Marc Shachtman

Founder & CEO

Marc Shachtman is the Founder and CEO of True Wealth Advisory Group, located in Miami, Florida.

True Wealth Advisory Group is solely committed to serving the distinct financial needs of ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families and organizations.

Prior to the creation of True Wealth Advisory Group, Marc served as Executive Director and Senior Banker at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. There, he led an integrated team of specialists who advised clients on their complex wealth management needs, including investments, wealth transfer strategies and lending.

Marc served as a Banker Team Lead for the Miami market, mentoring a team of colleagues, and was a member of the J.P. Morgan U.S. Private Bank Advisory Council, which solicits feedback and ideas that help address local and global business challenges and shape Private Bank priorities nationally.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Marc was a Vice President in the Investment Management Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Miami where he advised ultra-high-net-worth clients and led a training program for summer associates. He received an award for “Outstanding Contribution to Private Wealth Management.”

Marc received his Bachelor of the Arts degree with Honors in Economics and Government from Oberlin College. He also earned his Master of Business Administration degree with Honors in Finance, and a specialty in Investment Management, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Monica Izquierdo

Director of Client Relations & Operations

Monica is fully committed to providing a first-class client experience. She has more than 15 years of relationship management experience in the financial industry and private wealth management. She is skilled in helping clients with their unique financial needs and is dedicated to business operational excellence.

Prior to joining True Wealth Advisory Group, Monica was a Relationship and Project Manager in the Private Banking division and the Corporate Desk division of the Standard Chartered Bank (LatAm, Miami office). There, she helped to ensure the business operations ran smoothly. Her work included developing and executing strategic plans for business transitions. Her role also encompassed overseeing clients’ corporate trade operations and financial plans to fit their distinct and diverse needs. While there, she was elected to the Standard Chartered Bank’s internal talent program, offered to high potential and performing employees—a program that recognizes women leaders and offers additional professional development.

Before Monica’s experience at Standard Chartered Bank, she helped to build and enhance client experiences as an Account Officer for Espirito Santo Bank in Miami. She also worked in the Global Investment Specialist team at JPMorgan Chase—liaising with analysts and bankers to communicate investment ideas and strategies to their clients. Prior to this, she was an analyst in Private Wealth Management at Guggenheim Partners Advisors.

Monica received her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Economics from the University of Florida. She also holds an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts Management from the Miami Culinary Institute. She is also deeply involved in raising funds to support public education. Monica is fluent in English and Spanish.


Ana Ruiz

Senior Client Service Associate

Ana Ruiz, a Cuban American Miami native is the Senior Client Service Associate at True Wealth Advisory Group. With close to ten years of experience in the financial industry with a focus in Private Wealth Management, she is dedicated to client satisfaction and performance. Understanding her clients’ success is ultimately her success. She is both fluent in English and Spanish.

Prior to joining True Wealth Advisory Group, Ana worked for Morgan Stanley for six years. In that time, she acquired the skills and experience that helped shape her career in Private Wealth Management. There, she supported two brokerage teams with a combined 200 million dollars in AUMs. She assisted with all client matters, further developing her attention to detail and passion for client satisfaction. Her ability to multitask combined with her keen eye for organization makes her the perfect asset to the team, ensuring all aspects are carefully monitored and appropriately taken care of.

When not in the office, you can find Ana relaxing by the pool with her husband and daughter. As a family they love to travel and savor the most precious moments in life.

Christopher Aranalde

Investment Associate

Prior to joining True Wealth Advisory Group, Chris was an Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management where he built a multi-million-dollar book of business. There, Chris constructed and presented investment portfolios and financial plans to clients as well as managing client portfolios consisting of equities, fixed income, and alternative investments. Chris also has extensive internship experience in the Venture Capital and Hedge Fund spaces.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Babson College in Boston. While at Babson, Chris was a four-year starting goalie on the Men’s Lacrosse team. In his free time, Chris enjoys skiing, water sports, fishing, rooting on his favorite sports teams and spending time with his friends and family. Chris is a huge New York Giants, Rangers, Yankees, and Knicks fan and tries to attend as many games as possible.