871 as a land-grant institution, and is the flagship of the University of Arkansas System. The U of A has 10 colleges and schools offering more than 210 academic programs. The University of Arkansas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Their picturesque campus is located in Fayetteville in the hilly northwest corner of Arkansas and includes two arboreta overlooking the Ozark Mountains. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. Fayetteville is routinely considered among the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S.

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Chairman of the Investment Committee & CIO
1990 - Current

Herbert R. Smith & Co. is an investment advisor located in Wichita Falls, Texas. The firm is a subsidiary of Mercantile Advisors I LLC.

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