Caren Sgarlato was born and raised in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. She has been in the financial services industry for over 23 years. While completing her bachelor’s degree at New York University, Caren started her career at Bankers Trust on the fixed income trading floor managing the bank’s billion-dollar portfolio. Being downsized in 1991 she pursued medicine as an alternative career which led her to become an EMT and Paramedic. She has been managing assets for the past 18 years at such firms as Merrill Lynch, Wachovia, MetLife and is currently a Financial Services Representative at Fortis Lux Financial an office of MassMutual, working with high net worth individuals and small businesses helping them to protect assets and create legacies.
She is a member of the local BNI chapter of Bay Ridge where she has served as President and Treasurer. She is active in the community of Bay Ridge and has done voluntary work with the American Cancer Society’s Brooklyn Chapter and served on the junior board as well. For the past 4 years, she has been the recipient of The Five Star Wealth Manager Award for the outstanding service amongst her peers in the industry.
In her downtime, Caren enjoys cooking and being adventurous with new recipes. She also enjoys spin cycling, golfing and travels. www.carenlee.com