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Steve Distante

Stephen Distante is the CEO (or as Steve likes to be called, “Chief Entrepreneurial Officer”) of Vanderbilt Financial Group, which was founded in 1965. As the leader of Vanderbilt, Steve serves the advisors and clients by responsibly managing the firm and by instilling a culture of compliance, kindness, and helpfulness. His most impactful purpose is to ensure that all facets of the company are working effectively and efficiently while always looking for the next, smarter, and better way to do things. Steve keeps constant focus on the big picture and working on the business not in the business. He also holds the Vanderbilt Management Team accountable for preserving the vision and goals of the firm to ensure its success and longevity. A key ideal held among the Management Team is being in alignment. As Steve puts it—“We all have our oars in the water and rowing the same way!”
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Impact Investing – Is It Possible to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too?

Posted by Steve Distante on 5/31/18 10:39 AM

Is it actually possible to create investments that offer impact while at the same time returning market-rate financial returns? We interviewed Gloria Nelund of TriLinc Global, an investment sponsor with the mission of doing exactly that.

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Topics: sustainability

The Winds of Change and their Impact on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Posted by Steve Distante on 5/11/18 2:56 PM

The 2008 mortgage crisis marked a turning point in climate related disclosures. We interviewed Greg Rogers, founder of management consultancy Eratothenes, global disclosure database Envonet, and one of the pioneers of the movement to increase the level of climate-related disclosure.

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My Awakening: The Secret Behind How I Grew My Business by 815%

Posted by Steve Distante on 4/30/18 5:26 PM

People ask me how I experienced so much growth in my business over such a short time given all the things I am involved with. The answer in a word is passion.

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Topics: Business Building

Meet Two of the Bright Lights Behind the Forbes Impact Investing Community!

Posted by Steve Distante on 4/19/18 12:04 PM

The Forbes Impact Investing Community was founded in November of 2017 with the mission of uniting the world’s most influential people to drive impact investing and support entrepreneurial capitalism. We spoke with two of its founding members, Derick Thompson and Brendan Doherty, to hear about what their group is doing for the world.

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The Five Reasons Smaller Broker Dealers Can Grow Your AUM

Posted by Steve Distante on 4/11/18 4:16 PM

Passion is essential for growing your business as an advisor, but most broker dealers don’t exactly support that vibe. In fact, the protocols in place at many of the larger broker dealers are a de-motivator that stifles even the most passionate advisor’s enthusiasm.

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Topics: Financial Advisors

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