John J. Murphy joined Private Advisor Group as a partner in 2003, after spending most of his career as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. John‘s practice focuses on advising small businesses on employee benefits and providing individuals with wealth management and long-term financial planning.
John has been active in the financial services industry since graduating from Gettysburg College in 1981. As a General Securities Registered Representative with LPL Financial, he holds the Series 7, Series 31 and Series 63 licenses. He is also licensed to advise clients on life insurance, health insurance and variable annuities.
John resides in Morris Township with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children. He stays actively involved in his community by participating in numerous civic activities, including serving as a volunteer fireman and engaging youth through sports programs. In addition, John has held numerous elected and appointed positions, including two terms as the mayor of Morris Township and serving as an elected member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 1998. He ran for governor of New Jersey in the 2005 Republican Primary and placed a respectable third in a crowded field of seven.