The Founding of Seagate Advisors

 I got my start with large financial institutions and working as an advisor in banks.  As these banks grew and the names started changing, I saw their focus drift away from the needs of clients and it became more about the bottom line.  I knew there was  a better way to serve my clients.  That is why Seagate Advisors was formed. 

Our Culture

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Seagate established a culture based on integrity, independence and objectivity that allows us to focus on what is best for our clients.  As a boutique wealth management firm we can offer personalized, face to face service.  Our independence allows us the flexibility to provide an unparalleled level of service.

Who is an ideal client for Seagate?

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We are looking for clients that we can deliver value to--with both financial planning and asset management on a long term basis.  Our advisors work with serious long term investors that value a strategic approach to investments and total transparency in the investment process.

About John E. Dawson, CFP®

Helping clients build secure financial futures

John E. Dawson CFP® Kitty Hawk Greenville Best Financial Advisor 401k Rollover Income Specialist

  Since 1999, I have been helping families and businesses make smart financial decisions.  I strive to be a resource to my clients by providing professional insight and guiding them through life's financial goals and obstacles.  My only allegiance is to the clients and families that I serve.  My clients' best interest always comes first.  

John's story

John E. Dawson, CFP® Retirement Income Specialist

  Raised among the tobacco fields of Nash County, NC John has spent his entire life in Eastern North Carolina.  He came from a long line of small business owners and entrepreneurs and serves others with an emphasis on quality and the value of hard work. 

John's Passions

John E. Dawson, CFP®

  John splits his time between the Outer Banks and Greenville, NC.  In his spare time, he enjoys road course racing his classic Mazda, home improvement projects, and spending time with friends and family.  

Market Update Video

LPL Research's Chief Investment Strategist highlights our outlook for 2020.   Click here for the full LPL Research Outlook 2020 report.

Our Services

Services we provide

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 If you are an investor with a time horizon of 5 years or longer and investable assets of $100,000 or more, we are able to provide the following services:  

Advisory or Fee Based Investment Solutions

Individual Retirement Accounts

Retirement Planning

401k rollover service

Guaranteed Income Solutions

Long Term Care Planning Strategies

Life Insurance and Succession Planning

Disability Insurance

Services we do not provide



We do not provide:

Individual Stock Research

Tax Preparation

Legal Advice

Investments in Cryptocurrency or Cannabis companies

Major Medical/Health Insurance

Paper stock certificate processing

Commodities/Options/Margin Trading

Short Selling strategies

Working with a CFP® Professional


  The CFP® marks identify those individuals who have met the rigorous experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination covering the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP® professionals also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.  

 CFP Board is a nonprofit certification organization with a mission to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with plaque design) and CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes more than 80,000 individuals to use these marks in the United States. For more about CFP Board, visit 

Who is LPL Financial?

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 When Seagate Advisors was formed, we sought out a partner that would allow us to offer comprehensive financial strategies while remaining objective. LPL Financial is one of the nation's leading financial services companies and is publicly traded under the ticker symbol LPLA.  The firm's mission is rooted in the belief that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone.  LPL does not offer proprietary investment products or engage in investment banking activities; this means advisors affiliated with LPL are not pressured or influenced by LPL to sell its products.  Thousands of financial advisors nationwide are able to rely on the firm's tools and resources to help them provide financial guidance and recommendations to help meet their clients' needs.  For more information about LPL Financial, visit  

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LPL Research Outlook 2020

The LPL Financial Research Team has prepared LPL Outlook 2020.  This publication highlights LPL Research's insights on the markets for the coming year.


LPL Financial AccountView

Seagate Advisors clients can access up-to-date account information using LPL Financial's AccountView System


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Outer Banks Office

Seagate Advisors Outer Banks

4709 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina 27949, United States

(866) 333-7339


Open today

08:30 am – 04:30 pm

Email John E. Dawson, CFP®


Greenville Office

Seagate Advisors Greenville

1290 East Arlington Blvd Suite 136, Greenville, North Carolina 27858, United States

(866) 333-7339

Business Hours

Open today

08:30 am – 04:30 pm

Email John E. Dawson, CFP®