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GREGORY J. FLEMING

GREGORY J. FLEMING

President & Chief Executive Officer

 

Gregory J. Fleming is the Chief Executive Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management, a role he has held since the firm, formerly known as Rockefeller & Co., launched in March 2018. He is also a member of the Board of Directors. 

Prior to leading Rockefeller Capital Management, Greg was the President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2010, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch, from 2007 to 2009, and previously ran Merrill Lynch’s Global Investment Banking business. Greg joined Merrill Lynch as an investment banker in 1992. He had also been a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton. 

He is a former director of Colgate University, a member of the Board of Advisors for the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Economic Club of New York and a trustee at Deerfield Academy.  He also serves as a Resource Council member of the Turn 2 Foundation and serves on the Advisory Board of COVR, an innovative financial services startup. 

Greg is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Colgate University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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MICHAEL R. ARMONDO

MICHAEL R. ARMONDO

Managing Director, Divisional Director

 

Michael Armondo is a Managing Director for Rockefeller Capital Management and serves as the Divisional Director for the central United States. Michael joined Rockefeller in 2019 after 25 years at Merrill Lynch, where his latest assignment was as the Managing Director over the Greater Dallas Market.

Michael graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played football, and obtained his M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He served in the United States Army as an Armor Officer after going to airborne school. At Merrill Lynch, he managed over 300 individuals and $36 billion in assets. Beginning as a Financial Advisor in San Antonio, Michael had various roles in leadership, including Resident Director, District Sales Manager, Director, and Managing Director. He was honored to be on the Board of the Merrill Lynch Trust Company of Texas, the Market Executive Strategic Committee, and the Chairman of the Director Advisory Council to Leadership. Michael currently holds his CFP® (Certified Financial Planner) and ChFC® (Chartered Financial Consultant) certifications.

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JAMES M. BEALE

JAMES M. BEALE

Head of Capital Markets & Managed Solutions

 

James M. Beale is a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets & Managed Solutions for Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  James is responsible for developing and enhancing Rockefeller Capital Management’s Capital Markets capabilities. Additionally, James is focused on the constant development and enhancement of the Managed Platform.

James joined Rockefeller in April 2020 after 16 years at Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets Sales within the Investor Solutions Group.

In prior roles at Merrill Lynch, James served as a Northeast Regional Director for Structured Investment Sales and held leadership positions in Equity Syndicate and Product Origination.  Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2004, James started his career at Scudder Investments serving in both Origination and Distribution roles after concluding a professional hockey career in Europe and the U.S. James is an active advocate for victims of pediatric cancer and serves as a Trustee and Advisory Director on the board of The Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation. A graduate of Wagner College, James holds his Series 7,24, 63 and 65 licenses.

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MICHAEL BRAKEY

MICHAEL BRAKEY

Head of Strategic Client Solutions

 

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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JIMMY C. CHANG, CFA®

JIMMY C. CHANG, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

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 18 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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CASEY C. CLARK, CFA®

CASEY C. CLARK, CFA®

President of Rockefeller Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer

 

Casey C. Clark, CFA, is President and Chief Investment Officer of Rockefeller Asset Management. Mr. Clark is responsible for overseeing Rockefeller’s efforts to maximize alpha and positive outcomes by executing across four strategic pillars: Research, Engagement, Thought Leadership, and Innovation.  Mr. Clark also serves as a Portfolio Manager on thematic equity offerings, including Rockefeller’s Climate Solutions Strategy and the Credit Suisse RockefellerSM Ocean Engagement Strategy. Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2019, Mr. Clark was Managing Director and Director of Sustainable and Impact Investing at Glenmede, where he helped launch and build Glenmede’s sustainable and impact investing business.   

Mr. Clark has authored numerous investment and sustainability-related publications and is often featured in print and broadcast media segments. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, received his MBA. from the Stern School of Business at New York University and retains the Charter Financial Analyst® designation. Mr. Clark is also an Advisor to New York University Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business.

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NATHAN D. CRAIR

NATHAN D. CRAIR

Managing Director, Divisional Director

 

Nathan is a Managing Director and Leader of the Southwest Division for Rockefeller Capital Management. In this role, he plays a vital part in building and managing the Wealth Management business for Rockefeller Capital throughout the Southwest region. He opened the first Southwest hub in Los Angeles in September 2019.

