John Marsh, MBA, CPA


John joined Baker Newman Noyes (BNN) as part of the Shatswell, MacLeod & Company team in July 2015 as an assurance principal. He is a member of BNN’s banking and financial services industry team, with particular focus on serving community banks and credit unions. John has more than thirty years of experience in public accounting and financial instituions, with extensive experience in the areas mergers and acquistions, IPOs, SOX 404 and FDICIA reporting, and loan administration.  He is also a member of BNN’s ESG service group. Prior to joining BNN, John was a partner at Shatswell, MacLeod & Company, where he worked since 1992. He also previously held executive positions, as President and CEO and Chief Financial Officer, in several financial institutions in New England.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master of Business Administration in management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Three Things You Don’t Know About Me:

  • I have always enjoyed art, drawing in pencil and painting on canvas. I have never sold any of my drawings or paintings, but did give one away. Probably best I became a CPA since I probably would have been a starving artist otherwise.
  • I have been known to read books on business on my vacation. What can I say, I find them interesting.
  • I have never been to Europe. However, one of my bucket list items is to travel to Ireland to research my ancestral roots.

Business Activities:

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Financial Managers Society – Boston Chapter

Volunteer/Service Activities:

Walk MS, Concord MA

Speaking Engagements:

New Hampshire Bankers Association