Before his career with his team and the wealth management company, John dedicated himself in service to his country. John is an 8-year veteran of the Marine Corps and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran with combat service on the frontline in 2003. 

John was awarded the Naval ROTC full-ride scholarship for the officer candidate program at the University of Southern California. While at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he balanced collegiate efforts with deployments.

As a platoon sergeant, he oversaw operations and welfare for approximately 30 marines during both peace and wartime, in both active duty and reserve capacities. John was awarded The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Armed Forces Reserve Medal, The Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, The Presidential Unit Citation, The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and a Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Service. He was honorably discharged in 2007.

Since establishing his team and wealth management practice, John has consistently been considered one of the firm's most productive and respected advisors. The team works in the areas of business and personal wealth planning, with a concierge approach focused on high income and high net worth clients. The following are the team's honors:

  • Northwestern Mutual Forum (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Northwestern Mutual Diamond Award (2014-2019)
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Impact Award (2011-2019)
  • Northwestern Mutual Top 100 Premium (2014, 2017, 2018)
  • Northwestern Mutual Top 50 Platinum (2013)
  • Northwestern Mutual Achievement Award (2012-2016)
  • Northwestern Mutual Best Year Ever (2010-2014)
  • Northwestern Mutual Sapphire Award (2011)
  • Northwestern Mutual Gold Award (2012)
  • Northwestern Mutual Silver Award (2011)
  • Northwestern Mutual Bronze Award (2010)
  • Northwestern Mutual Pacesetter and Pacemaker Awards (2009 and 2011, 2013)


  • Series 6 & 63 - Mutual Funds, Variable Annuities, Insurance Premiums
  • Series 7- All Security Products
  • Series 65 - Investment Advisor
  • Life, Health and annuities in multiple states
The Alcantara Financial Group

John Luis Alcantara, CLTC®
Wealth Management Advisor

The Alcantara Financial Group


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