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Rockefeller Global Family Office offers a full range of services. At the core is an open architecture investment and advisory group with expertise in wealth planning and structuring; investments, asset allocation, manager selection and implementation; as well as trust and fiduciary matters. As a deeply resourced firm with a boutique approach, we offer tailored advice and special access to unique investment opportunities.

The Boston team works with clients whose investable assets range from $25 million to hundreds of millions of dollars. These include business owners and entrepreneurs, private equity general partners, multigenerational families and select non-profits whose investment parameters incorporate sustainability/ESG considerations. Our vision is to be trusted advisors in navigating the complexities of wealth. We operate with a fiduciary mindset and a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our ultimate mission is to empower our clients to achieve their goals and aspirations and profound peace of mind.

Rockefeller Family Office – Boston
(857) 504-8720

bostonfamilyoffice@rockco.com

500 Boylston Street
Suite 1300
Boston, MA 02116

“We are a global family office that has served the Rockefeller family since 1882, and the story of the first family in family wealth is our blueprint.”

Timothy D. O’Hara, Co-President, Rockefeller Global Family Office

“When people ask me why I think the family has succeeded, I say that the family has chosen to have high-level advisors whom they totally trust and who are not just yes-men and -women but you know give their honest opinions.”

David Rockefeller, Jr.

MARK PANARESE

Sr. Client Advisor, MD
mpanarese@rockco.com
(857) 504-8701
Biography +

RICH RODESCHINI

Client Operations Associate
rrodeschini@rockco.com
(857) 504-8707

HEATHER GELCHION

Sr. Investment Advisor, MD
hgelchion@rockco.com
(857) 504-8706

MARISA MOORE

Senior Client Associate
MAMoore@rockco.com
(212)-549-5399

VICTORIA GARDINER

Client Advisor, VP
vgardiner@rockco.com
(857) 504-8702

TIM DONAHUE

Senior Investment Associate
TDonahue@rockco.com
(857)-504-8734

BRIAN FERRARO

Senior Wealth Planner
bferraro@rockco.com
(857) 504-8708

Our commitment to bringing expertise from multiple viewpoints is brought to the forefront when collaborating with the following individuals. The Rockefeller difference is the expertise we can bring to all aspects of your life.

TIMOTHY D. O’HARA

President of the Family Office & Co-Head of the Rockefeller Global Family Office
tohara@rockco.com
(212) 549-5360

MICHAEL BRAKEY

Head of Strategic Client Solutions
mbrakey@rockco.com
(212) 549-5388

JIMMY CHANG, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer of Rockefeller Global Family Office, MD
jchang@rockco.com
(212) 549-5218

TOM DAVIDSON

President, The Rockefeller Trust Company (Delaware)
tdavidson@rockco.com
(302) 830-3720

CHLOE DUANSHI, CFA®

Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction, MD
cduanshi@rockco.com
(212) 549-5374

ADRIENNE HART

Vice President and Head of Philanthropy
ahart@rockco.com
(484) 209-2037

TIMOTHY LAFFEY

Head of Tax Policy & Research, SVP
tlaffey@rockco.com
(484) 209-2062
 

ELISABETH O. MADDEN

President of the Rockefeller Trust Company
emadden@rockco.com
(212) 549-5413
 

ELIZABETH P. MUNSON

Chairperson, Rockefeller Trust Companies
emunson@rockco.com
(212) 549-5400

JOSEPH ROBERTS

Head of Wealth Strategy, MD
jroberts@rockco.com
(484) 209-2043
 

R. MITCHELL THEISS

Executive Chairman, Strategic Advisory, MD
mtheiss@rockco.com
(212) 549-5309

CANDICE DIAL

Director of ESG Investments, SVP
cdial@rockco.com
(212) 549-5107

WENDY XU

Director of Private Equity, SVP
wxu@rockco.com
(212) 549-5238

GRACE YOON

Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
gyoon@rockco.com
(212) 549-5392

JANET WELCH

Head of Family Office Services
jwelch@rockco.com
(203) 717-6614

BARRY WINTNER

Head of Manager Approval, MD
bwintner@rockco.com
(212) 549-5287
A leading private wealth practice…
Customized Investment Strategy Design

We diagnose and evaluate your financial situation and design a tailored investment strategy for you, combining long-term goals and near-term opportunities.