Prior to joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Nathan served as Managing Director, Market Executive of the West LA Market, for over 14 years with Merrill Lynch. His Market had more than 220 Financial Advisors who collectively were entrusted with over $30 billion in total assets and liabilities, making it one of the largest markets in the firm. With over 30 years in the industry, Nathan provides a wealth of experience and skills in helping his Financial Advisors and their clients. His prior experience as a Financial Advisor has given Nathan a unique insight into the needs of both clients and employees alike. For many years, Nathan has been recognized for success in helping Financial Advisors grow their practice and recruiting the best Financial Advisors from the competition.
Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2004, he held various positions with Prudential Securities and Wachovia Securities.

Nathan graduated from U.C Berkeley, and he now resides in Pacific Palisades with his wife Daniela and their daughter Izabella. He also has two grown sons Jordan and Kyle, who are now out of the house. Nathan enjoys participating in endurance sports such as cycling and running and has completed 22 marathons and various Triathlons to date. With a desire to shift his passion for running in a more philanthropic direction, Nathan became involved with Students Run LA, a non-profit organization working with at-risk secondary students, where he now serves on the Board.

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CHLOE DUANSHI, CFA®

CHLOE DUANSHI, CFA®

Head of Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction

 

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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CHRISTOPHER DUPUY

CHRISTOPHER DUPUY

President of Private Wealth Management & Co-Head of the Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Chris Dupuy is President of Private Wealth Management and Co-Head of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. Prior to this role, Chris was the National Field Director for Private Wealth Management. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Chris joined Rockefeller in 2018 from Focus Financial Partners, where he was a Managing Director and President of Focus Independence.

Prior to joining Focus in 2014, Dupuy spent 29 years with Merrill Lynch. Beginning as a Financial Advisor in the 1980s, Chris rose to senior leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, including National Sales Manager for Merrill’s 700 branches in the United States and Latin America. Chris would go on to become Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch’s Americas Bank Group, Managing Director of the Merrill Lynch Global Investment Solutions businesses worldwide, and concluded his time at Merrill Lynch overseeing the firm’s Private Banking, International Private Client, and Wealth Management business units in California and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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LAURA K. ESPOSITO

LAURA K. ESPOSITO

Head of Institutional & Intermediary Distribution

 

Laura K. Esposito is a Managing Director and Head of Institutional and Intermediary Distribution of Rockefeller Capital Management. She is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller in May 2018, Laura served as co-head of global sales and marketing at TT International. She previously worked at First Eagle Investment Management, covering North American and European institutional investors and consultants. She also held various roles in institutional distribution at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Lord Abbett. Laura started her career in the industry in 1998 and now has more than 20 years of experience.

She earned a B.S. from the Villanova School of Business.

Laura is a member of the Advisory Council for the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University.

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WILLIAM "BILLY" FENRICH

WILLIAM "BILLY" FENRICH

General Counsel

 

William “Billy” Fenrich is the General Counsel of Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Fenrich was the Chief Legal Officer at AQR Capital Management and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Previously, Fenrich was the Global Chief Compliance Officer for Morgan Stanley and a member of the firm’s Management and Risk Committees. Fenrich also served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer of Point State Capital, from its 2010 spin-out from Duquesne Capital until 2014. He started his career at Davis Polk & Wardwell in 1999 and was named partner in 2005.

He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Fordham University School of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Meskill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, from 1998 to 1999, and for the Honorable Loretta A. Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1997 to 1998.

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JOSEPH A. FERLISI

JOSEPH A. FERLISI

Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer

 

Joseph A. Ferlisi is the Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is responsible for innovation, technology, and information strategy and architecture, as well as data security across the firm.

Joe has more than 25 years of experience in technology leadership roles in the wealth management industry. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer for Global Banking and Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which he joined in 2016. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Field and Client Technology for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

He started his career at Merrill Lynch, where he spent 17 years in roles of escalating importance, including the Senior Technology Executive for the Consumer Channels Technology Team. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer for Merrill Edge, focused on technology for the firm’s wealth management businesses.

