ABOUT US

"When it comes to investing, we live it, we breathe it, we have an absolute passion for our client's success, and it's that passion that keeps us plugged into the market. We are gatekeepers to our client's financial goals."​

The advisors at Fiori Financial Group, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are progressive, leading-edge advisors that provide full-service, personalized financial strategies.  We specialize in working with affluent individuals, professional practices, executives, professional athletes, and physicians.

This level of professional engagement is not only a prerequisite, but it is a mandatory contribution and a way of life. Margaux, Scott, and their team personally develop strategic and customized plans for their ever-changing clientele. This is a major focal point of their investment process and business model. They believe very strongly in giving their clients the best opportunities available to succeed.

In conclusion, Everyone at FFG has the drive, talent, and ambition required for success. If you are looking for a cookie-cutter approach, wirehouse mentality, or services contrived for mass production, keep on moving. Fiori Financial Group is a high-end boutique engrained with a family-based foundation and a immeasurable drive for success.

In order to provide our clients with distinctive services, the Wealth Advisors at Fiori Financial Group, are affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services Inc.

Partners

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Margaux Fiori

CEO, Fiori Financial Group

Financial Advisor, RJFS

Margaux Fiori has worked in the investment and financial services industry since 1997. She is the Founder and CEO of Fiori Financial Group and is a registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.

She has a tactical investment style that includes wealth management, financial planning, estate planning, supplemental retirement income, asset preservation with insurance, and corporate planning.  She is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®).

Margaux joined Raymond James, as an investment representative in January 2016. Previously, she served as an investment representative at LPL and Lincoln Financial Securities and as an Associate Vice President with Morgan Stanley.  In 2020, Margaux was recognized as one of Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors in the country. 

In 2018 and 2019 Margaux received the Raymond James Financial Services Leaders Council Award.  Leader’s Council membership is based mainly on assets under management, and fiscal year productions. (requalification is required annually.)** In 2017, Margaux received the Raymond James Executive Council award in recognition of Dedication and Service to clients, and High Levels of Professional Performance. 

She was also nominated by The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County as one of the 2017 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County. She is an Honorary Board Member of the Special Olympics and was also the Chairwoman in 2018 of 100+ Women Who Care- Broward Chapter which is a group that works together to help and serve in the Fort Lauderdale community.

Margaux earned her degree in international finance from Barry University, holds her Series 7 and 66 and maintains Florida license 2-15 for health, life, and annuities. In 1999, she was a member of the Morgan Stanley Women’s Mentor Program, this program mentors up-and-coming women in the investment industry. At Morgan Stanley, she was chairwoman of the First Woman’s Club, a networking club for professional women.

Margaux is a native of New Jersey, and was a competitive figure skater for 12 years. Her dedication to the sport made her an Olympic hopeful. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, the arts, walking her two dogs, Prada and Aspen, and analyzing the markets. In 2019 she embarked on a new project and successfully completed  building a 6000 sq ft new home for FFG. She currently resides in downtown Fort Lauderdale and plans to open a second office in New York City in 2021 alongside her business partner. 

Margaux.Fiori@fiorifg.com

** Membership is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually. The awards/ratings mentioned above may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisors’ future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for these awards/ratings. Morgan Stanley and LPL Financial LLC are not affiliated with Raymond James

Scott Verlangieri, AIF ®

CFO, Fiori Financial Group

Financial Advisor, RJFS

Scott Verlangieri has worked in the brokerage and financial services industry since 2001. He is the CFO of Fiori Financial Group and a registered representative with Raymond James Financial Services. 

Scott’s areas of specialty include retirement plans (401(k), profit sharing and cash balance plans), trading strategies, alternative investments, technical and fundamental analysis, and overall brokerage service knowledge.

