Bob has worked since 1985 in the financial services industry and holds the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) designation. He was recently named to a board member to the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants, a worldwide financial services organization.
Bob’s and his Northstar team believe in an independent and holistic planning approach. For decades, he has demonstrated commitment to putting his clients and their families at the core of his practice has helped him build a reputation as a Wealth Advisor of choice for those looking to actively manage their wealth. Bob chairs Northstar Wealth Partners’ marketing, investment, and business development committees. He is also overseeing the relationship to Northstar’s strategic alliance with Dime Bank, a CT and RI based bank with 13 locations.
Bob is founder of Northstar Wealth Partners, who won the Best of Hartford award in 2011* and the Hartford Business Journal Business Champions Award in 2012 and 2013*.In 2010 Bob was inducted into the CCSU’s School of Business Hall of Honor.
Born in Wethersfield, CT, Bob is a 1985 grad of CCSU, where he received BS in marketing. He has taught investment courses in the CE programs throughout CT. He also donates his time to charitable and philanthropic causes such as CCSU Alumni and Athletics, High Hopes, Habitat for Humanity, and many others. He is a Corporator for the Village for Families and Children. Other past and present memberships include; Dave Campo Foundation, Guakia, Cherish the Children, 100 Club, Aventura FL Marketing Council, Hartford’s 40 Under Forty and Lexington Who’s Who. He enjoys coaching football, boating, fishing and spending time with his son, Dario Laraia, a student at Endicott College in MA. He lives in West Hartford and travels often to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
*A poll was conducted by Hartford Mag enabling voters to select their preferences for local financial services companies. A majority of those voting selected Northstar Wealth Partners as their Financial Service provider of choice.
**The BCA recognizes privately held companies that have demonstrated best practices and significant achievements in revenue growth, innovation, workforce, sustainable practices and best new launch or start-up. Award Criteria: Must be a privately-held company or stand-alone division of a privately-held company in the state of CT. Must have been in business for 3 full fiscal years, and must be a for-profit company or org.
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