Marc C. Labadie, MPAS®, CFP®, AIF®

Marc Labadie is the Executive Vice President at RTD Financial. In addition to overseeing RTD’s business lines and strategic initiatives, he works directly with the firm’s entity clients. Marc specializes in working with the boards and finance committees of regional, national and international nonprofit medical, professional, or trade organizations and their foundations and endowments. In this capacity, he brings his formal training and experience in serving as a fiduciary to advise and educate clients placed in this important, and often unfamiliar role. 

The son of a chemical engineer, Marc spent more than a few family dinners and homework sessions during his childhood, asking for the “executive summary” to a technically accurate but long-winded explanation to solve a problem.  His upbringing not only fueled his work ethic and attention to detail but also his creativity.  Not only can Marc analyze the issue at hand to propose a solution, the “what”, but he can also effectively communicate the “why” of this solution to all stakeholders.

Marc has spent almost half of his life at RTD and is a senior equity shareholder and member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He is actively involved in the leadership of the organization, serving as part of the firm’s day-to-day leadership team. 

Sharing his expertise within the industry and community, Marc has presented at numerous conferences and webinars, as well as regularly authoring articles and blog posts. He is a volunteer board member of the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE), as well as the PLAN of PA, which specializes in integrated care management and special needs trust administration. 

Growing up in Southern New Jersey, Marc continues to reside in the Delaware Valley region with his wife, Christine and daughter, Lauren. In his spare time, Marc enjoys spending time with his family at the Delaware beaches. He is an avid golfer, and enjoys boating, fishing, travel and attending live music concerts.

Getting to know Marc

What do you enjoy most about working at RTD?

In an industry which seems to do its best to make things difficult for the consumer to understand where things truly stand, I feel fortunate to have found a firm so early in my career that is the exact opposite. Our client-centered culture embodies transparency, openness, and monitoring progress towards goals in everything we do.

What makes you good at what you do?

As a business owner and natural entrepreneur, I genuinely love learning the stories of how our various committee members, their organizations, and the organization’s leaders, got to where they are today and what is most important to them. I enjoy being engaged in the “why” behind their motivations to better advise and educate them towards an even greater tomorrow.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

From industry legend and thought leader Warren Buffett, one of his famous quotes: “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” Whether it is about investing or other things in life, having a plan and the discipline to stick with it is the biggest driver of success. 

What are your passions outside of work?

Some may be surprised to hear that as much as I enjoy golfing, it’s the interaction through golf that has been most meaningful to me. I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many interesting people, make some incredible friendships, and learn a lot about who people really are based on how they interact on a golf course!

Professional Designations & Memberships

Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
Master Planner Advanced Studies℠
Financial Planning Association (FPA)
National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA)
Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE)
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
Association Management Company Institute (AMCI)