Portfolio Management & Optimization

We manage your complete financial ecosystem including tax & estate planning, insurance, retirement entities, and your investments.

Investment, Tax & Legal Advisor Coordination

We work with your Tax Advisor to manage your investments in a tax-efficient manner and coordinate with your Attorneys to help plan your estate, structure business transactions, and manage charitable donations.

Risk Management

We align your portfolio with your tolerance for risk and monitor your allocation for unexpected behavior in multiple market conditions.

Cash Management, Optimization, & Access

We handle all cash activity and cash equivalents including loans, banking products, and mortgages.

Ongoing Monitoring & Performance Analytics

We provide you with a high level of transparency through advanced analytics and regular meetings with our team.

merged with holistic advisory and family office services.

The Rockefeller difference is our combination of holistic and specialized services, designed to complement customized wealth planning and advisory.

family office
  • Financial Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Tax Efficient Planning & Preparation
  • Family Legacy & Governance Advisory
  • Bill payment
  • Philanthropy advisory
  • Human Resources Services
  • Cash flow and liquidity planning
  • Next Gen Financial Education
  • Aggregated Reporting
strategic advisory

Rockefeller Capital Management provides strategic advice to ultra-high-net worth families, family offices, individuals and corporations. Families that own businesses or are interested in purchasing a business can come to Rockefeller Capital Management for thoughtful, tailored advice on whether to sell a business, sell a portion of a business, purchase a business or grow an existing business.
Rockefeller Capital Management also works with corporations seeking customized, innovative solutions and independent advice on strategic transactions. Our focus is to deliver exceptional results for our clients through flawless execution and to help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Rockefeller Capital Management provides securities activities and services through Rockefeller Financial LLC, its registered broker-dealer, member FINRA, SIPC.

• Differentiated, independent advice for entrepreneurs and business owners

• Execution across private and public companies owned or operated by our clients

• Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raises

• Real estate advisory

• Sports franchise advisory

asset management

Rockefeller Asset Management serves individuals, families and institutional investors whose focus on alpha generation requires an experiences partner with a demonstrable investment history. With more than 30 years of experience in global investing, we offer Equity and Fixed Income strategies whose performance over multiple market cycles is driven by a disciplined process and our collaborative culture.

Equity Strategies

  • We offer global, U.S., and non-U.S., thematic dedicated environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) equity strategies for institutions and individuals. A core differentiator of Rockefeller’s approach is our well established practice of constructively engaging shareholders in a way that drives long-term value creation across portfolios and improves ESG standards globally.

Fixed Income Strategies

  • We offer a range of tax-exempt and taxable fixed income strategies, serving high-net worth and family office clients. Our fixed income investment process employs an analysis of macro-economic conditions complemented by fundamental credit research set within a sophisticated risk management and portfolio construction framework.
life style advisory

We are pleased to offer our clients and their families special access and privileges through a handful of thoughtfully vetted and selected partners – each preeminent providers in their respective fields – providing highly personalized support on how to simplify, navigate, and elevate modern life.

Private Aviation
• A unique private aviation platform designed exclusively for Rockefeller Capital Management Clients

Private Health Advisory
• Proactive health and wellness support, travel/emergency contingency 24/7 and complete management of any health concern.

Personal Security
• A total security solution tailored to each client and location, assessing their needs and goals.

Emergency Travel Services
• The world’s leading organization providing medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services.

Art Advisory
• With access to specialists in art and collectibles globally, experts will provide guidance through the sales and acquisition process.

Next Gen Advisory
• Career and life coaching for emerging professionals, as well as health and wellness resources for young adults.

Elder Care
• A unique benefit that can help with everything related to aging, elder care or special needs.

