The Southport Capital
Risk Management Team

Retirement Experience and Acumen

At Southport Capital Risk Management, we have a highly-experienced team to help you with the operational support and marketing services you need to provide retirement planning and risk management services.

John Woods

Chief Executive Officer

John J. Woods is the father to four boys and husband to Janelle Blaylock Woods. John attended Tennessee Tech where he was a member of the football team. He is in his 30th year in Financial Consulting and the last twenty six years as Executive Director at Oppenheimer and Company.

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Jim Woods

Senior Investment Advisor/Agency Principal

Jim joined Southport Capital in 2008. He serves as the Senior Portfolio Manager at Southport Capital and Agency Principal for Southport Capital Risk Management. His primary focus is helping small to medium sized business more effectively manage their retirement benefit accounts.

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Mike Mooney


Michael J. Mooney is a Partner and serves on the Board of Directors for Southport Capital. He has over two decades of experience managing investment portfolios. He began his portfolio management career with Oppenheimer Capital, specializing in working with retired Delta and American Airline pilots.

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Paul DiPalma

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Paul DiPalma helps advisors create their personal “dream practice” and clients achieve their own “dream retirement”. His experience in the financial services industry has led him to enable advisors and clients alike to become equipped with the necessary tools required to meet their very specific and very different needs.

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Celeste duPreez

National Sales Director

As National Sales Director, Celeste duPreez partners with financial advisors to provide them with the marketing solutions, business branding ideas and client acquisition strategies necessary to their success. Her strong administrative background enables her to assist advisors’ support staff with administrative and sales process implementation.

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Scott Braddock


For almost two decades, Scott has assisted his clients in the areas of wealth preservation, estate planning, social security planning, federal benefits, financial risk and tax reduction, asset protection, and guaranteed retirement income.

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Georgette DiPalma

Treasury & Secretary

Georgette DiPalma specializes in client administration, payroll, the maintenance of existing accounts, and any client-related inquiries, boasting over 30 years of financial service experience.

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