John Biestman joined the Federal Home Loan Bank System in 2003 and is currently a vice president, senior relationship manager who works primarily with financial institutions in the western region. John is a highly regarded financial strategist, speaker, and writer as well as the host of the FHLB Des Moines "The Insider" and "On the Record podcasts".
John has 42 years of national and international financial experience, including leadership positions at Barclays Capital, First Interstate Bank and Dean Witter Reynolds. He holds a Master’s in business administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a Bachelor’s in political science and economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. John is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).