Virtual Specialty Care
• A virtual specialty care platform that leverages sophisticated technology to curate access to a network of leading doctors across 48 US hospitals for expert insights on specific health concerns.

Once in a Lifetime Experiences
• Almost any “bucket list” wish can be fulfilled for Rockefeller clients with VIP-savvy concierge experts who can pave the way to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, whether meeting global stars, participating in iconic events, or realizing other long-held dreams.

Unique Travel Experiences
• A leading travel concierge service that offers exclusive planning and booking for Rockefeller clients seeking unforgettable vacations. Clients have access at member-only rates to unique settings and destinations with family privileges.

Purpose-Driven Wine Platform
• A leading wine-appreciation platform offering a single source for Rockefeller clients interested in fine wines, insider offers and access to unique experiences. Clients can obtain allocated, reserve, library and collector-level wines. Through the Rockefeller Live Well Do Good Membership Program, a portion of profits go to support The Ocean Foundation.

Cyber Security
• An exclusive boutique company with a proven history of providing elite cyber-protection services for all digital security needs of individuals and their families to eliminate the risk of cyberattacks.

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TIMOTHY D. O’HARA

TIMOTHY D. O’HARA

Co-President, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Timothy D. O’Hara is Co-President of the Rockefeller Global Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Tim is responsible for leading a team of talented senior client advisors and multigenerational wealth planning experts, building upon Rockefeller’s rich history of serving ultra-high-net-worth families through an expanded offering of investment, tax and estate planning, strategic advisory, and trustee services, while creating access to strategic partnerships providing risk management and lifestyle-enhancing services.

Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2018, Tim was President and CEO of Ayco, joining in 1996 as a client advisor in the Ayco Family Office. He assumed roles of increasing responsibility, including Head of the Ayco Family Office and Executive Vice President of the Asset Management, Insurance, and Finance divisions.

Tim earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Le Moyne College and his J.D. from Albany Law School. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Tim serves as a Trustee of Albany Law School, on the Board of Advisors of Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College, on the Parents Executive Committee at Villanova University, and on the Board of GreenSlate.

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JIMMY CHANG, CFA®

JIMMY CHANG, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer of Rockefeller Global Family Office, MD

 

Jimmy C. Chang, CFA®, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and is a Chartered Financial Analyst®.

Jimmy has spent more than 16 years with Rockefeller. Prior to becoming the Chief Investment Officer in 2020, Jimmy was the Chief Investment Strategist and a Senior Portfolio Manager at Rockefeller Asset Management, where he co-managed several equity strategies and had oversight of the Fixed Income group.

Before joining Rockefeller in 2004, Jimmy was a Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Strategist, and Senior Technology Analyst at the U.S. Trust Company of New York, where he led technology equity research and co-managed a technology fund. He previously served as a Senior Marketing Representative and an Advisory Systems Engineer at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) from 1985 to 1994, where he was responsible for client relationship management, business volume, and profit attainments at major international financial services and banking accounts.

Jimmy earned an M.B.A. in Finance/International Business from New York University and a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union.

He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. He serves on the Investment Committee of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

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TOM DAVIDSON

TOM DAVIDSON

President, The Rockefeller Trust Company (Delaware)

 

Tom Davidson is the President of the Rockefeller Trust Company (Delaware). He is responsible for the overall management of the Delaware Trust Company including building and cultivating strong client relationships, fulfilling fiduciary responsibilities, and ensuring adherence to standards and practices. Tom offers innovative solutions to help remedy complex problems involving all aspects of trust administration. He has over 26 years of experience in the trust and estate industry with over 21 years of Delaware specific trust administration, estate planning and fiduciary risk management.

Prior to joining The Rockefeller Trust Company (Delaware), Tom was President of a major international trust company in Delaware. Prior to that role, he was Director of Trust Administration for another major international trust company, also in Delaware. Previously, Tom was Trust Counsel for a prominent national trust company and he was in private practice with a boutique law firm in northern Maryland focusing on estate administration, estate planning, estate litigation, heir disputes and other fiduciary litigation matters. Tom is a veteran having served in the US Air Force as a Flight Engineer Supervisor.

