Dario was Vice President, Sales at Smith Barney & Co., Inc. for 12 years. Invited by Kidder, Peabody, & Co. to co-found a Hartford branch of their brokerage, Dario remained with Kidder for 9 years, becoming a Senior Vice President servicing the needs of both institutional and individual clients. In 1989 Dario founded the broker-dealer Hartford Financial Group, Inc. as well as the investment advisory firm of Hartford Financial Management, Inc., to which the business has transitioned over the years. Dario is Vice Chairman of the Greater Hartford YMCA. He maintains overall responsibility for the firm in its current activities as an investment advisor as well as its client relationships, and he also provides client portfolio management.