John Ayotte founded Ayotte Decker, LLC in 1991, and currently serves as managing partner. In his role as a client advisor and as the leader of AyotteDecker, John’s goal is to help everyone around him succeed. Success can be defined in many ways, and John encourages those he works with to define what is important to them and what they want to achieve, helping them through each step of the process.
John has substantial experience with closely held business, complex estate and trust planning, business sales and purchases, and succession planning. He has helped clients selling their businesses find buyers and negotiate sales, and has helped clients purchasing businesses with the search and due diligence process.
John has been known to call clients to discuss and brainstorm without a pre-formed agenda to see what he could do to help them. He knows his clients, and his clients know him. With such personal relationships in place, John feels best equipped to help his clients reach their goals.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), John holds a Masters of Science in Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago, and has over 30 years of experience working in the tax and accounting field.
John and his wife Teri have three adult children. His son, Scott, recently joined AyotteDecker as an accounting associate. For years, John has played competitive and recreational tennis and is an avid bicyclist.