About John L. Burke

John Burke
direct: 502.396.8844
email: jlburke12@gmail.com

John Burke consults with ESOP companies on various aspects of planning. Specifically, he assists with ESOP accounting, financial reporting, funding strategies, and other special projects. He has also partnered with top-rated COLI carriers and can provide ESOP companies with an in-depth analysis of product choices, costs, and the supporting due diligence to assist in the successful implementation of COLI.

Prior to his current role, John was the Chief Financial Officer of Masters Supply, Inc. (“Masters Supply”), a full-service wholesale distributor of plumbing and industrial supplies, headquartered in Louisville, KY. John was with Masters Supply from 1989-2014, and helped grow company revenues from $10 million in 1989 to nearly $50 million. Masters Supply, 100% ESOP-owned since 1997, experienced  success and increased profitability during his tenure at the company. John  played an integral role in Masters Supply’s ESOP, serving as internal trustee for the plan. John also sat on the Board of Directors and was a member of the Executive Committee. John took on the lead on planning for the long-term sustainability of the ESOP, including performing forecasts of the future cash requirements related to ESOP repurchase obligations, and putting the proper funding mechanisms in place to ensure the success of the ESOP and the company far into the future.

John is an active member of The ESOP Association, the National Center for Employee Ownership, and Financial Executives International. He is also a licensed health and life insurance broker.

John graduated with a BA in Accounting from Bellarmine University.

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