Stephen Pendergast

First Vice President - Financial Advisor, Consulting Group

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While each client has his or her own unique blend of needs, goals and risk tolerance, many have followed Steve’s steadfast belief in the importance of maintaining a constant level of liquidity in their portfolios to help cushion against market volatility. A large percentage of his clients’ holdings are in diversified investments, tailored for their needs. Each client receives an in-depth portfolio review emphasizing after-tax, risk-adjusted real rates of return. Steve enjoys close, longstanding relationships with many of his clients, and encourages them to consult him if they have questions or concerns about any financial matter.

Steve began his career as a registered representative at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. in 1985. He has passed the Series 7, 63 and 66 exams and has more than 30 years of experience in practice development, coaching and training advisors.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Steve played Division I basketball and graduated from American University, School of International Service with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984. He moved to Southeast, Connecticut, in 2002 and currently resides in Roxbury, Connecticut, with his wife, Britt. In his free time, Steve enjoys bonding with his two sons, gardening, foraging mushrooms and relaxing on the beaches of St. Barths. He is involved in a number of community activities and is currently president of Laurel Banks Fishing Club on the Shepaug River.

Elizabeth Foti

Senior Registered Client Associate


Liz joined RBC Wealth Management in 2017 as part of the investment team with Stephen Pendergast. She has been working in the financial services industry since 2007, with a focus on building client relationships and generational planning.

Liz received her Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a concentration in human resources from Western Connecticut State University, and later went on to pursue an MBA in finance from the same institution. She has passed the Series 7 and 66 exams and holds her Connecticut life and health insurance licenses.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys traveling to different countries, boating and honing her cooking skills.