Title: General Securities Principal
Company: Cantella & Co. Inc.
Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
Stephen Rustom Mazda, General Securities Principal at Cantella & Co. Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in investment strategy.
Having accrued more than 40 years of professional experience in investment advising, Mr. Mazda is highly regarded for his excellence in financial services and business development, along with groundbreaking work in 401(k) policy and strategy. Upon reading “Think and Grow Rich,” he desired to live it and teach others how to do the same. A graduate of the William Penn Charter School, where he would later establish a namesake scholarship fund, he went on to pursue a double major in finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Mazda holds security licenses for series six, seven, 22, 24 and 63.
Since 2000, Mr. Mazda has excelled as a general securities principal for Cantella & Co. Inc., an independently owned, Boston-based broker/dealer and RIA that has been an innovator in the financial services industry. Prior, he served as chief financial officer at Nationwide Discounts Sleep Centers for 10 years until 1999 and as a 401(k) ESOP specialist for America Trust Co. of Hawaii Inc. from 1984 to 1989. Earlier, Mr. Mazda worked for Manufacturers Life Insurance Company from 1981 to 1984 and for Barclay Associates from 1979 to 1981. To remain abreast of his industry, he maintains affiliation with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Association of Mature American Citizens, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Quakers.
Specializing in investment research, portfolio design and long-term needs, Mr. Mazda has doubled as the executive producer and teacher in the short film “401(k) Magic.” The film teaches sixth graders about saving money and making sound life decisions; it is available for purchase on Amazon.com. Having won three Telly Film Festival Awards in the categories of education, children’s audience and social issues, Mr. Mazda has delivered numerous presentations on the film and has received a plethora of thank you letters from kids around the world.
For his eclectic financial roles, Mr. Mazda has been featured in CFO Magazine and Pension and Investment Age. In 2011, he was the recipient of an Award of Merit and Award of Excellence. Despite these honorable accolades, he cites his career highlight was communicating a new 401(k) plan to the American Indians of the Confederated Tribe of the Umatilla in Oregon. Mr. Mazda attributes his success to his father, who came from Poona, India to attain a Master of Business Administration at the Wharton Business School. In his spare time, he enjoys playing poker and surfing.
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