John Stelley

Chief Compliance Officer

Boston, MA
John Stelley


Prior to joining The Colony Group, John was the Chief Compliance Officer of Connectus Wealth Advisers. Prior to Connectus John worked in the Legal & Compliance Department at BlackRock, where he held multiple senior compliance roles throughout his tenure including Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Compliance from 2012 to 2019. Prior to that appointment, John was the Chief Compliance Officer of BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. (“BTC”) and was responsible for the administration of the BlackRock Advisory Employee Investment Transaction Policy, served as the U.S. Regional Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, and was responsible for BlackRock Funds and Advisers that are registered with the National Futures Association and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Preceding his roles at BlackRock, John was a Principal in the Compliance Department at State Street Global Advisors (“SSgA”), served as the Code of Ethics Officer and the Data Privacy Officer, and provided compliance support for nine U.S. and non-U.S. affiliated investment advisers with a variety of investment types, including real estate, hedge funds, and private equity. Prior to that, he was Vice President in Compliance at Standish Mellon Asset Management, where he assisted in the development of a proprietary fixed-income trading restriction system.

John earned an MBA from Boston College in 2001, a J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1992, and a BA degree from St. John Fisher College in 1989. John is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bar.