Mitchell Anthony Vazquez was born in 1968 – the second of two sons in a
middle-class family. He grew up in the Seattle area of Washington State and
attended public school where he excelled academically and athletically.
In 1986, Mr. Vazquez applied and was accepted to Stanford University in Palo
Alto, CA. His family did not have the means to fund his education, so he
financed it himself through a scholarship, student loans, and part time work.
During the school year, Vazquez worked part time at Smith Barney’s Palo Alto
office before classes started. In the evenings, he earned money tutoring
calculus – a job he could schedule around his classes.
In 1990, Mitchell Vazquez earned a Bachelor degree in Economics with honors
and distinction from Stanford University. With this achievement, he became the
first person in his family of any generation to graduate from college.
Mitch Vazquez does not take these influences for granted. He uses his
financial success to support both his 69 year old mother, Cindy Vazquez, and his
92 year old grandmother, Phyllis Reedy – both of whom he moved from Ohio to
Southern Connecticut in 2008.
Mr. Vazquez currently lives in New Canaan, Connecticut. He is the proud father of three sons, and has a Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Valentine.