Vidal Peoples BBA’05

Peoples Helping People!

Please join us in congratulating Vidal Peoples BBA’05 on his recognition by the Association of African American Financial Advisors (AAAA). Peoples is being honored twice as 2021 stand-out advisor “50 Under 50” and a top performer in the category  “Top Producer Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).” AAAA is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to expand the community of successful Black financial professionals with a vision of a future where the Black community is financially savvy with expert guidance to sustain generational wealth.

“An intangible career component that my MCNY education provided is how I show up as a professional, which is confident,” says Peoples, “The Constructive Action approach to learning has proven invaluable to me in terms of framing an issue with context and being succinct with my business and business writing. The ability to write fast and speak concisely enables efficiency when transacting business, giving me exactly what I expected from the Business program.”

Vidal Peoples calls himself a proud torchbearer of Strategies for Wealth. The Company has an 85-year tradition of excellence in providing individuals, families and business owners with financial security. As an RIA, Vidal mobilizes a team of specialists in individual financial and estate planning, business exit and succession planning.

Peoples finds the power of purpose in helping to close the Wealth Gap by bringing the concepts, strategies, and techniques of the top ten percent, who control ninety percent of our nation’s wealth, to the hard-working folks in the middle. Helping clients plot and plan a home purchase, retire debt, and build their economic confidence gives Vidal a sense of purpose, and makes his clients heroes in their lives and the lives of their loved ones. That’s powerful! 

Vidal Peoples is a native New Yorker, born in Jamaica, Queens but has southern roots, having been raised in Birmingham, Alabama since the age of two. He graduated from the Metropolitan College of New York School for Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2005 and went on to receive his MBA from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business.