40 Under 40 The Class of 2012

Vincent Petrangelo: 37

Branch Manager, Raymond James Investments

Petrangelo-VincentVincent Petrangelo derives great satisfaction from helping people achieve their financial goals through investing. He also enjoys meeting people from all walks of life and building relationships with them and their families.
In addition to his role as branch manager at Raymond James Investments, he is a partner at DeVillier Petrangelo Wealth Management of Raymond James in Springfield. “It’s gratifying when people are faced with an obstacle or challenge and I can help them,” he said, adding that the knowledge he shares gives them “one more tool in their toolbox of life skills.”
Petrangelo is also vested in the city of Springfield. “I want our microcosm to become self-sufficient and successful, and want to help to break down walls and bring people together,” he said.
That goal, coupled with his desire to help young people, inspires his work on the Advisory Board of the YMCA of Greater Springfield. “The Y is about human development and learning life skills. As a parent, it’s important to me that people realize the depth and breadth of the Y and what it can do for every child,” said the father of Jake, 6, and Mia, 4. In that arena, he is also an active member of a committee tasked with building a new Y Express in Agawam, where he grew up.
Petrangelo also volunteers his time and expertise to Junior Achievement’s annual Stock Market Challenge each year. “Children are lacking in the area of basic financial management, and although this is a small sliver of the topic, it gives them a chance to become exposed to the stock market and how it works.”
He is a 3rd-Degree Master Mason at Elm Belcher Lodge, a volunteer and a title sponsor for the Western Mass 911 Tribute Golf Tournament, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, and a former member of the Young Professional Society of Springfield.
Since childhood, he has enjoyed riding ATVs, dirt bikes, and other four-wheel vehicles. Today, his passion for motors and speed still runs strong — so he balances his conservative role at work by riding snowmobiles and motorcycles.
— Kathleen Mitchell