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LEGACY FAMILY WEALTH

Welcome to the Rockefeller Global Family Office

At Legacy Family Wealth, our mission is to serve you and your family. Our passion is for advising families and business owners through the complex transitions of life. As part of Rockefeller Capital, your family is able to participate in products and investment opportunities that are dynamic and customized.

We focus our practice in the private markets, helping private companies with their financing and investment banking needs. Our strategic advisory services assist you with creating a road map so you can harvest your equity when ready. Beyond that, we work with your family delivering unparalleled family-office services that have been around since 1882, from financial and estate planning, to accounting, taxes and bill pay.

Our standards for our services are the same standards established by the Rockefeller family legacy and the guardians who have so skillfully helped it thrive throughout seven generations and counting. The trends they have weathered, the familial bonds they have bolstered, and the positive impact they have had on society are our benchmark.

Helping you build your Legacy is our goal, and we’re inspired that you’re here.

LEGACY FAMILY WEALTH

1(480) 923-9105

16220 N Scottsdale Rd
Suite 390
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

“Our team boasts a diversified set of skills and deep knowledge of wealth management, estate planning and investment management strategies.”

Kent Weaver, CRPC®

At Legacy Family Wealth we seek to develop a deep relationship with each client to help ensure the strategy we assemble is aligned with their financial and personal objectives.

KENNETH MILANO

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
KMilano@rockco.com
(480) 923-9360

RICHIE SCHMOCK, CRPC®

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor + Sports and Entertainment Director
RSchmock@rockco.com
(480) 923-9361

KENT WEAVER, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor
KWeaver@rockco.com
(480) 923-9362

ALEXANDER BARRETT

Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor
ABarrett@rockco.com
(480) 923-9364

LAURA RIDER

Associate Vice President, Senior Client Associate
LRider@rockco.com

JANE REICHENBERG

Senior Client Associate
JReichenberg@rockco.com

Joseph Roberts

Head of Wealth Strategy 

Michael Brakey

Head of Strategic Client Solutions

Timothy D. O'Hara

President of the Family Office & Co-Head of Rockefeller Global Family Office

Brian Lessig

Managing Director, Strategic Advisory

Burt Mills

Head of Structured Products 

Jackie C. Klaber

Head of Opportunistic Investing

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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 CPA 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.
  • Financial Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Tax Efficient Planning & Preparation
  • Family Legacy & Governance Advisory
  • Bill payment
  • Philanthropic advisory
  • Human Resources Services
  • Cash flow and liquidity planning
  • Next Gen Financial Education

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

Rockefeller Asset Management offers equity and fixed income strategies across active, multi-factor passive, and thematic approaches that seek outperformance over multiple market cycles, driven by a disciplined investment process and a highly collaborative team culture. Drawing on the intellectual capital built over the past 40 years, Rockefeller Asset Management offers investment solutions integrating ESG research and a constructive engagement approach.

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.

Through a series of curated and vetted partners, we bring our clients and their families solution for lifestyle needs from everyday to the extraordinary.

Philanthropic advisory
• Philanthropy experts provide a functional foundation to help you build and manage your charitable program

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

Concierge Healthcare
• 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
• A comprehensive, global services group for expert live and online auctions, art, jewelry, and other valuable collections.

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.

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KENNETH MILANO

KENNETH MILANO

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor 

 

Ken has served wealthy clients since 2001. Ken’s team has helped dozens of business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs implement customized solutions for wealth management, estate planning and investment management strategies. His team has successfully guided multiple business owners through the sale of their business, executives through the IPO process; and has helped many families plan for a meaningful retirement and the transfer of wealth to their loved ones.

Ken graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis Maryland in 1992, with a B.S. in Physics and subsequently served as an officer in the United States Navy for six years. Ken received advanced engineering training at the Naval Nuclear Power School and completed several strategic deterrent patrols aboard USS Rhode Island (SSBN -740), a nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine.

Ken Milano earned an MBA from Stanford University in 2000. Upon completing his MBA, Ken served as a Strategic Consultant in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management in 2020, Ken spent over nine years at Morgan Stanley and ten years at Merrill Lynch in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been recognized as one of “Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” for the past four years.*

Ken and his wife Jolene live in North Scottsdale. They have two adult children. He enjoys golf, competitive tournament poker, good food, and travel.

