A Bit About Johnny the Bay Area Auctioneer

John Bessolo (Johnny B.) of Johnny B. Auction (the Bay Area Auctioneer), graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production. While working for a number of years in the entertainment industry, he learned how to entertain a wide variety of audiences. This, along with his friendly and dynamic personality, has allowed him to become a unique auctioneer, combining salesmanship and entertainment to make your auction both entertaining and profitable.


John graduated from the Auctioneers and Appraisers Academy in 2013, where he studied with nationally known auctioneers such as International World Champion Auctioneer Paul Ramirez and Daren Shumway. He has also studied at the Benefit Bootcamp with Gala Gal Jenelle Taylor.

In 2017, John graduated from Dominican University of California with a Masters in Business Administration. He currently works as an analyst for a leading home furnishings corporation and resides in Sonoma County with his fiance and their adorable dog. On the weekends when John isn’t busy traveling and working at auctions, you can often find him enjoying all that Sonoma and the surrounding areas have to offer, including hiking, wine tasting, and cooking.

John frequently auctions in the San Francisco Bay Area for numerous schools and organizations, including the Bay Area Wine and Travel Auction on KRCB, which is broadcast live. John also travels to clients outside of the Bay Area, including several longtime clients in the Los Angeles area who he has been fortunate enough to work with for years. John would love to work with you on your next fundraising event and add you to his list of longtime clients who he looks forward to working with year after year!