John William Parsons


John William began working part-time at Parsons while in junior high school. He joined the firm full-time in 2006 and became investment-registered in 2007, eventually acquiring his Series 7, Series 66, and Series 24 registrations. John William is experienced in all aspects of the business, and his primary role over the years has been running the investment operations side of the business. More recently, he has transitioned into the full-fledged financial advisor role and focusing most of his time on face-to-face meetings with clients and prospects.

John William grew up on the Coast and is an ever-present fixture in the community, most recently as the head coach of the Half Moon Bay High School boys’ varsity basketball team, in addition to running his own successful basketball program for Coastside youth of all ages. He is a 2006 graduate of Claremont McKenna College, with a dual degree in Accounting and Psychology, along with a Leadership Sequence. In his free time, John William enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, watching sports, and spending time with long-time girlfriend Polina and their dog Muggsy. You may have seen John William and Polina’s search for their first home documented on the popular series “House Hunters” on the Home & Garden TV Network.

John’s California Insurance License Number is #0F81488.


  • Favorite food: Chicken Strips and French Fries
  • If you could meet anyone, past or present, it would be: Dalai Lama
  • Favorite book: The Power of Now
  • Favorite TV show: Seinfeld
  • Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving