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James Iannazzo biography: 10 things about ex-Merrill Lynch advisor from Fairfield, Connecticut


James Anthony “Jim” Iannazzo is a white man originally from Norwalk, Connecticut, United States. He actively volunteers at community events and supports several non-profit organizations in Fairfield, Connecticut where he lives with his wife and their three children.

When Iannazzo is not coaching his children in baseball and basketball, he and his family enjoy bike riding and traveling together. As a licensed investment advisor in Connecticut and in Texas, USA, he enjoys helping people anticipate, identify, and achieve meaningful goals by bringing them value that extends beyond ordinary wealth management.

For Iannazzo, it is gratifying to bring clients his experience and energy. Here are 10 more things about him:

James Iannazzo (©Fairfield Police Department)
James Iannazzo (©Fairfield Police Department)
  1. In 1991, he graduated from Norwalk High School in Norwalk.
  2. In 1995, he graduated from the University of Connecticut in Mansfield, Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in finance and started working for Merrill Lynch as a wealth management advisor.
  3. In 2004, his wife gave birth to a son. The son is allergic to nuts.
  4. In 2018 and in 2019, he was included in Forbes’ list of best-in-state wealth advisors.
  5. In March 2019, Barron’s recognized him as one of the top 1,200 advisors in the U.S. state by state for the fifth year in a row.
  6. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021, he and his wife bought a new house worth $1.3 million in Fairfield.
  7. On January 22, 2022, he brought home a smoothie he bought from a Robeks store in Fairfield, which caused allergic reaction that sent his nut-allergic son to the hospital. Just before 2:30 p.m. that day, he went back to the store, demanded to know who made the smoothie, tossed a beverage at an employee named Gianna Miranda, then 17, and commented on the immigration status of another employee. A video of the incident went viral. According to the employees, he ordered a peanut smoothie with no peanut butter but did not note the request was because of an allergy.
  8. He was 48 years old when he turned himself and was arrested on January 22, 2022. He was charged with intimidation based on bigotry or bias in the second degree, breach of peace in the second degree and criminal trespass in the first degree. He deeply regretted his actions and acknowledged that he acted completely out of character in the Robeks store in Fairfield that day, according to his lawyer Frank Riccio.
  9. On January 23, 2022, Merrill Lynch fired him.
  10. On February 7, 2022, he will appear in Bridgeport Superior Court.

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