Marcio is the founder of Pavlov Financial Planning. He is also a founding member of XY Planning Network, a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Investors’ Business Daily, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, and Advisor IQ. He loves serving motivated and energetic clients who are committed to achieving their financial independence.
In addition to holding Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations, Marcio is also a subject matter expert with the CFP Board for exam question writing and review. His interest in the impact of human behavior on financial planning led to his completion of the Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance Program at Harvard University in 2013 and the FPA Residency Program in 2012. Locally, he volunteers his planning expertise with Our Daily Bread of Fairfax County, VA and contributes financial planning knowledge through the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Blog.
Prior to starting Pavlov Financial Planning, Marcio held leadership positions as a financial analyst and advisor. Marcio holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Institute of Economics at The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an MBA in Financial Economics from The Coppead School of Business. In his free time Marcio is a world traveler and also a reading and language enthusiast. He currently lives in Washington DC area with his wife and two children.