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Mark Ghafari

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." – Michelangelo

Mark Ghafari, MBA, CPWA®

Director, Senior Wealth Advisor

Mark works with entrepreneurs, families and institutions to manage their wealth through fiduciary-based financial planning and investment management. 

Prior to Strategies, Mark worked with a world-class wealth management team at a large financial institution. Prior to that, he was a professional basketball player in Lebanon and played in tournaments across Europe, Asia and Africa.

Mark earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. 

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kalamazoo College, where he was a three-time captain of the basketball team and two-time Academic All-American. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the College. 

Mark holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® certification, administered by the Investments & Wealth Institute and taught in conjunction with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mark and his wife, Caitlin, enjoy traveling, eating great food and spending time with their dog, Penelope.

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