President of The Burrell Financial Services Group, LLC
John Rodstrom is the President of The Burrell Financial Services Group, LLC. He oversees all financial aspects of The Burrell Group’s new projects and investments. Mr. Rodstrom’s career spans 40 years as an investment banker. Most recently he spent 9 years at Oppenheimer & Co. where he specialized in large complex financial lending. His two most notable projects were The Idaho School of Osteopathic Medicine (“ICOM”), and The Burrell School of Osteopathic Medicine (“BCOM”). Additionally, Mr. Rodstrom was responsible for lending the Port of Beaumont approximately $300,000,000 for a liquid’s terminal and the development of crude by rail. Separately, as an investment banker at Citi Group for 11 years, Mr. Rodstrom completed over $4 billion in senior managed transactions and $1 billion in health care financings.
Mr. Rodstrom possesses a unique skill set having been elected to office 7 times. Most notably he spent 20 years on the Broward County Commission and served at the County Mayor/Chairman for three terms. He was responsible for managing a $4 billion budget which included the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. When term limits ended Mr. Rodstrom’s political career, one of his most notable legacies to the County was guiding the County to achieving AAA bond rating.
Additionally, Mr. Rodstrom spent 6 years on the City of Fort Lauderdale Commission and was elected twice to serve as the Vice Mayor. He was also appointed by Governor Martinez to the strong Mayor of the City of Sunrise where he was directly responsible for the city’s day-to-day operations.
Mr. Rodstrom’s money management skills have been called upon having managed a $ 1 billion portfolio of equities while at Sterne Agee and $500 million portfolio of fixed income securities for the Florida Association of Counties. He also published a weekly technical newsletter dealing with the stock market, interest rates, gold and crude oil.
Mr. Rodstrom has a BA from Columbia and a Law Degree from Nova Southeastern University.