Tom received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his law degree from Widener University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association section of Real Property, Trusts & Estates, a member of the Delaware Estate Planning Council and a former member of the New jersey State Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.

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CANDICE DIAL

CANDICE DIAL

Director of ESG Investments, SVP

 

Candice Dial is the Director of ESG Investments at Rockefeller. In her role, she is responsible for leading strategic ESG initiatives within the Family Office, which includes working with the manager selection team to build the third-party manager platform, engaging in thought leadership activities, and supporting Client Advisors. Previously, Candice implemented a sustainable investing program at the Church Pension Group and managed a $1.2 billion sustainability portfolio oversaw the private market sustainable investing program for the Church Pension Group, a pension fund with assets exceeding $14 billion. Candice has spoken in multiple global sustainable investment conferences and featured and mentioned in various video and print publications.

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CHLOE DUANSHI

CHLOE DUANSHI

Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction, MD

 

Chloe Duanshi is a Managing Director and the Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction for Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

As the Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction, Chloe is responsible for developing broad capital market outlook across asset classes as well as designing strategic and tactical asset allocation guidance for the Rockefeller Global Family Office. Chloe is also focused on working with clients to construct bespoke, institutional-caliber portfolios with traditional and alternative investment solutions, utilizing proprietary portfolio construction techniques that seek to identify and capture a diversified collection of unique, fundamental return drivers.

Before joining Rockefeller, Chloe was a cross-asset strategist at Morgan Stanley, where she specialized in asset allocation and portfolio construction for ultra-high net worth individuals, single family offices, endowments, and foundations. Prior to that, Chloe spent a number of years at BNP Paribas in equities and commodities derivatives.

Chloe received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and M.A. degree in Mathematics from Columbia University. Chloe is a CFA® charterholder.

 

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ADRIENNE HART

ADRIENNE HART

Vice President and Head of Philanthropy 

 

Adrienne Hart is a Vice President and Head of Philanthropy at Rockefeller Capital Management, based in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Adrienne was an Associate in the Private Client Group at Troutman Pepper and a Fiduciary Advisor for Hawthorn, PNC’s Family Office Division. Adrienne has spent her career counseling high-net-worth individuals and families on matters of individual estate, tax, business succession, charitable and generational wealth planning and administration. Adrienne also counsels charitable and non-profit organizations on qualification for and maintenance of tax-exempt status.

Adrienne is a member of the State Bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York as well as the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council. Adrienne received her J.D. and LL.M from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

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TIMOTHY LAFFEY

TIMOTHY LAFFEY

Head of Tax Policy & Research, SVP

 

Timothy Laffey is Head of Tax Policy & Research within the Global Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management. In his role, Tim partners with colleagues across the organization in strategically advising clients with executive compensation, private equity, and multi-state taxation issues, as well as guide them through the implications of tax regulations while advising on tax strategies. He is also responsible for supporting our Family Office tax teams as well as setting tax policy for the Family Office.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Tim was a Senior Vice President and Senior Wealth Planner in Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Regional Wealth Planning group and was a practicing attorney in the Personal Law group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. He has spent his entire career counseling and advising ultra-high net worth clients in all aspects of income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, as well as business succession and philanthropic planning. Tim started his career in the Private Client Advisors group of Deloitte Tax.

Tim earned his accounting degree from the University of Scranton, magna cum laude, and his J.D. and Masters of Law in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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ELISABETH O. MADDEN

ELISABETH O. MADDEN

President of the Rockefeller Trust Company 

 

Elisabeth "Lisi" Madden is the President of Rockefeller Trust Company, N.A. and a Managing Director of Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Lisi was an associate with Milbank LLP for seven years, focusing on estate planning and administration of trusts and estates. Lisi holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. She also holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and an Advanced Certificate in the field of Estate Planning from New York University School of Law. Lisi is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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ELIZABETH P. MUNSON