*For more information about the selection criteria for each award, please consult the sponsor’s website.  Rankings, ratings and recognitions should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor, are not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results or client service.

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RICHIE SCHMOCK, CRPC®

RICHIE SCHMOCK, CRPC®

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor + Sports and Entertainment Director

 

​Richard is a Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor at Legacy Family Wealth of Rockefeller Capital Management. Richard’s practice has two focal points. He helps business owners grow, manage, and monetize their most valuable asset, their business. He maintains strong relationships in the M&A, venture capital and private equity space in order to provide further resources to his clients. Richard also works with Sports Agents and Professional Athletes, having created a customized approach to handling the financial game plan for life unique to each individual’s needs and goals.

He holds the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, CRPC®.

Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Richard spent several years at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Richard earned an MBA with honors from Thunderbird, the School of Global Management in 2005 where he concentrated his studies in global finance, and portfolio management. Richard graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2004 with a BA in International Economics.

Richard Lives in Scottsdale with his wife Rachael, and three children Stella, Clara and Tressel. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, eating great food, and staying active in the community. Richard is also a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee.

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KENT WEAVER, CRPC®

KENT WEAVER, CRPC®

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor 

 

Kent focuses on comprehensive estate planning strategies & portfolio risk management. He holds the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, CRPC®.

Drawing on his experience as an entrepreneurial pioneer in the wireless telecom industry, Kent offers firsthand perspective of the challenges entrepreneurs and corporate executives face in handling their financial affairs. 

After selling his interests in companies that he built over the course of seventeen years, Kent joined Merrill Lynch in 2002 and was later recruited by Morgan Stanley in November of 2008. Kent joined Rockefeller Capital Management in 2020. 

Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kent received a Scholarship from Arizona State University and competed as a NCAA, Division 1 Gymnast. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from ASU. 

Kent serves on the Board of Directors for the C4 Foundation, a non-profit benefiting Navy Seal families. 

Kent lives in Scottsdale with his wife Tamara. They have a daughter and twin sons. In his free time Kent enjoys skiing, travel, golf and spending time with his family.

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ALEXANDER BARRETT

ALEXANDER BARRETT

Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor 

 

Alexander is a Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor at Legacy Family Wealth of Rockefeller Capital Management. Alexander’s primary responsibilities include business development, marketing, and constructing detailed financial plans for clients. In addition, he helps manage client events, market updates and other key elements of the client experience.

Alexander first gained exposure to the financial services industry through undergraduate level internships on the New York and American Stock Exchanges. Prior to moving to Rockefeller Capital Management, Alexander served as a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley and prior to that served as a Client Associate and Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch.

Alexander graduated from Arizona State University with an emphasis in Business Communication. He holds his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Alexander was born in Cuzco, Peru and moved to the United States with his family at age 3. Alex lives in North Scottsdale and enjoys staying active with Arizona State Alumni, Sigma Chi Alumni, playing golf, and enjoys exotic cars. His passion has been traveling around the world following U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team at World Cup events.

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LAURA RIDER

LAURA RIDER

Associate Vice President, Senior Client Associate 

 

Laura is an Associate Vice President, Senior Client Associate at Legacy Family Wealth of Rockefeller Capital Management. Laura is responsible for all aspects of client service and administration. She works with clients daily to ensure a streamlined and efficient client relationship.

Laura began her career as an operation supervisor at Homefed Bank in San Diego, CA. She then moved to Merrill Lynch as the Senior Client Associate for the largest wealth management team in San Diego, addressing over $850 million of client assets and leading a team of service professionals.

Laura relocated to Phoenix and joined the team in 2007. She holds her Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Laura lives in Scottsdale with her husband Tom. They have two adult children and one grandson. Laura enjoys time with friends, traveling to new locations, and painting on canvas.

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JANE REICHENBERG

JANE REICHENBERG

Senior Client Associate 

 

Jane is a Senior Client Associate at Legacy Family Wealth of Rockefeller Capital Management. Jane is responsible for all aspects of client service and administration. She works with clients daily to ensure a streamlined and efficient client relationship.

