Joe Torres

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoe’s experience in the world of charitable giving is hallmarked by his five-year tenure as director for the New York City Partnership for the Homeless, domiciled at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Washington Square in New York City. Every Monday through Thursday, October through April, the shelter would take in ten men per night, age fifty-five and older, into a safe, inviting environment. With the assistance of the Partnership, many guests landed employment, received subsidized housing, and ultimately became volunteers themselves. In addition to the Partnership, Joe has supported – both financially and through active participation – The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The US Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, The Community Health Action of Staten Island, and The St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc.

Joe brings his experience as a Certified Financial Planner with Merrill Lynch. He has dedicated the past twenty years to investment portfolio management. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Joe served his advisory clientele at Morgan Stanley where he sat on their global advisory council, acting as the voice of their financial advisor population. Having embraced the intricacies of advanced planning and asset protection, he expanded his practice to include individuals and businesses domiciled in both the US and Europe. A thorough understanding of concepts concentrated within the categories of banking, estate planning, taxation and liability management are part of Joe’s practice and at the disposal of GHN.

Joe is a native Staten Islander, having lived for extended periods of time in both Stamford, Connecticut and Manhattan until settling back into his hometown where he currently resides with his wife Jackie.