Meet the Vanderbilt Team

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Stephen Distante, Chairman & Founder

Stephen Distante

Chairman & Founder

Chairman and Founder of Vanderbilt Financial Group, a disruptor in finance focused on socially and environmentally responsible, ethical, and impactful investments.
Heidi Distante, Chief Executive Officer

Heidi Distante

Chief Executive Officer

Working with Vanderbilt Financial Group since 2001. She previously held the role of Chief of Staff for 7 years supporting the firm’s daily operations.

Joseph Trifiletti


Joseph has been a part of the Vanderbilt Financial Group family since 2006 when he joined the Operations team and has steadily risen in rank.
Megan Plapp, Chief Financial Officer

Megan Plapp

Chief Financial Officer

Joined Vanderbilt in January of 2017 as Controller and was quickly promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Megan brings meticulous oversight to the firm’s finances.
Daniel Antenor Jr., Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Antenor Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

Joined Vanderbilt in October 2018. Through his professional experiences, Dan brings an energetic meticulousness and keen understanding assisting advisors in building their practice.

Michelle Thomas

Chief Compliance Officer

Steve Howe, Director of Operations

Steve Howe

Director of Business Development

Theresa Deady

Director of Advisor Relationships & Onboarding

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