Scott joined Raymond James, as an independent representative in January of 2016.  He previously worked at LPL Financial, as an investment representative in November of 2009. He previously served as a relationship manager with TD Waterhouse Institutional Services and as a brokerage services representative with Datek Online Financial Services.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, He obtained the Series 7, 9, 10, and Series 66 license, and also maintains life health and annuity licenses.

Scott earned the AIF® Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies in 2014.  The AIF® Designation certifies he has specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process. In 2017, he became part of the 100+ Men Who Care- South Florida committee.

Scott is married to his wife, Tova and has a daughter named Isabella.  He is a native of New Jersey and is a New York Giants fanatic. He also enjoys his weekends on the golf course.

Scott.Verlangieri@fiorifg.com

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GABRIEL LEVY, CFA

Junior PARTNER, Fiori Financial Group

Registered Representative, RJFS

Gabe brings a passion for capital allocation and financial analysis to Fiori Financial Group. As a member of the investment committee, he is responsible for portfolio management and conducting investment research.

Gabe originally joined FFG after graduating from the Sy Syms School of Business in 2015. He obtained his series 7 and 66 and started working toward earning his CFA® charterholder shortly thereafter. After working in the investment industry for a few years, he decided to pursue an opportunity in private equity in order to deepen his knowledge and understanding of investing and business.

Gabe spent time working at StartupBootcamp Miami, a Miami-based venture capital group and Liebman Group, a boutique private equity group. He assisted with managing the various portfolio companies, business development, due diligence and financial analysis.

Gabe rejoined FFG in February 2021 as a junior partner.

Gabe reobtained his series 7 and became a CFA® charterholder in September 2018.

Gabriel.Levy@fiorifg.com

Team Members

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Jason Mamalis

VP, Fiori Financial Group

Financial Advisor, RJFS

Jason Mamalis, a Financial Advisor representing Raymond James Financial Services, joined the company in 2014. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role as a financial advisor. His diverse background and training enable him to help clients pursue their long-term financial goals through comprehensive, individualized financial planning.      

A comprehensive, client-focused approach to financial planning helps ensure that the recommended programs encompass each client’s financial goals, time frames, and risk tolerance. Mr. Mamalis specializes in investment analysis. He works closely with clients to develop customized financial strategies that incorporate asset allocation, financial management, retirement planning, college planning, and succession planning.

Helping people, whether it’s planning for retirement or college expenses, is truly Mr. Mamalis’s passion. In addition to developing a custom financial strategy for each client, he conducts regular meetings with clients to review performance, reconfirm financial goals and make adjustments as economic or lifestyle conditions warrant.

Mr. Mamalis has been a financial advisor since 2008, and started his career with SunTrust followed by Wells Fargo Bank.

Jason.Mamalis@fiorifg.com

Abraham B. Arce

Financial Advisor. RJFS

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Abraham Arce is one of our Financial Advisor’s here at Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Florida International University’s, College of Business. He joined our team in 2015 and has exceeded our expectations. He is a person that comes to the office eager to learn and gain knowledge. He was raised in Hispanic culture in Miami, Florida and has brought another form of diversity to our team.

Abraham obtained the Series 7, 9, 10 and 66 securities licenses. He plans on pursuing the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He works very hard to help us expand in the world of technology. The advantage of his youth helps to introduce the innovative world of today.  We are very proud to have him here and know that he will grow to become a great asset to our company.

Abraham.Arce@fiorifg.com

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP(R), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(tm) and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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Pamela Madruga

Director of Client Services, FFG

Client Services Manager, RJFS

Pamela has worked in the financial services industry for over 27 years. She began her career at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a New Accounts Clerk. As her desire to learn more about the industry grew, she transitioned to an operational role a sales assistant. While there she obtained her Series 7 and later obtained her Series 63 licenses. Pamela has much experience working with clients from all walks of life, having worked in large wire-houses, mid-size brokerage firms and small boutique firms. Pamela has relocated from Boston, MA to Fort Lauderdale to join Fiori Financial Group, and brings a vast amount of knowledge in Operations and Compliance to the firm.

