Franco LaMarca

Franco LaMarca

Chicago - Financial Advisor

This superfit financial advisor actually trained to be a lawyer, but his career took him to helping others manage their money to fulfill their dreams. He spent his 40th birthday with 25 friends at Si Senor in Punta Mita, Mexico, enjoying (among other activities) a custom 8-course custom tasting menu paired with wine, tequila, and mezcal on a candle-lit beach. An avid consumer of culture, he says the English National Ballet’s rendition of Akram Khan’s Giselle was “the most exhilarating night of live performance I have ever seen, period.”

Q&A:

Favorite sport to watch?

Gymnastics.

Favorite sport to play?

Any sport where I can drink an adult beverage while playing.

Best vacation ever?

Sicily, Italy.

Dream trip destination?

Tour of India.

Dream road trip?

Dean Martin: The King of Cool. Nothing could be as much fun than a member of the Rat Pack and the stories he’d share: booze, politics, and banter. He’d be entertaining and charming for a road trip.

Lady Gaga: Provocative and innovative. She’d be amazing at Carpool Karaoke.

Barrack Obama: His presidential victory was groundbreaking. He raised the hopes of all people from marginalized communities that they would have a voice in America moving forward. I’d love to get his thoughts on the tensions in America today. I also think his silky baritone voice would compliment Dean and Gaga’s voices from Carpool Karaoke.

Favorite movies?

Goodfellas
The Godfather
Kill Bill

Car you drive now?

Porsche Macan S.

Car you’d like to drive?

Porsche 911 Targa.

Best car you’ve owned?

VW Beetle Turbo R-Line.

Watch?

Cartier Pasha.

Favorite watch?

Rolex Submariner.

Got a dream watch?

Patek Philippe Nautilus.

Cologne?

Le Labo Santal 33.

Go-to red on a wine list?

Justin Isosceles.

Best work advice you ever got?

It doesn’t cost you anything to be nice—the return on investing on nice will come back to you tenfold.

Best thing about your career?

It provides me a platform where I can pursue my philanthropic passions and give back to the causes and communities that are near and dear.