John C. Bailey

Founder & Managing Partner

John Bailey oversees the firm’s investment process across traditional and alternative asset classes including asset allocation and manager selection. He is also a member of the firm’s Management and Investment Committee. Prior to founding Spruce, Mr. Bailey was CEO of investments for a private family office, and he advised wealthy families and institutional clients at Columbus Circle Trust, then owned by PIMCO. Before that, he was an equity research analyst at Oppenheimer & Company in New York. Mr. Bailey is a Board Member and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and is an Advisory Board Member of the Family Office Association. He earned an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. He has been quoted in numerous media outlets including Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Financial Times.