Joe is a graduate of New Jersey City University and has a master’s degree in Management Technology from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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MICHAEL GAAB

MICHAEL GAAB

Chief Human Capital Officer

 

Michael Gaab is the Chief Human Capital Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

In his role, Michael is responsible for driving key organizational priorities across all areas of Human Capital, including total rewards, talent acquisition, employee development, and HR technology. Michael joined Rockefeller in November 2018 as the Head of Compensation & Benefits.

Prior to Rockefeller, Michael spent eight years working as a compensation leader at BNY Mellon where he partnered with executive leaders to create and implement global reward strategies. Most recently before joining Rockefeller, Michael was the Head of Compensation for BNY Mellon’s Wealth Management business, which managed over $230B in client assets and had over 2,000 employees.

Michael earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

 

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DAVID P. HARRIS, CFA®

DAVID P. HARRIS, CFA®

Chairman of Rockefeller Asset Management, Senior Portfolio Manager

 

David Harris, CFA, is Chairman of Rockefeller Asset Management and a Senior Portfolio Manager. He has more than 20 years’ experience with Rockefeller. Prior to being named Chairman in 2022, Mr. Harris was President and Chief Investment Officer of Rockefeller Asset Management. Mr. Harris was also previously the firm’s Director of Equity Management, where he led the global equity portfolio and the equity analyst team. Prior to joining Rockefeller in 1990, Mr. Harris was portfolio manager for non-U.S. and emerging market equity funds at Stein Roe & Farnham.  

Mr. Harris serves on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Investment Committee of St. Barnabas Hospital, the Advisory and Investment Committees of the Studio in a School Association, and the Board of Directors of Quarry Underwriting Assurance Limited. Mr. Harris received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, an MBA with distinction from Cornell University and retains the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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JACKIE KLABER

JACKIE 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 Management Committee, the New Products Committee, the Manager Selection Committee, and the Rockefeller Capital NextGen Leadership Council. Jackie is responsible for sourcing and structuring differentiated alternative investment opportunities for the firm’s clients.

Jackie previously worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection division, where she was responsible for sourcing and diligencing a range of alternative investments over time, including in hedge funds, private equity, and credit. Jackie also served as a Business Unit Manager and as a Member of the Data Science Committee.

From 2012-2014, Jackie worked at Citigroup with the management team of the Investment Banking division. Prior to these roles, she graduated from Yale Law School / Yale School of Management, where she completed a J.D./M.B.A. and served as an editor of The Yale Law Journal. She has experience at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Covington & Burling LLP, and the Yale Investments Office.

Jackie received a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and a master’s degree 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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ERIC KONIGSBERG

ERIC KONIGSBERG

Chief Operating Officer, Rockefeller Asset Management

 

Eric Konigsberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Rockefeller Asset Management.

Eric has more than 22 years of experience in the financial industry, holding positions in investments, risk and technology throughout his career. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Eric was the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Fiera Capital Inc, the US division of Fiera Capital Corp. While at Fiera he oversaw front-office technology implementation, FX hedging strategies, investment risk management and trading process improvement. In addition, Eric was also involved with investment strategy, quantitative risk reporting, product development/implementation, as well as manager and acquisition due diligence.  During his time at Fiera, Eric co-led the buildout of the operating model for Fiera's US Private Wealth business. Previously, Eric was the Chief Risk Officer at Larch Lane Advisors LLC, an alternative investments advisor that focuses on fund-of-hedge fund, liquid alternatives and hedge fund seeding products, and as a Vice President in the Risk Management and Quantitative Research Group at Ivy Asset Management.  Eric started his career as a database and application developer at Bond Technologies, a technology consulting firm.

Eric completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in economics, and received his M.B.A. at New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business. Eric holds the certified Professional Risk Manager certification by PRMIA, the Financial Risk Manager certification by GARP,  the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Certification by CAIA and the Certified Product Manager certification by AIPMM.

 

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LISA MANGANELLO

LISA MANGANELLO

Chief Brand Officer

 

Lisa Manganello is Chief Brand Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. In her role, she is responsible for developing, protecting and expanding the unique Rockefeller brand in all U.S. and global markets. 

