John Bates

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John has made a career, and traveled the world, managing multi-million dollar investments in real-estate, business formations, acquisitions and mergers for the FLINT Family. Living in Oklahoma, in 2013, he planned to quickly conclude FLINT Family operations and investments in California. Little did he know, there was a tenacious and passionate team of employees that wanted to keep the flame burning. John’s attention soon shifted from liquidation to oversight of FLINT’s new investment in FLINT!  By “oversight” we mean that he structured the companies, and financing arrangements, and ran behind our bike holding onto the seat as we got started. He is a genuine friend and a wonderful mentor in all things business, finance, insurance and investment. He and his wife Linda now spend much of their time in Hawaii….but still answer the phone when we call.