John Gardner is the founder and principal of Blackhawk Wealth Advisors (BWA). In his 35+ years as an investment advisor, John has gained valuable investment insight, experience, and knowledge through working with leading Wall Street wealth management companies before starting BWA. Early on, John discovered that Wall Street was generally about the promotion of proprietary investment products that firms promoted and stockbrokers sold at a high cost. This practice was not always in the client’s best interest, but often profitable to the firm. John knew there had to be a better way. With conviction to complete his mission, John established Blackhawk Wealth Advisors as an independent, unbiased investment advisory firm. BWA integrates three separate but inter-connected companies to make sure prudent financial advice and investments are provided to his clients. John accomplished the creation of his vision for a wide-ranging, “big picture” focused and multi-generational wealth advisory firm. Thus, BWA was born to serve high net worth individuals and families with comprehensive wealth advice and research driven, rules based investment management.