Previously, Lisa served for several years as Chief Marketing Officer at the firm, leading and building all marketing and communications functions. Prior to joining Rockefeller, she was Global Head of Integrated Brand Marketing at Morgan Stanley, responsible for the brand and advertising. There, she led development of the firm’s highly successful “Capital Creates Change” advertising and marketing campaign and extended brand messaging to new digital signage in Times Square. Earlier, as Chief Marketing Officer for Field and Investment Product Marketing, she led a complete redesign of the organization to achieve unified marketing across the wealth management business.

Before joining Morgan Stanley, Lisa conducted her own consulting practice for five years, working with a variety of leading financial services organizations on the full range of their strategic and operational marketing needs. Earlier in her career, she held several positions at Merrill Lynch, leading marketing for the firm’s ultra-high-net worth clients as well as the direct-to-client acquisition strategy that ultimately became Merrill Edge. There, she also created the Private Banking & Investment Group (PBIG) brand, differentiating Merrill’s ultra-high-net-worth segment.

Lisa started her career at WPP companies, where she spent eight years working for key agencies including Burson-Marsteller Public Relations, Landor Associates, and Young & Rubicam. Lisa was selected for the Passport Program, a rotational program designed to offer high-potential young professionals the opportunity to work across WPP’s many businesses.

Lisa earned her bachelor's degree in English and Communications from Loyola University Maryland.

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JOSEPH MARTELLA

JOSEPH MARTELLA

Head of Technology Support & Services

 

Joe Martella joined Rockefeller Capital Management in February of 2020. He is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. He brings with him 30+ years of experience in senior management positions in Enterprise Technology and Global Wealth Management organizations for Wall Street firms including Morgan Stanley (6 years), Bank of America Merrill Lynch (17 years), Bankers Trust Company (7 years) American Express, and Paine Webber. Joe has a long history of managing engineering, integration and support organizations across the entire landscape of infrastructure technology and services and has led groups responsible for numerous distributed technologies including desktop and server hardware, Windows/Linux/Unix operating systems, build automation, storage, data and voice networking, market data, video, collaboration, directory services and cloud infrastructure.

Joe is currently a Managing Director in Rockefeller Capital Management Technology organization where he has responsibility for implementation and support of end user technology solutions including Service Desk, Client Support, cloud applications and services, operating systems, hardware, data protection, remote access, build automation, identity services and authentication, operating system and application virtualization, remote access, mobile solutions for all RCM businesses.

Joe holds a BA in Corporate Finance from Baruch College in New York. He is a native of Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Florence Township, NJ.

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ASHLEY MCCARTHY

ASHLEY MCCARTHY

Deputy General Counsel

 

Ashley McCarthy is Deputy General Counsel of Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Ashley was in private practice, most recently as a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, where she specialized in executive compensation. Ashley also worked as an associate in the Executive Compensation Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis, where her practice focused primarily on the executive compensation aspects of public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Ashley received a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

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JOHN "CHIP" MONTGOMERY

JOHN "CHIP" MONTGOMERY

President, Rockefeller Asset Management International

 

John “Chip” Montgomery is President of Rockefeller Asset Management International. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership across non-US regions including the UK, Europe, and Asia, and delivering on the group’s long-term plans, including opening a London-based international distribution hub, oversight of the London office and regulatory affairs. In this role, Mr. Montgomery also oversees the firm’s non-US distribution and development of strategic partnerships with global financial institutions across the U.K., Europe, and Asia. Mr. Montgomery was formerly the Head of Business Strategy and Corporate Development efforts across Rockefeller Asset Management. He was responsible for developing global strategy, focused on the expansion of products and territories through inorganic and organic growth initiatives. Upon joining Rockefeller in January 2018, Mr. Montgomery was responsible for oversight and development of global intermediaries, sub-advisory partners, and European asset owners.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Mr. Montgomery served as Head of Business Development at Cross Stone Capital, a credit hedge fund. Earlier in his career, Mr. Montgomery was a Managing Director and Global Senior Relationship Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Banking & Markets division. In his role, he was responsible for key institutional client relationships, including traditional and alternative asset managers, universal banks, sovereign wealth funds, and GSEs. Mr. Montgomery has also held senior roles at financial institutions such as Société Générale, UBS, and Paine Webber within capital markets. Mr. Montgomery received a B.S. in business administration from Skidmore College.

