Our Partners

  • John A. Zaro, III, CFA, CIC

    Managing Member, General Partner

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    After 20 years in the investment world, Mr. Zaro was determined to provide a better way to help wealthy individuals, their families and foundations meet their objectives. In 1999 he founded Bourgeon with the mandate to develop a true partnership with every client, through honest and inquisitive conversations and by honoring their interests at all times.

    Mr. Zaro enjoyed a successful career at the highest levels of the investment management business. As senior managing director and partner at Warburg Pincus Asset Management, he assisted in the implementation of a new investment process for the Private Client/High Net Worth Client Group. He also served as a portfolio manager and alpha target manager for J.P. Morgan Investment Management, and was vice president at Morgan Stanley, at Jefferies & Company and at Smith Barney.

    Mr. Zaro received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Economics from Stanford University. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


  • Laura K. Drynan, CFA, CFP®, CIC


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    Ms. Drynan brings over 20 years of investment experience to Bourgeon. For the last 10 years, she has focused exclusively on helping ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals achieve their multi-generational investment goals through the use of customized portfolios designed for their specific needs. Through the years, Laura has become a trusted advisor to many of her clients as result of her long tenured relationships and client focus.

    Her market insights and investment expertise have been nurtured over 23 years, beginning at Credit Suisse First Boston where she became a key member of a top-ranked investment research team. After leaving Wall Street, she joined Barbenco Investment Advisors, a Connecticut-based family office, rising to the role of President and Chief Investment Officer. She joined Bourgeon as a partner in 2010.

    Ms. Drynan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.