Karla M. Gareau
Wealth Advisory Group, Managing Associate

Karla M. Gareau, MBA is a Managing Associate with the Wealth Advisory Group. She started her career in theatre and fundraising, then made the jump to finance with the Wealth Advisory Group in 2014. She spent 10 years working in non-profit agencies and is now working on giving back in a different capacity by building a community of people who will help change the culture around financial stigma.  

Karla earned her B.A. in English from Marist College where she served as the President of the Marist College Council on Theatre Arts and received the Gerard A. Cox Award for excellence in theatre. She received her M.B.A. from the College of St. Rose with a specialization in not-for-profit management and was inducted into Delta Mu Delta for being in the top 20% of her class.

In her spare time, she sits on the Board of Directors for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. She spends her free time reading and listening to true crime podcasts. She lives in Rensselaer with her boyfriend and two cats.