John Groothuis is a graduate of Grand Valley State University. Prior to joining Capstone in 2009, Groothuis had been involved in the banking business since 1988. Groothuis was the CEO and President of what was then Grand Haven Bank and was more recently the Community Bank President of Macatawa Bank in Grand Haven.
Groothuis has served on the boards of directors for several local organizations, including over 10 years of service on the Tri-Cities YMCA board of directors, having served as both Treasurer and President. Groothuis has also been involved in the United Way, Downtown Grand Haven, Inc., the American Heart Association, Kids Hope USA, First Priority and Loutit District Library finance committee.
During his twenty-plus year career, Groothuis has assisted countless banking customers assess commercial real estate investments, and brings a wealth of real estate and financial experience and contacts to the Capstone team.