John Payne, CFA
President & Chief Investment Officer
Prior to joining Sterling Investment Management, Mr. Good was a senior investment professional at Cascade Investment, LLC—the private investment vehicle of the Bill Gates family. At Cascade, Mr. Good managed the corporate credit investment portfolio. During his time at Cascade, he also served on the board of directors of The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Before joining Cascade Investment, Mr. Good was a Vice President and Investment Analyst at Wellington Management Company. Mr. Good graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree in Business Management with an International Finance emphasis. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Director of Research
Prior to joining Sterling Investment Management in 2011, Ms. Martinez worked at BBVA Compass. Before pursuing a career in finance, she served in the Unites States Air Force. Ms. Martinez graduated cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration and attained her Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis from Creighton University.
Prior to joining Sterling Investment Management, Mr. Kornberg worked in New York City for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their Assurance and Consulting practices. He is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona. Mr. Kornberg graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Finance and Accounting.
Director of Client Services
Mrs. Kelly joined Sterling Investment Management in 2009. Prior to joining Sterling, Mrs. Kelly worked at Wells Fargo Private Client Services. She began her career in finance in 1998. Mrs. Kelly holds a B.S. in accounting.
Client Services Associate
Prior to joining Sterling Investment Management in 2017, Mr. Ford worked for Wells Fargo Wealth Management and Wells Fargo Advisors. He earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from Portland State University.