Sal Tiano is one of America’s most respected wealth advisors. He serves as the Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, and co-head of Tiano, Armour & Smyth Wealth Managers at J.P. Morgan Securities. Despite managing billions in client assets, Sal understands that this business is about much more than profits. He is protective of the families that trust him with their future, and he views them as an extension of his own family. He is proud of his industry and wants to see it prosper the right way. Today, he is on a mission to impact a new generation of wealth advisors—advisors who respect their clients more than their bottom line.
Sal was born into a hard-working blue-collar family in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a postman for thirty-five years, retiring with over two years of unused sick leave. His mother worked the night shift as a nurse. His grandfather, for whom Sal is named, was a second-generation American who ran his own construction company. From his parents and grandfather, Sal learned two crucial lessons: he was not suited for the construction business, and that one must always consider the needs of others. Sal never forgot either point, deciding to find another career while keeping his heart and mind always open. He went on to become the first generation of his family (along with his two brothers) to graduate from college after being recruited by Dartmouth College to play hockey.
After graduation, Sal went on to work for some of the most premier names on Wall Street before joining Bear Stearns, J.P. Morgan Securities’ predecessor firm, in 1991. In 1994, at the ripe age of 27, Sal became the youngest Senior Managing Directors in the country at Bear Stearns. He hasn’t stopped achieving success ever since. Sal was ranked second on Forbes’ “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors” list for South Florida in 2019, as well as named on Forbes’ 2018 “Top 100 Financial Advisors in America” list. For seven consecutive years Sal has been ranked among the top ten financial advisors in Florida by Barron’s, which also ranked him on their 2019 “Top 100 Advisors in the Country” list.
In addition to financial investing, Sal is also interested in entrepreneurship. He dedicates a substantial amount of time giving back to his community while serving on the board of directors for local organizations. Sal lives in Jupiter, Florida, with his wife, Kim, and their five children.