Welcome to the Institute: Richard Orlando from Legacy Capitals

We are pleased to welcome Richard Orlando, Ph.D., as the newest faculty member of The UHNW Institute! Dr. Orlando is the founder of Legacy Capitals, where he has advised high and ultra-high net worth client families for decades. We are pleased to have Dr. Orlando join our faculty and contribute his knowledge to our organization and members. Learn more about his experience and expertise below.

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About Richard Orlando, Ph.D., Founder & Legacy Consultant of Legacy Capitals: For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Orlando has sat at boardroom tables and kitchen tables alike, advising high and ultra-high net worth client-families—many at the helm of a family enterprise—as well as training thousands of advisors to build upon financial advising to include the qualitative, multigenerational planning needs of their client-families.

Prior to founding Legacy Capitals, Dr. Orlando led Merrill Lynch’s Global Practice Management Consulting Group for fifteen years and served in Merrill’s Family Office. He has been referenced in numerous publications, including The New York TimesBloomberg Business, and The Wall Street Journal online, among others.

His interdisciplinary background includes computer science, business, and psychology. After earning a Bachelor of Science in computer science and business from St. John’s University, he pursued a career on Wall Street, earning his Series 7 and 63 licenses. Returning to school, he received a master’s degree in counseling/theology from Trinity International University, then a doctorate in family systems from Seton Hall University with a dissertation on wealth management family teams.

Dr. Orlando is an approved instructor for IMCA’s Certified Private Wealth Advisor Certification Program, holds a certificate in family wealth advising from the Family Firm Institute, and is certified as a professional coach from the International Coach Federation’s accredited program.

Additionally, he is the author of Legacy: The Hidden Keys to Optimizing Your Family Wealth Decisions and Love Your Clients: The Tale of the Whole Family Advisor®. Dr. Orlando sits on the board of directors for Urban Hope in Staten Island. Born and raised in New York City, he resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and children.