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Episode 175: Paying it Backwards

Jeff Vivacqua of Cambridge

 “There’s a phrase called ‘paying it forward,’ but I also believe in the phrase ‘paying it backwards.’ My family did a lot for me so how do I give back to them? The industry has given a lot to me, so how do I give back?”

Nearly 28 years after his journey began in the financial services industry, Jeff Vivacqua has always chosen independence. As someone who grew up around airplanes, Jeff originally wanted to be a pilot. Nearly a year into his college journey he decided to give the finance world a shot and has never looked back. Don’t miss this episode of Cambridge Stronger as Amy and Jeff discuss why he chose independence and his recent promotion to President – Growth and Development of Cambridge. Jeff also shares his reaction to being named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of the Year in the Broker-Dealers (All) category1 at WealthManagement.com’s 2022 Industry Awards.

Tune into Episode 175: Paying it Backwards as Jeff Vivacqua joins Cambridge CEO Amy Webber to discuss:

  • His journey in financial services
  • How he provides input on what independence looks like at Cambridge
  • How he plans to help support financial professionals in his new role
  • His involvement with the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors

1WealthManagement.com, Wealthies Awards, 2022. Winners are based on nominations from industry peers. To learn about the award nomination and selection process, visit https://www.wealthmanagement.com/industry/wealthmanagementcom-announces-2022-wealthies-finalists


About Jeff Vivacqua

President, Growth and Development
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Council

With over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jeff Vivacqua serves on the CEO Office Team as President, Growth and Development, and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Council. In his current role, he focuses on building strategic opportunities centered on organic growth, acquisitions, recruiting, and relationship management, while enhancing and expanding the digital resources financial professionals need.

Vivacqua has oversight of Cambridge’s Marketing, Consulting Services, Investments and Insurance, Business Strategy, Business Development, and Corporate Strategy teams. Prior to his appointment to president, he served as Chief Marketing Officer where he had an active role in the firm’s growth, and in managing strategic opportunities for Cambridge that affect independent financial professionals.

Vivacqua was named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of the Year1 (Broker-Dealers | All) in the 2022 WealthManagement.com Industry Awards. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation (IiO) since 2016, currently serving as vice-chair. Vivacqua earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Southern Illinois University and has certificates in Personal Financial Planning and Facilitative Leadership Training programs. He holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 63, 66, 79, and 99 licenses as well as life, health, and variable insurance licenses.

1WealthManagement.com, Wealthies Awards, 2022. Finalists are chosen based on nominations from industry peers. To learn about the award nomination and selection process, visit https://www.wealthmanagement.com/industry/wealthmanagementcom-announces-2022-wealthies-finalists

About Cambridge Stronger

Integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness are at the core of Cambridge’s values and drive the Spirit of Cambridge. Join our host, Cambridge CEO Amy Webber, for each Cambridge Stronger episode as she invites independent financial professionals to offer insight on how they integrate values and purpose in their care for their investing clients; and hear their stories on how they got their start as well as why they are in the advice profession. 



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