Jane began her career in 2011 as personal banker for JP Morgan Chase Bank in Arizona. She was promoted to a senior Client Service role at JP Morgan Private Bank serving the firm’s top clients across multiple locations, including Palo Alto, Denver and Salt Lake City.

Jane graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communication Studies from Arizona State University. She holds her Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

Jane lives in Cave Creek with her husband Jessi and their little boy. In her free time, Jane enjoys riding her horses and going on Jeep trail drives with friends and family.

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JOSEPH ROBERTS

JOSEPH ROBERTS

Head of Wealth Strategy 

 

Joseph D. Roberts is Managing Director and Head of Wealth Strategy at Rockefeller Capital Management. 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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MICHAEL BRAKEY

MICHAEL BRAKEY

Head of Strategic Client Solutions 

 

Michael Brakey is the Head of Strategic Client Solutions for Rockefeller Capital Management which includes the Credit, Banking, Insurance, Annuity and Retirement businesses. 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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TIMOTHY D. O’HARA

TIMOTHY D. O’HARA

President of the Family Office & Co-Head of the Rockefeller Global Family Office 

 

Timothy D. O’Hara is President of the Family Office and Co-Head 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.

Mr. O’Hara is a Trustee of Albany Law School, on the Board of Advisors of Madden School of Business at LeMoyne College, a member of the Parents Executive Committee at Villanova University and a Board member of Greenslate. Mr. O’Hara has a J.D. from Albany Law School and an undergraduate degree from LeMoyne College. He is a Certified Public Accountant..

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JACKIE C. KLABER

JACKIE C. KLABER

Head of Opportunistic Investing 

 

Jackie C. Klaber is a Managing Director and the Head of Opportunistic Investing at Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the Manager Selection Committee and the Rockefeller Capital NextGen Leadership Council. Mrs. Klaber previously worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection division, where she was responsible for a range of alternative investments over time, including in hedge funds, private equity and credit. From 2012-2014, she worked at Citigroup with the management team of the Investment Banking division. Prior to these roles, Mrs. Klaber graduated from Yale Law School / Yale School of Management, where she completed a J.D./M.B.A. She has experience at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Covington & Burling LLP, and the Yale Investments Office. Mrs. Klaber received a B.A. from Yale College and an M.A. from Columbia University. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Brookings Council as well as a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the Board of the Yale Law School Fund.

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BRIAN LESSIG

BRIAN LESSIG

Managing Director, Strategic Advisory 

 

Brian Lessig is a Managing Director in the Strategic Advisory group focused on M&A and capital raising for Rockefeller Capital Management. ​Mr. Lessig was previously the founder and President of Grace Bay Ventures, LLC, an advisory, consulting, and investment firm focused primarily on the financial services, sports entertainment, healthcare, technology, and blockchain industries. Selected advisory work at Grace Bay Ventures included M&A advisor to Derek Jeter, and eventually the entire buyer group, for the $1.2 billion purchase of the Miami Marlins baseball club. ​

Previously, Mr. Lessig co-founded multiple businesses, and served in leadership roles, principally in the financial services and technology/medical device industries. ​

Prior to these entrepreneurial ventures, he was Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch, where he led strategic advisory assignments that included mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, as well as capital-raising transactions in both public and private markets, primarily in the asset management, specialty finance, insurance/wholesale brokerage, and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he worked for Ernst & Young as an auditor; he also lectured to CPA candidates preparing to take the CPA examination. ​

He graduated summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University and received an M.B.A. with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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BURT MILLS

BURT MILLS

Head of Structured Products 

 

Burt Mills is Senior Vice President and Head of Structured Products at Rockefeller Capital Management.  In his role, Burt works with Clients and Advisors to deliver Structured Solutions to clients in the form of Structured Notes and other derivative based solutions.  Burt Joined the firm in June of 2019 where he has led the platform build out and offering of Structured Products.  He is a graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.  Prior to Joining Rockefeller, Burt spent 15 years at Merrill Lynch in product Sales and Origination roles.  At the time of his departure, he was a Director on the Structuring and Origination Desk for derivative based solutions.  He resides in Huntington Long Island with his wife and three children.

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