Magdalena G. Johndrow
Magdalena Johndrow built the foundations of her career in the financial industry working on Wall Street at Barclays and JPMorgan. She spent her first year at Barclays as a financial analyst working closely with fixed income traders. Drawn to the human side of finance, Maggie quickly advanced to a client services role, where her team managed high net worth clients and institutions. It wasn’t long before she began trading for and servicing those clients.
Always eager to add value beyond her given role, Maggie accepted an opportunity to serve on the Barclays’ Women’s Initiative Network Board. In 2015, she moved with her team from Barclays to JPMorgan, advancing to an Investment Associate and playing a crucial role in transitioning the business and helping the team retain most their clients.
Maggie joined Farmington River Financial Group as an Associate Financial Advisor, where she works closely with the team, lending her expertise to client services and investing. In addition, she aspires to reach out to individuals early in their financial lives, to help set them up for financial success.
She recognizes many “investment gaps” in the financial world, which is a driving factor for her dedication to financial planning. All too often, women struggle to find advisors that understand their specific needs. Maggie hopes to provide the necessary guidance and expertise to women. A first generation American of Polish descent, she also desires to service the growing Polish community in the tristate area. From her own experiences, she understands how cultural barriers may dissuade new investors. Maggie plans to draw on her familial experiences and heritage to add to investors’ comfort levels.
Maggie has been featured in many national publications including U.S. News, Forbes, MSN-Money, and the Hartford Business Journal, being cited as an expert on women and millennial financial planning.
Whether monitoring the global economy or volunteering, Maggie’s diverse passions are united by a desire to help others. She has served on the young professional nonprofit boards of Women’s World Banking (2012-2014) and NGO Sustainability, Inc. (2010-2016). Maggie is part of the Connecticut Financial Advisory Council (CTGAC), where she leads the organization committee. Maggie also joined the Junior League of Hartford and is looking forward to volunteering with other women leaders in our community. Maggie also currently serves on the Board of Alumni Directors for her alma mater Miss Porter’s School. Being able to volunteer with Miss Porter’s School is particularly special to Maggie, as it was here she first found her love for economics and finance. When she is not volunteering, Maggie can be found at the beach, running road races – most recently completing the Surftown Half in Rhode Island – playing tennis, skiing in Vermont and traveling with her husband, Christopher to NYC, France, Switzerland, Poland, Costa Rica, Tulum, and most recently Portland, ME.
Maggie earned her BA in Economics, magna cum laude at Providence College (2010), her Master’s Degree (M.Sc.) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2012), and is fluent in Polish.