Our senior leaders. And your partners in addressing complexity and opportunity where life meets money.
Ajit Deshpande, Relationship Manager. Ajit was a mentor of a consulting firm where he advised a select group of high net worth families in Western Europe and Singapore on wealth management issues and geographic asset allocation strategies. Previously he worked for Eastman Kodak (India) and Alfa Laval Sweden A.B. in international corporate finance and management.
He is a graduate of St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Ècole Nationale des Ponts et Chausèes, Paris. In addition he earned an MBA from The College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has additional financial training via Executive Education programs in business valuation issues at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK and also at the Amsterdam Institute of Finance in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Ajit is a Member of the Advisory Board at the Klainer Center for Women and Business at the State University of New York — Geneseo.
Chris Marvin, Vice President, Client Relations. Chris has been in the investment business since he worked in International Private Banking at Citibank in the late 1980’s. Chris has also worked for three major US and European international brokerage firms. He has expertise in portfolio and wealth management, with 14 years of experience in the private client business.
Chris is a graduate of Amherst College and has been with Forte Capital since 2011. He brings his rich investment experience to bear on our clients’ financial needs. He serves clients in the New York metro area, New England, Florida, Georgia, California, and Oregon providing investment and retirement services.
Larry H. Rabinowitz, CFP®, Vice President, Client Relations. Larry has over 22 years of experience helping clients navigate the intersections of financial, estate, tax, retirement and investment planning. During his tenure at US Trust, JP Morgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers, he provided expert advice on how to position, protect and grow assets for individuals and families.
Larry holds a Bachelors Degree from the State University at Albany and an MBA from Hofstra University. He also is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), with the Personal Financial Specialist designation (PFS), a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), and a Certified Trust Financial Adviser (CTFA). Larry currently serves on the Boards of Jewish Senior Life Foundation and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, and was President of the Estate Planning Council.
Maria Sciuto, CFP®, Vice President, Client Relations. Maria is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) providing financial planning advice and technical service to the firms’ clients. Her expertise includes general financial planning, investment management and portfolio design, college planning, risk management analysis, and client relationship management. She serves clients in the Greater Hudson Valley Region and Upstate New York.
Maria earned a Masters in Finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business Executive Program and a BA in Economics from Hunter College, City University of New York.
Chris Cardali, Regional Vice President
Chris has spent his entire career working with affluent and high net worth families advising on their asset allocations, providing portfolio analysis, and financial planning. Chris is supported by a team of Forté Capital portfolio managers, Certified Financial Planners® and CPAs to ensure that our clients’ financial goals are achieved.
Chris has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. Chris became a Branch Manager in the New York City Metro region and spent the next 15 years successfully managing investment consultants and working with clients on a wide variety of investment and planning issues. Chris earned his Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of New York at Stony Brook, and is currently a candidate for the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) designation. He serves clients primarily in Connecticut, Long Island, New York City and Westchester County.