Alumni of the Month

Alumni of the Month

April 2018 Alumnus - Russell DeLibero, PhD, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Russell DeLibero is the Director of Ayco Wealth Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs. As the Director, he partners with financial counseling teams to provide an educational resource for clients when discussing retirement cash flow and tax-efficient wealth transfer planning. Prior to joining Ayco in 2014, Russell was a Vice President in the Wealth Structuring Group at Merrill Lynch, specializing in wealth transfer planning.

Russell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Rutgers University. Soon after, he obtained both his Master of Science in Financial Services and Doctor of Philosophy in Financial and Retirement Planning degrees from The American College of Financial Services. Dr. DeLibero also holds the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), and Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) professional designations and is a member of The Academy of Financial Services. He holds his Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses in addition to his life and health insurance licenses.

Russell is a firm believer in continuing education, which led him to pursue a PhD after completing his MSFS. With the overall evolution of the financial services profession, it is crucial for advisors to stay up to date on the latest financial planning topics and strategies to serve their clients as best they can. Russell details, “Whether it is tax planning, investment planning, estate planning, or insurance planning, there are constant changes which require a commitment to lifelong learning.”

A resident of Mableton, Ga., Russell is an avid car enthusiast, enjoys traveling, and has participated in six half marathons. Russell and his wife, Jennifer, support and create awareness for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Cure for IBD, and Girl Scouts of America charities.

Past Alumni of the Month

March 2018
Kelly Kidwell, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, LUTCF, CSPG

February 2018
Michael C. Doolittle, CLU®, CLF®, RICP®

January 2018
Jeff Camarda, Ph.D., MSFS, ChFC®, CLU®, CFA®

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