Darren Zagarola Receives the 2014 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager Award -- 31-Oct-2013 Darren Zagarola, CFP®, CPA, PFS, is again the proud recipient of the Five Star Professional Wealth Manager Award, making him a multi-year winner. Selection for this award is based on the Five Star organization's independent client satisfaction research and regulatory review on the performance of service professionals. 15% of New Jersey's wealth managers were nominated for this year's award, with only 3% of those nominees being awarded this badge of honor. Look for the official announcement in the January 2014 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine (on newsstands in December 2013). Darren has more than 20 years of experience in the financial advisory industry and is an advocate of socially-responsible, values-driven investing. He has appeared on News 12 NJ's financial program, It's Your Money, as well as Money Radio 1510's Business For Breakfast broadcast, and has been published in Financial Advisor magazine. Darren is a regular contributor to the Local Voices blog on the Patch.Princeton.com. In addition, throughout the year, he can be found teaching a variety of financial planning and investment courses at the Princeton Adult School and volunteering his time to discuss financial topics at community and resource centers, non-profit groups and businesses. Darren earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from King's College, later obtained his CFP® designation from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado, and completed the Financial Planning program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants, and the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Darren can be reached at [email protected] or (609) 921-1016.