Marco Zaino, MBA, FCSI

CEO and Portfolio Manager

Marco Zaino

Marco is a builder and a true entrepreneur at heart. He loves working with families that have complex financial situations, taking on the challenge of adding value and finding the right solutions. He takes a client-centered comprehensive approach towards our client relationships by utilizing a proven investment model, advanced planning techniques and exceptional client experience. With a diverse background, Marco brings a unique perspective and practical experience to the relationship, allowing for creativity and results. He is committed to building deep relationships with the clients we serve, often becoming their primary advisor for all major financial decisions.

Marco spent the first half of his career in the banking sector with Laurentian Bank Securities and National Bank Financial, where he provided investment management advisory to private clients. That allowed him to gain a deep appreciation for the unique needs of high net worth families. After moving to an independent investment broker dealer, Marco later joined Dundee Goodman Private Wealth as a producing Branch Manager, where he worked with advisors to deliver a 360 approach to client management. Following the acquisition of Echelon Wealth Partners in 2016 and driven by the desire to better serve family wealth, Marco decided to focus on the ultra-high net worth segment through the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program. This led to the creation of the Highgate Group.

A graduate of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Finance, Marco pursued his education by completing an MBA at Queen’s University and Level I and II of the CFA curriculum. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. A family business owner himself, he founded a successful private healthcare and wellness business that now has multiple locations within the city of Montreal. Marco sits on the Board of the West Island College Foundation, giving back to a cause that helped shape him as an individual and business executive.

Marco is married with two children. He still remains quite active and is an avid soccer player, having played at the highest levels of competition during his youth.

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