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John Leahy

  • MBA
  • Regional Vice President, Ameriprise Advisor Group


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My territory

Northern States Region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia

How I work to support your success

As the Regional Vice President for the Ameriprise Advisor Group in the Northern States Region, I am focused on helping advisors in my region provide an outstanding client experience and achieve industry-leading growth for their practices, as well as recruiting new and high potential advisors to join the firm.

Career highlights

  • Ameriprise Outstanding Leader Award, 2013 and 2022

  • Published Capstone Graduate Project in 1997 titled "The Economic and Managerial Implications on an Organization"

Other interests

  • Spending time with my family, BBQs, golf, travel and the Buffalo Bills.
  • Avid triathlete

Upcoming Events


Understanding Sleep and Anxiety for Optimal Performance

Tuesday June 18, 2024

Time: 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. ET

Click here to register for the event


During this complimentary presentation, we will be discussing:

  • Common concerns including burnout and fatigue.
  • How to boost productivity.
  • Ways to foster professional interaction, balance stress, enhance effective communication, improve sleep, and achieve a healthy work-life balance.


Presented By:

Dr. Melissa Milanak with Amundi Asset Management

My Leadership Team

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Phil Cocce

Regional Sales Director


Phil specializes in helping advisors drive growth through new business opportunities. He is the primary point of contact for increasing assets and revenue through product solutions. Additionally, he works with advisors on strategies to move up market and go deep with their best clients.

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Tim Thrasher

Regional Sales Manager


For advisors interested in growing their client acquisition business and improving their marketing strategies, Tim coaches advisors on how to incorporate a systematic marketing process within their practice. He helps advisors share their story, promote their brand, leverage online resources and be proactive in the digital world of social media. 
For advisors interested in growing their financial planning business, Tim works with advisors to create a systematic process for their practice. He helps identify how to engage clients/prospects in advice conversations and produce simplified deliverables to increase capacity and drive business through the financial planning client service model.

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Jodi Stewart

Region Coordinator


Jodi provides administrative and operational support, and also coordinates meetings, training and seminars. Jodi is the point person for advisor questions, and proactively works with advisors to ensure they receive the support they need.

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Jeff Montieth

Complex Director, Boston


Jeff is responsible for ensuring that advisors have access to resources to run and grow their practice. He accomplishes this by combining the vision you establish for your practice with the support from his team and resources from Ameriprise.

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Cheryl Sternasty

Complex Director, Ohio


Cheryl is responsible for ensuring that advisors have access to resources to run and grow their practice. She accomplishes this by combining the vision you establish for your practice with the support from her team and resources from Ameriprise.

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Practice growth results not guaranteed.
Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.