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Meet Our Board

The IFC Advisory Board was formed to help improve IFC by serving as a forum for the free exchange, discussion, and evaluation of ideas. Board members serve a 24-month term and must attend two meetings per year. The primary guideline for advisory board meetings is freedom of communication. Any idea or comment is valid and is maintained in confidence. No topic is taboo, and honest feedback is encouraged.

In addition to our gratitude and appreciation, all members of the IFC Client Advisory Board receive The Diamond Key service platform during their term of service.

Pictured standing in the back row - left to right , Amy Horrocks Fino, Gary Simpson, Kimberly Forzano and Richard D'Onofrio
Pictured sitting in the front row - left to right - James Langlais, Richard Forzano and Esther D'Albero

Richard Forzano, President, IFC

Amy Horrocks Fino, VP Operations & Compliance, IFC

Kimberly Forzano, VP Marketing, IFC

Gary Simpson

Gary’s background is in financial accounting as Manager of Treasury and Cash Management for a $150 million manufacturing company. IFC values his approach to life, balancing personal time and the demands of business. Gary provides our Board enlightening views on the challenges that most of our clients face.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends, spoiling them with his culinary talent.

Esther D'Albero

A resident of Madison, CT, Esther, an experienced banking industry professional, has spent more than 40 years in banking and finance. As a self taught executive, she has held management positions in multi-billion dollar financial organizations throughout Connecticut and New England. Most recently, and for the past 13 years, Esther has held the position of Vice President, Core Product Management for a leading provider of integrated technologies for financial service providers in the US, Canada and other international markets. In her position, Esther managed the team responsible for setting the strategic direction of its enterprise-wide core platform. IFC will be sure to lean on Esther’s expertise when establishing the strategic direction of our firm.

Richard D'Onofrio

Rich has 42 years of Sales, Customer Service, and IT experience with a multi-national bakery products company, most recently as a Project Manager specializing in training.  He has a BA in English from Central Connecticut State University, and an MBA in Marketing from the University of New Haven.  He is a long-time Milford resident, who has held volunteer board positions with the Jaycees and the YMCA.  Rich's hobbies include sports, golf, travel, computer and movies.  Rich is excited about contributing to IFC’s ability to educate clients about finance, and the value of accumulating wealth over a lifetime.

James Langlais

Jim's background includes managerial positions within Customer Service, Order Service, Order Entry, and Shipping, the last being Manager, Import/Export Compliance within the international group, for a multi-national manufacturing company.  Due to his interest related to international policies and regulations, he pursued a more active role in the import/export profession and was hired as an International Trade Compliance Specialist for a major helicopter company.  Jim progressed in this capacity to the position of Senior Manager-International Trade Compliance and also served as an Empowered Official.  Jim is a resident of Watertown, CT and has been married to his wife, Roberta, for 44 years.  Jim and Roberta have a son, Mark; daughter, Alison; son-in-law, Brian and two grandchildren, Reid and Sage.  Jim recently retired; he enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

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