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EDMOND N. MORIARTY III

EDMOND N. MORIARTY III

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Risk Officer

 

Edmond N. Moriarty is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Previously, Ed served as the Head of Merchant Banking & Real Estate Investing, Alternative Investment Partners (AIP), and Managed Futures at Morgan Stanley, managing in aggregate $77 billion of assets across a variety of alternative strategies and products. Before that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Investment Management at Morgan Stanley. He was also a member of Morgan Stanley’s Management Committee, Firm-Wide Risk Committee, Asset/Liability Management Committee, and Global Franchise Committee.

Before joining Morgan Stanley, Ed worked for Merrill Lynch & Co., where he finished as a Senior Vice President and Co-Chief Risk Officer and was selected to join the senior transition leadership team for the merger of Merrill Lynch & Co. and Bank of America Corp. At Merrill, he held a variety of leadership roles in investment banking, capital markets, and risk management. He initially joined Merrill Lynch & Co. as an investment banker in 1987.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Ed is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Elon University. He was formerly Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Gill St. Bernard’s School and a trustee of Homeless Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit based in Morristown, N.J.

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ELIZABETH P. MUNSON

ELIZABETH P. MUNSON

Chairperson, Rockefeller Trust Companies

 

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 Management 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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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.

 

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MICHAEL OUTLAW

MICHAEL OUTLAW

National Field Director, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Michael Outlaw is the National Field Director of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. In this role, Michael oversees the growth and service offerings for Rockefeller clients and advisors. Michael served as Divisional Director of Private Wealth Management for Rockefeller Capital Management from 2018 through 2021. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Mr. Outlaw joined from Morgan Stanley. Michael’s career at Morgan Stanley started in 1996 as a Private Wealth Advisor, as well as, a variety of other senior roles at the firm. Mr. Outlaw was promoted to Southeastern Head of Private Wealth Management in Atlanta, GA from 2011-2018.

Michael earned his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He is married to Laura Outlaw and has two sons, George and Parker.

 

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MICHAEL PARKER

MICHAEL PARKER

Managing Director, Divisional Director

 

Michael is a senior executive with 28 years of experience and success in financial services. His areas of expertise include, strategic growth, business development, relationship management, marketing and public relations. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Michael led the RBC Wealth Management – U.S. recruiting efforts. He was responsible for the overall strategy for the RBC field managers across the country.

 

Previously, Michael served as the executive vice president and chief development officer with Hightower Advisors. In this role, he was responsible for driving organic and inorganic revenue growth for the organization, successfully leading the firm to Top 5 ranking within the industry in new business development/recruiting results for six consecutive years; industry-leading performance in organic growth; and listings in the Inc. Magazine 5000 as a fastest-growing company for five consecutive years.

 

Prior to Hightower Advisors, Michael was tenured with Citi Group/Smith Barney holding the positions of financial advisor and senior vice president of wealth management. In 2020, Michael and his father authored the book, Positive Influence, “Helping People Become Their Best Self.”

 

Michael has been a featured writer for wealthmanagement.com where he has authored more than a dozen articles including, Role Clarity Plus Accountability Equals Results; What Did You Learn? On Wealth Management Leadership; The Right People with The Right Stuff; What Gets Measured, What Gets Done; Are You Willing to Sacrifice Growth?; Be The Buyer; Why You?; It’s The Culture Stupid; Scrap the Strategic Planning Meetings, Just Tell a Great Story.

 

In 2015, Michael created and authored Blueprint for Growth, an industry award winning practice management program recognized by wealthmanagement.com. Michael earned an MBA from the Sawyer School of Business at Suffolk University in Boston.

 

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JIM RATIGAN

JIM RATIGAN

President, Strategic Advisory

 

Jim Ratigan is a Managing Director and President of Strategic Advisory for Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

In his role, Jim is a strategic adviser to senior executives and Boards of Directors of private and public businesses as well as acting as adviser and counselor to family owned businesses. In addition to his advisory work, Jim serves as a Managing Partner within the Executive Leadership Committee for Strategic Advisory, a group responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Strategic Advisory and developing the longer-term strategic direction for the business.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Jim served as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) at SVB Leerink. He spent the first eighteen years of his career in the M&A group at Merrill Lynch before joining Deutsche Bank, where he was a member of the Global M&A Leadership team, serving as a Senior Managing Director and Head of Americas M&A.

Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brown University.

