Our Team

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

At our firm, we have the client—and only the client—in mind.

Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world. We invite you to discover and experience the power of our services. We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get opinions from several sources with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.

No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.

Our Team

Steven T. Duplain

Wealth Advisor

Principal & Managing Director



"My conviction is that we each have within us the ability to overcome any problem or difficulty that we may encounter in life. This inherent potential is a state of life characterized by limitless courage, wisdom, and compassion."

Steven T. Duplain, Founder and Managing Director of Humanitas, is a native of Chicago, IL. Since his start in the financial services industry over 30 years ago, Steven has championed working with individuals and families, educating financial professionals, and guiding millennials and pre-retirees through life’s challenges with effective and personalized financial strategies. Steven is personally invested and genuinely committed to helping each client attain their dynamic life goals.

Outside of the office, Steven and his wife Charna enjoy horse riding, scuba diving, and water skiing.  For relaxation, they enjoy traveling, with Jamaica being their absolute favorite spot and Japan coming in a close second.

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Tony Parish, CFA®, CQF

Chief Investment Officer

(Alphastar Capital Management)

Tony joined Alphastar as Chief Investment Officer in April 2019, acting as Chair of the Investment Committee and overseeing and guiding Alphastar’s investment policies, money manager partnerships, and portfolio model offerings.

Tony brings a wealth of experience to the Alphastar team, most recently having worked with Sage Advisory Services in Austin, TX as the Director of Quantitative Strategies; helping manage multiple objective-based investment strategies and serving on the firm’s Investment Committee, providing input on ~$12.5 billion of AUM. Previously, Tony worked in product development and analytics with Deutsche Asset Management, Credit Suisse, and Oppenheimer Funds in New York City. He is passionate about working on financial data science projects (yes, really), and he specializes in quantitative modeling of multi-asset portfolios. Before moving to portfolio management, Tony began his career as a financial journalist, leading an editorial team for Investor Relations Magazine.

Armin Sarabi

General Counsel

(Alphastar Capital Management)

Armin is the Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel of Alphastar. He oversees Alphastar’s regulatory compliance program and provides legal advice and counsel to the company in a variety of legal and business matters.

Armin earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver, CO. He also holds a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and one in Philosophy from the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Key Relationships to Provide a Comprehensive Plan

As with our clients, our strategic partnerships are strong because of our relationships. We built our extended team with the confidence and trust that we'll always have our client's best interest in mind. Our first priority is helping you take care of yourself and your family. With that in mind, we have partnered with firms just as dedicated to helping our clients by providing first class wealth management and powerful attentiveness to administration.

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