Henry P.M. Paap, MBAVice President - Investment Officer
Through life, there are anticipated milestones and unexpected events. Henry is passionate about helping clients navigate the financial matters in their lives. Whether approaching a transition in life such as retirement; wanting to achieve that lake house for family vacations; or ensuring future generations have a financial start, client goals are personal. Henry believes trust and professional guidance are the critical foundation of his client relationships.
History and Experience
Education, honor and service are themes that have driven Henry both professionally and personally. Born in the Netherlands, Henry grew up during World War II, a time of unprecedented devastation throughout Europe. While peace was eventually restored, there were many hardships along the way, especially the loss of his father. However, he found that in the darkest of times, there can be light. The role the United States played in liberating his homeland made a profound impact on Henry as a young man.
Upon graduation from high school, Henry served in the armed forces and then studied international business administration at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands. In 1965, he fulfilled a dream by coming to the United States, and in 1970 he earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. That same year, he also became a naturalized US citizen.
In 1997, Henry was appointed Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to New England, to help facilitate and strengthen diplomatic, business and cultural ties between the two countries. This was a post he held with the help of a full time staff at his Boston Consular office, while he continued to grow and manage his investment practice. Shortly after retiring from his consular duties in 2008, Queen Beatrix recognized his contributions, trust and service by bestowing a Knighthood upon him.
Away from the Office
Henry serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. Henry and his wife reside in Wellesley, Massachusetts and have two grown children. Their favorite recreational activities include patronizing the performing arts as well as sailing in Buzzards Bay, playing tennis and skiing in New Hampshire.