 

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JASON RICH

JASON RICH

Chief Operating Officer, Rockefeller Global Family Office 

 

Jason Rich is Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Rockefeller Global Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Prior to joining Rockefeller, Jason spent 17 years at Merrill Lynch, with responsibility over that time as Head of Advisor Acquisition & Business Enablement, National Sales Manager, and Chief Operating Officer of the Private Banking and Investment Group. He served as Head of Practice Management and Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Credit Suisse Private Banking and began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, in their Financial Services Practice.

Jason holds the CFA© designation and received his Certified Public Accountant license. He is published in Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting. He received his M.B.A. from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University. He is an ultra-marathon runner and professional musician.

Jason lives with his wife and two children in Bedminster, N.J.

 

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BRIAN RILEY

BRIAN RILEY

Managing Director, Divisional Director

 

Brian Riley is the Head of Rockefeller's San Francisco Office and Managing Director of its Pacific Northwest Division for Rockefeller Private Wealth Management. In this role, Brian is responsible for leading and expanding Rockefeller’s business and stable of elite Private Wealth Advisor teams in the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to Rockefeller, Brian most recently served as the Executive Vice President on the Private Wealth Management team at First Republic Bank. In this role, he led the strategy to position First Republic Wealth Management as a boutique investment firm catering to high net worth individuals and nearly tripled the assets under management in four years.

Prior to First Republic, Brian spent 19 years with Merrill Lynch. He began his career there as a Financial Advisor in Baltimore, Maryland and went into management full time in 2001. He held a variety of leadership positions at Merrill Lynch, including running the largest branch office in the firm and serving as a Regional Managing Director for the Private Bank, catering to the firm’s ultra-high net worth clients. While with Merrill Lynch, Brian also oversaw the West Coast operations for the Corporate Services, Venture Services, and Asian focused wealth management unit.

Brian received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and holds an Advanced Management Degree from Harvard Business School.

 

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JOSEPH D. ROBERTS

JOSEPH D. ROBERTS

Head of Wealth Strategy

 

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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JACK RYAN

JACK RYAN

Chief Operating Officer

 

Jack Ryan is the Chief Operating Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a global leader with over 25 years of human capital and operations experience and joined Rockefeller in 2018 from General Electric. At GE, Jack was responsible for GE’s executive & leadership development programs, including succession planning, Diversity, and leading the world-renowned Crotonville Leadership Development Institute, in addition to all global learning operations. For the six years prior, he was the top human capital leader for GE’s financial services business – GE Capital. He also spent 20 years in GE’s Industrial businesses leading global teams. Jack is a graduate of General Electric’s Human Resources Management Program and has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Jack holds his Series 7 and 24 licenses.

Jack serves on the Board of Directors of Auburn Seminary – a leading multi-faith social justice organization and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. He also serves on the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business School Board of Advisors at Elon University.

 

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ALISON SCHACHTER

ALISON SCHACHTER

Corporate Controller

 

Alison Schachter is the Managing Director, Corporate Controller of Rockefeller Capital Management. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Previously, she was Head of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Alison was the CFO, Management Company at Chilton Investment Company and Chilton Trust. While at Chilton she held responsibility for the finance, accounting, and tax compliance functions of the firm. Prior to Chilton, Alison held accounting and finance leadership roles at FrontPoint Partners, Morgan Stanley, and Gartmore Global Investments. She received her BS in Accounting from Binghamton University and her Masters of Business Administration from Mercer University. Alison is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

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JEFFREY SHAMES

JEFFREY SHAMES

Senior Strategy Advisor

 

Jeffrey Shames is the Senior Strategy Advisor of Rockefeller Capital Management, where he helps drive firm-wide growth strategy. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Previously, Jeff was the Chairman and CEO of MFS Investment Management and served on the Board of Trustees of the MFS Funds. He joined MFS in 1983 as an industry analyst, then became a portfolio manager, Chief Equity Officer, President, and board member. He retired as CEO in 2002 and as Chairman in 2004.

Jeff was a senior advisor to Morgan Stanley from 2010 to 2013, responsible for advising the President of Investment Management and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Wealth Management.

Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. In between college and graduate school, he served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer and with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

He is an Executive in Residence at the MIT Sloan School of Management, lecturing in finance, leadership, and global health management, and serving as a member of the Advisory Boards of the MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT Master’s of Finance Program, and MIT Leadership Center.