Pamela has two daughters, Jillian and Victoria who live in Massachusetts and her son Thomas, and grandson Thomas live in California.

Pamela.Madruga@fiorifg.com

Chrissy Hope

Client Services Manager, RJFS

Chrissy has 15 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within client relations.  She comes from a military family and is also a former Air Force recruit.  She has held positions within government agencies including the Department Housing & Urban Development and the Fraud and Money Laundering Division for Medicare & Medicaid divisions.   In her most recent position, Chrissy worked as a legal assistant for Jimenez law who is one of our family office in-house strategic partners.  Many of our clients have already interacted with her during estate planning sessions.   We received tremendous feedback from our clients who had spoken with her in the past and were ecstatic to learn of her desire of entering the financial world.  We were fortunate to be able to see Chrissy’s tireless work ethic firsthand for multiple years and know she will integrate herself seamlessly into FFG.  

chrissy.hope@fiorifg.com

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Strategic Partnerships

Raymond James and its Financial Advisors do not render advice on tax or legal matters. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.

Our Partners are not affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc or Fiori Financial Group

Andrew L. Jiménez, Esq.

Andrew L. Jiménez earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and a J.D. from Boston College. As a practicing attorney in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, he established Jiménez Law Offices to focus on the complex legal needs of his community. He assists clients in many legal areas, including estate planning, trust formation and administration, business management, and state/federal litigation. A large percentage of his client base is international.

Andrew’s dedication to the community is demonstrated by his civic involvement. He is a Founder of CubaOne, a nonprofit foundation that offers young Cuban Americans free heritage trips to Cuba. He has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Services Board, and he is currently Treasurer of the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network of the Florida Bar. He also serves as Treasurer for Our Fund, a foundation that unites donors with organizations supporting the local LGBT community. He enjoys active participation with other national and local LGBT organizations, especially the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. Andrew was named one of Florida State University’s Thirty Under 30 for his significant contributions to his profession and community.

Professional Licenses and Associations:

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. Virgin Islands Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
  • American Bar Association
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network (Treasurer)
  • Community Services Board, City of Fort Lauderdale
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Joe Costello

Joe Costello is a Family Law trial attorney, Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and licensed Title Insurance Agent for residential and commercial real estate closings.  Joe was born and raised in South Florida and calls Fort Lauderdale his home.

With more than a decade of experience practicing law throughout the State of Florida, Joe has a wealth of experience in hotly-contested Family Law matters involving high conflict, complex disputes over minor children, child support, alimony, distribution of assets and liabilities, business valuations, and domestic and international relocation of minor children.  Joe is also a highly effective mediator, where he has helped families resolve their differences amicably and cost-effectively, both with and without attorneys involved.  Joe’s Family Law practice also includes the drafting and negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for individuals that have the need to protect their hard-earned assets and income.

In addition to his Family Law litigation and mediation practice, Joe handles real estate closings underwritten through Old Republic National Title Insurance Agency, one of the largest title insurance underwriters in the country.  With a highly organized, technology driven approach, Joe has worked with buyers, sellers, realtors, and lenders throughout South Florida to help residential and commercial real estate closings run smoothly and on time.

jac@costellofirm.com

COSTELLO LAW, LLC

(954) 688-4660

www.thecostellofirm.com

www.splitsimply.com

Tyler Tuchow

Tyler Tuchow, founder of Kensington & Company brings his knowledge of finance, investing and negotiating from years as Finance Director at Mercedes Benz and over 19 years in the Real Estate industry both as an investor and a Real Estate Broker.

Tyler is known in the industry as a successful businessman, investor and mentor to his peers. His exceptional negotiating skills, top notch customer service and can-do attitude are just a few of the qualities that Tyler brings to the table. Investing in properties of his own and finding the next untapped neighborhoods enables buyers, sellers and investors to benefit from his expertise and knowledge.

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