Cynthia DiBartolo, Esq.

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CYNTHIA DIBARTOLO, ESQ. is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tigress Financial Partners. She guides the overall strategy and direction of the firm where she has parlayed her extensive corporate and securities experience into a new generation of financial services firms.

In her professional life, Cynthia has 35 years of accomplishment-laden practice working in finance. She spent more than two decades aligned with Fortune 500 companies, driving achievements in revenue growth, brand expansion and new offerings. Her ability to set the overall vision and strategy for a company propelled her career at Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney-Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Her impressive track record in sales, compliance and risk management contributed significantly to the firms’ profitability.

After battling head and neck cancer in 2009, she founded Tigress Financial Partners in 2011, a woman owned and operated Financial Services Firm sensitive to people with disabilities. Tigress is a fully licensed investment bank, broker dealer and registered investment advisor dedicated to the principles of diversity and inclusion. Tigress offers Proprietary Research, Investment Banking, Sales & Trading, Capital Markets, Asset Management and Wealth Management services.

In March 2021, StoneX Capital Inc, a Fortune 100 Company, purchased a minority stake in Tigress, the nation’s only disabled and woman-owned financial service firm.

Cynthia was profiled by Forbes in their CEO Series in an article entitled “A Tigress in a Shark Tank”. Forbes described Cynthia as “one tenacious Tigress…her father’s words inspired her to pick herself up from tragedy and start a business. Both the woman and her story are unique, amazing and forcefully inspiring.”

Cynthia is committed to paying it forward and her extensive outside business affiliations include:

  • Chairperson of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Steering Committee for Financial Services, under the appointment of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
  • Founder & Chairperson of the Diversity Broker- Dealer & Asset Management Coalition
  • Member of Executive Task Force for The Wall Street Journal: Women in the Economy
  • Vice President of the Women’s Syndicate Association
  • Business Leader to the White House Business Council for the Obama Administration
  • Business Leader for Governor Cuomo’s Ten Points-Women’s Initiative
  • Authored op-ed articles onCampaign Finance Reform”, “Capital for Small Business”, “Increasing Minimum Wage” “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act” and “Women’s Equality”
  • Testified before House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Representative Carolyn Maloney on Paid Family Medical Insurance
  • Participated with Senator Kristen Gillibrant in the Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit
  • Testified before a Congressional Briefing hosted by Senator Robert Casey, Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congressman Jerry Nadler on Making Pregnancy Discrimination a Thing of the Past: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35 & the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • Chairperson for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit
  • Member of the Small Business Majority Summit at the White House
  • Testified at the White House on Campaign Finance Reform
  • Member of the White House Leadership Summit along with Valarie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Deputy United States Trade Representative with respect to International Trade
  • Board of Consultor for Villanova University, Charles Widger School of


In 1980, Cynthia was named a Congressional Nominee to West Point Military Academy. She attended Wagner College on Academic Scholarship, graduating with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Theatre and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from Villanova University, School of Law. She holds FINRA Series SIE, 7, 24, 63 and 99 Licenses. She was admitted to the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut State Bars.