Jeff is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the X Prize Foundation, City Year, Summer Search, Tufts Medical Center, and the Berklee College of Music. He also serves on the boards of several startups.

 

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AVERY SHEFFIELD

AVERY SHEFFIELD

VantageRock Co-Founder & CIO, Senior Portfolio Manager

 

Avery Sheffield is a Managing Director and Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager of VantageRock, a long/short equity hedge fund within Rockefeller Asset Management.  Prior to joining Rockefeller in 2020, she was a Portfolio Manager at MSD Capital, a private investment firm that manages the capital of Michael Dell and his family.  Before MSD Capital, Ms. Sheffield spent over 6 years at Brandywine Global, where she most recently was the Portfolio Manager of the 30th Street Fund, a long/short equity hedge fund, and was also a Senior Equity Analyst on the US Large Cap Value Fund.  She began her investment career as a Senior Research Associate on the US Hardlines Retail Team at Sanford Bernstein.  Ms. Sheffield previously worked primarily in the wireless industry in Silicon Valley.  She received a B.A. in Neuroscience from Pomona College where she graduated summa cum laude, and an M.B.A from the Wharton School where she graduated as a Palmer Scholar (top 5% of the class).

 

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SHARATH SHETTY

SHARATH SHETTY

Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Advisory

 

Sharath Shetty is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Advisory, responsible for leading the Strategic Advisory execution activities of Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller in March 2018, Mr. Shetty served as an investment banker at UBS, where he led strategic advisory assignments including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital markets transactions for clients in the financial services sector. Previously, Mr. Shetty spent 8 years combined at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Global Financial Institutions Investment Banking group. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Shetty worked in consulting and operational roles in the financial services industry.

Mr. Shetty earned an M.B.A. in Finance (with Honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

 

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SATISH SHIKHARE

SATISH SHIKHARE

Head of Strategic Platform Management

 

Satish Shikhare is responsible for collaborating closely with Private Wealth Advisors and their teams to implement wealth management solutions to simplify personalized planning, advice, implementation, and monitoring. He is a member of the Firm's Management Committee.

 

Satish joined the financial services industry at the dawn of dot com era in 1996 at Merrill Lynch and was responsible for architectural framework of Merrill Lynch Online. Driven by the thrill of working with high quality colleagues focused on advising clients through their financial roadmaps, he adopted the role of using technology to simplify and automate advice and implementation processes. He worked on launching fee-based products such as Unified Managed Account. Satish joined Morgan Stanley in 2014 to lead the technology platform for planning and advisory solutions. His team launched a new planning platform along with holistic advice implementation solutions.

 

Since joining Rockefeller Capital Management in 2019, Satish has collaborated closely with Private Wealth Advisors to transition their practice to RCM and to deliver highly personalized client solutions across their critical life goals by employing diverse strategies across multiple financial products.

 

Satish has MS in Computer Science from University of Alabama in Huntsville, and Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Electronics from University of Bombay.

 

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HARRY SINGH

HARRY SINGH

Head of Business Innovation

 

Harry Singh is the Head of Business Innovation for Rockefeller Capital Management. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Harry is responsible for defining and executing a firm-wide strategy across all businesses at Rockefeller Capital Management. Additionally, he is also responsible for all Investment Solutions that are provided to clients of the firm.

Previously, Harry was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he also was a member of the Management Committee of the Wealth Management business and Head of the Office of the Vice Chairman for Global Wealth Management. He also held roles as the head of the Strategic Client Management Groups and Co-Head of Institutional Wealth Services.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Harry served in a variety of leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, across the firm’s Wealth Management, Investment Banking and Fixed Income Trading businesses, both in New York and London. This included Managing Director and member of the Investment Banking Operating Committee, Co-Head of Global Client Coverage, and Chief Operating Officer of Global Capital Markets. Harry has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Bombay and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

 

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PATRICIA "TRISH" SOLFARO

PATRICIA "TRISH" SOLFARO

Chief Compliance Officer

 

Patricia Solfaro is a Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management. She is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Solfaro was the General Counsel for the parent company to a Network of Independent Broker Dealers as well as serving on the firm’s Executive Committee.  Previously, Solfaro was the Head of Wealth and Investment Management Compliance at Barclays and Credit Suisse and served as the Head of Private Banking Litigation while at Credit Suisse. She has provided legal and compliance counsel to a variety of other financial institutions throughout her 20+ year career, both in her own compliance consulting practice and in private legal practice.

