Personal Quotation: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”
Why did you get into the Financial Services Industry?: Growing up the son of a single mother, I watched as my mother struggled financially with no help and I believe if she had met someone like me, she would have been in a much better situation. My position allows me to make a difference in the lives of people like my mother and help guide them to make educated life decisions aiming to ensure they are put in better place than before they met me.
Where did you go to school & what certifications do you have?: I attended George Mason University and Montclair State University where I majored in Economics. I hold my Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.
What is the most valuable piece of advice/wisdom you’ve received?: Courage is grace under pressure. When I was in high school my history teacher would ask say that to us. After all these years it has stuck with me. It reminds me that no matter how bad things in life may get it is important to handle them with grace and with the values that have been instilled in me.
Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Favorite Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, NY Mets, and the Brooklyn Nets
Favorite Places you have traveled: El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines.
Favorite Food: Skirt Steak and Mediterranean rice platters.
Favorite Leisure Activity: Gaming, puzzle making, the beach, and travel
Five words to describe me: Motivated, Empathetic, Loyal, Reliable, Hungry
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