ELIZABETH P. MUNSON

Chair, Rockefeller Trust Company NA and Delaware

Elizabeth P. Munson is the Chairperson of Rockefeller Trust Company, N.A. and The Rockefeller Trust Company (Delaware). She is a Managing Director and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In this role, she specializes in advising high-net-worth individuals and families, particularly in trust and estate planning and philanthropic matters.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Liz was a partner in White & Case’s Private Clients Group, where she practiced from 1983 to 2001. In her law career, her practice focused on providing tax and estate planning for high-net-worth families, foundations, endowments, and nonprofit organizations. She also advised the Private Clients Group at several leading banking institutions.

Liz earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale College, an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

She is highly involved in serving several nonprofit organizations, including as Board Chair of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Vice President and Secretary of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services, Secretary of the Cancer Schmancer Foundation, and a Director of Stichting to Promote Women’s World Banking. She is also a director of CPA®18, a real estate investment trust advised by W.P. Carey & Co, LLC.

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JOSEPH ROBERTS

JOSEPH ROBERTS

Head of Wealth Strategy, MD

 

Joseph Roberts is a Managing Director and Head of Wealth Strategy at Rockefeller Capital Management, based in Philadelphia, PA. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital, Joe worked for Zeke Capital, a National Multi-Family Office, and Abbot Downing, Wells Fargo’s Family Office. Joe started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Private Financial Services Consulting Group. Joe has spent his career advising families of unique wealth on their financial needs, including fiduciary administration, tax, wealth transfer, and risk mitigation. Joe is a member of the State Bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.

Joe earned a J.D. and Masters in Taxation from Villanova University and B.A. from the University of South Florida.

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R. MITCHELL THEISS

R. MITCHELL THEISS

Executive Chairman, Strategic Advisory, MD

 

Mitchell Theiss is Executive Chairman of Strategic Advisory for Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Mitch brings to Rockefeller more than 30 years of investment banking experience, having served as a trusted advisor to companies across a broad range of industry sectors.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, he was at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 19 years, most recently serving as Chairman of Global Industrials. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mitch spent a decade in investment banking at Goldman Sachs.

Mitch earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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JANET WELCH

JANET WELCH

Head of Family Office Services 

 

Janet Welch is a Managing Director and the Head of Family Office Services at Rockefeller Capital Management. She is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

In her role, Janet partners closely with colleagues in building out the operating platform for Family Office, and has oversight of Operations, Family Office Technology initiatives, Business Management, Bill Concierge, Tax Preparation Services, Financial Reporting, Marketing, and Finance.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Janet was the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Dalio Family Office. While there, she oversaw transformation efforts, program management, the finance and accounting organization, and business continuity. Most recently, Janet was responsible for leading the transformation of key portions of the family office operations including the creation of a holistic security and risk program and the build-out of Human Resources capabilities. Previously, Janet held increasingly senior roles at organizations including Diageo North America, QSP Inc., and IBM. Janet completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University and received her M.B.A. at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

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BARRY WINTNER

BARRY WINTNER

Head of Manager Approval, MD

 

Barry A. Wintner, CFA, is the Head of Manager Approval and a Managing Director of Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Barry is responsible for advancing the delivery of third-party investment solutions in support of our client advisors. Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management in 2013, Barry was Senior Vice President of Research and Investments at Protégé Partners. Prior to joining Protégé in 2008, Barry served in various capacities for Asset Alliance Corporation as Senior Managing Director of Research and Investments, and held positions as Director of Research, and Senior Analyst. Barry is a Chartered Financial Analyst ® charterholder. He received a B.A. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Physics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees and the Investment Committee of St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

 

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GRACE YOON

GRACE YOON

Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, MD

 

Grace Yoon is Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships for Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

As Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Grace is responsible for deepening client relationships and elevating client engagement for the Global Family Office. In this role, Grace is focused on enhancing the overall client experience, including engagement with women and next-generation family members, and building customized Sustainability and Impact investing solutions for clients. She is also responsible for curating and managing key relationships with strategic partners.

