After many years as a Private Wealth Advisor, Charles Dabrowski founded Palatine Hill in February 2017. Palatine Hill has since evolved to become a Member of Advisory Services Network, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor. As Co-Founder and Trusted Advisor, Charles delivers personalized investment solutions to help high net-worth families work toward their long-term professional and personal financial goals. Prior to starting Palatine Hill Wealth Management, he spent more than 7 years advising and servicing high net worth families and foundations an Advisor ad a large boutique wealth management firm in Southeast Michigan. He is also passionate about the health and welfare of children and is a board member of Leaders for Kids which is an advisory board to the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation.
In his own words:
1. What’s your most important career accomplishment to-date?
Founding Palatine Hill Wealth Management.
2. How have you redefined leadership through your professional success?
Firm culture. The financial industry is fairly rigid from the dress code to the narrow focus of most advisors as simply investment brokers. We have created and continue to build a culture that values our clients first, and empowers our advisors and employees to make good decisions for our clients and the firm. We do that by creating a culture that values our team members, values personal and professional growth, and values their input on firm wide goals.
3. Why is civic engagement (volunteerism) important to you?
Sergio Marchionne once said "The true value of a leader is not measured by what he has gained during his career but rather by what he has given. It is not what you accomplish today, but the legacy you will leave behind." Simply put, I feel fortunate for the partnerships we have created, and the clients we serve, and its important that I give back time and resources to civic institutions that are helping our Detroit community. To me that means supporting the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation through the committee Leaders for Kids which I helped create, and the Boy Scouts of America through another event I founded called Dodge for Detroit.
4. How have you disrupted the idea of traditional leadership? How do you express leadership?
Leadership starts with a core set of values that you follow with your actions, not just with your words. It is something that must be practiced everyday. At Palatine Hill we lead by creating a work and firm culture that supports our team members both personally and professionally.
5. What is a blue sky goal that you would like to accomplish in your career?
We don't measure our organization using "blue sky goals". Instead we focus on creating a process that adds value to our clients, supports personal and professional growth among our team, and have a strong conviction that success and a growing business will be the outcome of those focal points.
6. Why did you choose to pursue your passion/profession in Metro-Detroit? How do you intend to impact the region through your work?
I was born in Michigan and always viewed Detroit as my home, regardless of where I was living. I thought that the city had some real opportunities for growth and in 2010 I moved back to the city to work and grow professionally. In 2010 many of my peers didn't understand the growth and opportunity that was around the corner for Detroit and the region but I think my decision was validated over the course of the last 8 years; and I believe there is more good in store for our community moving forward.
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