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Modesto "Moe" Ruggiero, CEPA

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Modesto “Moe” Ruggiero is founder of Ruggiero Wealth Management (RWM). For more than 35 years he has led a boutique team which helps families manage their wealth, businesses, and legacies. Due to the trust that Moe has cultivated over the years, as many as four generations of the same family have relied on RWM for their financial, investment management, and succession planning needs.

Before entering the financial services industry in 1986, Moe worked at McDonald Douglas in St. Louis as a Flight Test Engineer on the F-18 Navy flight test program. During his travels, he became interested in studying business. This, combined with his desire to interact and help people more directly, led him to redirect his analytical skills to pursue a career in wealth management.

He is active in the community and is deeply involved with his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, where he has chaired various committees. Currently, he is on the scholarship committee. He served on the University of ND’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and also as president of the ND Club of Cleveland. Most recently, he joined the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital Board of trustees and St. Vincent Charity’s Spine and Orthopedic Institute Leadership Council. In the past, he has helped many community service organizations, including a church endowment fund, an inner-city junior tennis league, and a center dedicated to helping impoverished residents.

Family is extremely important to all the Ruggieros. Moe’s parents emigrated to America from Italy. He and his wife, Angela, have four grown children and live in Brecksville with their dog.  Moe enjoys traveling, bicycling, CrossFit workouts, and playing bocce with family and friends.

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  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • PA
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

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  • BS Engineering, Aerospace, University of Notre Dame


  • Wealth Advisor
  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
600 Superior Ave East
27th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
  • (216) 736-8317

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