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John E. Parham, Jr.

Regional Manager- Financial Consultant

Senior Vice President

Raleigh, NC

John E. Parham, Jr.

John Parham joined South State Investment Services in 2019 as a SVP, Regional Manager and Financial Consultant in the Raleigh area. He works along with Harry O'Conner and Shannon Jenke to provide a concierge level of experience for his clients. John and his team focus on comprehensive planning and a personal relationship with each client ensuring strategic guidance on asset allocation, retirement, income, investment and insurance needs.

Along with his 30 years of experience, John holds his Series 65, 63, 7, 22, 24, 53, and 6 securities registrations through LPL Financial. He is also a licensed North Carolina Life Insurance and Long-term Care Agent. John graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. After graduation, John began his 26-year career with AXA Equitable in Raleigh, North Carolina. He spent 12 years as an advisor before he stepped into a leadership role as Divisional Vice President. He later went on to lead the AXA Equitable Tennessee branch as Executive Vice President for 7 years before transitioning back to Raleigh in 2011. John then became a Partner at The Carolina's Financial Network in 2015 with roles including fostering client relationships, recruiting and training new advisors and building a positive and productive team culture.

Over the years, John has been involved in many important philanthropic endeavors in the Raleigh area including Ravenscroft School, Triangle YMCA, Camp Seagull/Seafarer, FOCUS, Zoweh, With Purpose International, and Workplace Care.

John and his wife, Shannon, are both Raleigh natives and have two children. Their daughter Jordan attends the University of South Carolina and their son Rhett attends Ravenscroft School. John and Shannon enjoy tennis, boating, and spending time at Bald Head Island. Shannon and Jordan have a passion for horses while John and Rhett enjoy fishing and an appreciation of cars.
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  • Series 7, 65, 63, 22, 24, 53 and 6 securities registrations held with LPL Financial


  • UNC Chapel Hill with a BA in Economics

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