Prior to her current role, Grace was Chief Marketing Officer for the firm. Grace joined Rockefeller in March 2018 as Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Advisory and Head of Strategic Initiatives.

Before joining Rockefeller, Grace was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, responsible for driving wealth and asset management growth with investment banking clients. Prior to that, Grace spent a number of years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in investment banking and equity capital markets and was a Director in investor relations for Merrill Lynch during the financial crisis.

Grace, a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Invest in Girls.

 

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MICHAEL BRAKEY

MICHAEL BRAKEY

Head of Strategic Client Solutions, MD

 

Michael Brakey is Managing Director and the Head of Strategic Client Solutions for Rockefeller Capital Management which includes the Credit, Banking, Insurance, Annuity and Retirement businesses. Mr. Brakey also serves on the Rockefeller Capital Management Committee. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Mr. Brakey was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2011 to help accelerate the firm’s banking growth strategy. At Morgan Stanley, he ran High Net Worth lending and led Private Banking Group strategy. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Brakey spent 17 years at Merrill Lynch, later Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he finished as a Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth Credit Strategy and Investment Lending. Before that, he headed the Consumer Lending as well as the Global Securities-Based Lending businesses and ran the Business Financial Services Western Division.

Mr. Brakey began his career in the Corporate Lending unit of Bank One (now JPM) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mr. Brakey received his MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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WENDY XU

WENDY XU

Director or Private Equity, SVP

 

Wendy Xu is the Director of Private Equity and a Senior Vice President at Rockefeller Capital Management. She is responsible for manager selection, research, and oversight of private equity investments and the private equity fund-of-funds platform. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Ms. Xu worked at New Mountain Capital, an alternative asset manager with $20B in AUM, where she focused on screening, evaluating, and executing growth equity and leveraged buyout investments in software, healthcare, and other business services companies. Ms. Xu also has experience underwriting corporate credit opportunities at Sandler Capital, a hedge fund with over $1.5B in AUM. Previously. Ms. Xu worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs & Co., where she worked on M&A and corporate finance transactions in the industrials sector. Ms. Xu holds a B.A. cum laude in Economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Joseph Wharton Fellow.

 

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MARK PANARESE

MARK PANARESE

Sr. Client Advisor, MD

 

Mark Panarese is a Senior Client Advisor and a Managing Director in the Rockefeller Global Family Office. Mark joined Rockefeller in 2004 and, as head of the Boston Office, leads a team that offers comprehensive investment and wealth planning services, as well as family office services, to ultra-high net worth individuals and families. Additionally, Mark and his team work with non-profit organizations, helping them attain their goals and objectives.

Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2004, Mark spent six years at the Boston-based, wealth management firm of Atlantic Trust/Pell Rudman where, in addition to advising clients, he directed business development and served on its Executive Committee. He began his career advising private clients with Goldman Sachs in 1985.

Mark received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. in American History from Harvard College. He has been active in alumni affairs at Milton Academy, his high school alma mater. He is a Director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame where he serves on the Investment Committee.

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HEATHER GELCHION

HEATHER GELCHION

Sr. Investment Advisor, MD

 

Heather Gelchion is a Managing Director and Senior Investment Advisor in the Global Family Office. She works with high net worth individuals and families, as well as non-profit organizations. Heather is on Rockefeller’s Asset Allocation Committee and serves on the investment advisory board of the Greer Anderson funds.

Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2019, Heather was at Cambridge Associates for 14 years, serving as a Managing Director working with multi-generational families, endowments and foundations. Heather’s clients were located both in the U.S. and Europe, ranging in asset size from $50 million to over $3 billion. As an investment director, Heather helped individuals and families define their financial and investment goals and implement strategies to meet them. While at Cambridge, Heather co-founded Prevail, a women’s network that brought together investors, asset managers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Prior to joining Cambridge Associates in 2005, Heather worked at Standard and Poor’s as an Associate Ratings Analyst in the Structured Finance Group. In this position, she primarily rated asset-backed securities, including mortgage-backed and auto loan transactions. Previously, she worked as an Investment Banker at Adams Harkness, Inc. where she began her career as a Financial Analyst and later served as an Associate.

