About Us

John A. Appleby

Rockwood Investment Counsel, LLC was founded by CEO and Chief Investment Officer, John A. Appleby, CFA.

Having over 40 years of investment experience, John heads the firm and leads the investment effort. Prior to founding Rockwood, John was Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager at Dean Investment Counsel.  John’s prior investment-related experience includes serving as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Palley-Needelman Asset Management, Inc.

John earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from University of Southern California, and his MBA, with distinction, from the same university.  He is a CFA® charter holder.  John has been featured on Bloomberg radio and television.