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|Vincent (Vinnie) R. Slavin
Date of Birth: January 30, 1960
Position: Vice President/Partner
Vinnie, a true New Yorker, was born in The Bronx and lived in Rockaway, NY with his fiancee, Anna and worked in the city. He left his loving fiancee, Anna (engaged for 4 years and planning a wedding), his son Michael, 12 years old, his mother, Loretta, and all of his friends.
Directly after graduating from high school in 1978, Vinnie found his niche – Wall Street – working on the floor. The world of trading was so crazy and gave him energy. He loved his job and once said that, “Chaos was his friend”. His passion for trading grew stronger and in 1992, he acquired a position at Cantor Fitzgerald, later becoming a Partner and Vice President within the firm. His enthusiasm and unique personality touched everyone. He used his creativity to be the first to write on all the IPO’s for the firm. Every morning you would hear Vinnie on the loud speaker announcing the IPO’s in his “French” New York accent, “Attencion. Attencion”. He had style; he was fun, funny, and full of life.
Not only did he succeed at work, he succeeded at home and in life. He was a loving husband-to-be to Anna, a super dad to Michael and a great son. This was indeed the best year of his life. Vinnie lived each day to the fullest – Jacuzzi before work, loud hip hop music cruising into work, smooth dancing and romancing in the evening with candlelight dinners with Anna at home, relaxing, playing hard and showing Anna and Michael the world.
Vinnie loved his second home in Vermont and was so excited about the “Palace” he was building. Vinnie and Anna (along with Michael, friends, families, and their dogs) could escape to Vermont to cook, run in the leaves, ski in the winter and make snow angels. He had many passions: he boxed for charities, loved diving with Anna and recently dove the Blue Hole in Belize. Vinnie was extraordinarily wonderful. He made the world go around in every way and left a special, meaningful and loving impression on everyone that he met. He was a generous person and loved life.
We thank you God for bringing Vinnie into this world and our lives. Thank you Vinnie, for all the love, compassion, smiles, happiness, energy and encouragement and for sharing your heart with us. We love you so very much and miss you. Words cannot express the beautiful, loving tears that fill our hearts daily of you.
Much Love, Anna, Michael and Loretta.