Heather received an M.B.A. from the Johnson School of Management of Cornell University and a B.A. in Economics and European History from Brown University.

Heather currently serves on the Investment Committee of the Rockefeller Family Fund and serves as Treasurer for Friends of Dana-Farber.

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VICTORIA GARDINER

VICTORIA GARDINER

Client Advisor, VP

 

Tory Gardiner is a Vice President and Client Advisor in Rockefeller Capital Management’s Global Family Office. She works with high-net-worth individuals and families, with a particular focus on the next generation, as well as endowments and foundations. 

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Tory worked as an Investment Associate at Cambridge Associates in the private client group, where she was responsible for advising ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices on portfolio asset allocation and investment manager and strategy structure. She also helped evaluate new investment ideas. 

Tory received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Richmond. Tory currently serves on the Investment Committee of her alma mater, Brooks School.

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BRIAN FERRARO

BRIAN FERRARO

Wealth Strategist, VP

 

Brian Ferraro is the Wealth Strategist in Rockefeller Capital Management’s Boston office. He works with high net worth individuals, families, and non-profit organizations particularly focusing on Financial Planning and Wealth Strategy.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, he spent six years at PwC providing income and estate tax planning and compliance services to the same types of clients.

Brian graduated from Boston College in 2013 with a degree in business and carries CPA and CFP® designations.

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RICH RODESCHINI

RICH RODESCHINI

Client Operations Associate

 

Rich Rodeschini is a Client Operations Associate in Rockefeller Capital Management’s Global Family Office. Rich is responsible for onboarding new clients, portfolio implementation, and day-to-day client service.

Rich was formerly a Relationship Manager at Eagle Strategies, LLC assisting Financial Advisors and their staff across the country with operational efficiencies, practice management, and technology enhancements. Rich was also an Investment Analyst at New York Private Trust Company conducting investment reviews on all Delegated Trust accounts focusing on asset allocation and portfolio performance.

Rich received a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College in 2013. Rich holds his Series 7 and 66 licenses.

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DAVID OVALLE

DAVID OVALLE

Client Associate

 

David Ovalle is a Client Associate with the Rockefeller Capital Management Family Office. David supports Client Advisors through various tasks focused on client service and portfolio implementation. Prior to joining Rockefeller, David worked at Loomis Sayles and Company as an Investment Operations Analyst. David graduated from Elon University in 2020 with a degree in Finance and holds his Series 7 license.

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MARISA MOORE

MARISA MOORE

Senior Client Associate 

 

Marisa Moore is a Senior Client Associate in Rockefeller Capital Management’s Global Family Office. Marisa handles all aspects of client service and interacts with clients on a daily basis, providing a seamless and positive experience. She is responsible for new client onboarding, client cashiering needs, tax requests, and the administrative needs of the team. 

Marisa was formerly a Client Service Associate for the Family Office Services Team at Avestar Capital, LLC. She was responsible for onboarding new client relationships, addressing client requests such as fund transfers, and acted as lead in custodian transitions. Prior to joining Avestar Capital, LLC in 2019, Marisa worked at Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company for two years, consulting clients on complex life insurance architecture, estate planning and tax strategy. 

Marisa received a B.S. in Accounting and Finance at the State University of New York College at Geneseo in 2017. 

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Tim Donahue

Tim Donahue

Senior Investment Associate 

 

Tim Donahue is a Senior Investment Associate in Rockefeller Capital Management’s Global Family Office. He works with ultra-high net worth individuals and families, as well as nonprofit organizations.

Before joining Rockefeller, Tim was an Associate Portfolio Manager at The Colony Group, where he assisted high net worth individuals, families, and wealth advisors in developing portfolios designed to support their goals. Tim began his career at Brown Brothers Harriman as a Senior ETF Analyst where he provided investment analytics to institutional managers.

He is a graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

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