Robert Laraia, a Connecticut native, has over twenty-eight years of experience guiding clients to financial independence. He is a Co-Founder and partner at Northstar Wealth Partners. He has been a Wealth Advisor his entire professional career, and he is as passionate about his work today as he was when he launched his practice in 1985. Bob is a respected industry leader and has consistently earned peer and personal recognition over the years. He has a high concentration of clients in Connecticut and Florida.
Soon after launching his financial services career, he began qualifying for numerous industry awards and continues to do so. He and his firm have been selected multiple times for Best of Hartford, Financial Advisory, two times Hartford Journal’s Business Champions award, was recently elected into the Central CT Stat University, Business Hall of Honors. He is a perennial Patriots Club member which places him in a small group of the top financial advisors at LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker dealer.
Bob graduated from South Catholic High School in 1981, and is a proud alumnus of Central Connecticut State University. Bob and his family believe in giving back to their community. Bob donates his time to many local organizations that support under-privileged children. These organizations include: Cherish the Children, Carbone Charities, Guakia and the Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education. He is a Corporate Board Member for the Village for Families and Children, a 200-year-old social services organization representing Greater Hartford. Bob’s past and present memberships include: The Hundred Club of Connecticut, Aventura Florida Marketing Council, Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty and Lexington Who’s Who. He is a published author in many local and national financial newspapers and magazines.
He lives with his wife, Lesa, and son, Dario, in West Hartford, CT. His greatest passion in life is spending time with his family and he devotes much of his spare time to coaching youth football.