Maria A. Avento, CSA

Managing Partner

Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law)

Since 1998, I have had the privilege of working with my clients helping them pursue their financial dreams.

I received my Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1987 with a concentration in Accounting from Hofstra University. Upon graduation, I chose to accept a position as an Assistant supporting a financial planner in Manhattan, where I could leverage my accounting background but pursue my interest in helping clients manage their financial future.

I learned a great deal during this tenure as a sole Assistant, however, I wanted to interact more with clients, continue to grow in my career and explore new opportunities. I was soon hired by another firm and over time was promoted to Director of Financial Planning, a role which met these criteria and more! Every day, I was responsible for working directly with clients, helping them to solve complex money issues, advising on investments and building financial plans.

Following my passions, in 1998, I fulfilled my dream of owning my own firm and founded Avento Financial Services. In 2018, I am proud to have joined forces with long-time friends and colleagues Mike Breunig and Joe Campisi to form Harbour Financial.

On a personal note, I believe in the power of philanthropy and am involved with a number of charities, including: St. Jude, St. Mary's, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Special Olympics, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Shriners and the Humane Society. Additionally, I was invited to join the Monter Cancer Center Patient and Family Partnership Council in 2016. I accepted this invitation as a way to give back to this amazing organization that cared so deeply for my beloved mother, Theresa, during her brave battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Outside the office, I enjoy traveling, reading, entertaining, and love to spend time with my husband, family, friends and clients.

Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation (1999)
Series 7, 63 for Investments and Life & Health