Patricia started her career as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. D’Annunzio of the N.J. Appellate Division in 1998 upon graduation from Seton Hall University School of Law.

 

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R. MITCHELL THEISS

R. MITCHELL THEISS

Executive Chairman, Strategic Advisory

 

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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BRETT THELANDER

BRETT THELANDER

Managing Director, Divisional Director

 

Brett Thelander is the Divisional Director for Private Wealth Management in the Midwest where he leads the continued growth of our current locations as well as our strategic expansion into new markets. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Brett worked at Merrill Lynch where he served as Regional Managing Director for the Mid-America Market of the Private Banking and Investment Group. Brett began his industry career as a financial advisor, and later moved into management where his executive positions included director of sales complexes in Oklahoma and Ohio, and regional head of the wealth management business in Southern California and the Midwest. Brett is widely respected across our industry as a skilled executive with an impressive track record of building and leading client-focused, principled, and entrepreneurial teams and organizations.

Brett earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado.

 

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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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GRACE YOON

GRACE YOON

Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

 

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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CHRISTOPHER J. RANDAZZO

CHRISTOPHER J. RANDAZZO

Special Advisor to the CEO

 

Christopher J. Randazzo is a Special Advisor to the CEO at Rockefeller Capital Management. Prior to this role, Chris served as President of Private Wealth Management and Head of Technology & Operations for the firm.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Chris was the Chief Information Officer for Global Wealth Management and Investment Management at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for the strategic direction of technology platforms across the businesses. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he was the Chief Information Officer for Global Wealth and Investment Management at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1994 and held a variety of other senior technology roles at the firm.

Chris is a board member of the Wall Street Technology Association.

 

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JOHN J. BRENNAN

JOHN J. BRENNAN

Board Member

 

John J. Brennan is chairman emeritus and senior advisor of Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment companies. Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Vanguard currently has more than $4 trillion in assets under management. Mr. Brennan joined Vanguard in July 1982. He was elected president in 1989, served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008, and served as chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009.

He is a director of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, American Express Company, and Rockefeller Capital Management; chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame; a founding trustee of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); chairman of Vanguard Charitable; and a member of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. He is past chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Financial Accounting Foundation, and the Investment Company Institute.

Mr. Brennan graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. He has received honorary degrees from Mount Aloysius College, Curry College, and Drexel University.

 

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DEREK JETER

DEREK JETER

Board Member 

 

By the time he stepped away from baseball in 2014 after a historic 20-year career, Derek Jeter had established him­self as one of the most respected men to ever have played the game. In recognition of his on-field accomplishments and impact on the game, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020.

With a reputation as an unmatched leader both on and off the field, Jeter has established a second career leading a variety of successful business ventures and entrepreneurial investments, while still maintaining his close ties with baseball. In 2017, he became part-owner of MLB’s Miami Marlins, for whom he also serves as CEO, overseeing the day-to-day for both the business and baseball operations for the team. He is the first African-American to serve in this role for any major league team in the history of the sport. In 2020, the organization made their first playoff appearance since 2003.

Jeter is also the founder of The Players' Tribune, a subsidiary of Minute Media for which he also is a member of the Board. TPT is an innovative multimedia company where world-class athletes share their honest and unique perspectives, bringing fans closer to the games they love. In November 2013, Jeter and Simon & Schuster announced the Jeter Publishing imprint, which has produced a number of New York Times Best Sellers including the first children’s book released, The Contract, and a full-color photo book called Jeter Unfiltered, which provided fans an in-depth look at his life through never-before-published images taken over the course of his final season.

Jeter continues to be the driving force behind the Turn 2 Foundation, which he established in 1996 to give back to the communities with which he has a close connection, including West Michigan, Tampa and New York City. He satisfies his passion for inspiring young people through initiatives — like the Jeter’s Leaders program — that promote academic excellence, leadership development, positive behavior, healthy choices and social change. To date, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $30 million in grants to create and support signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles.

A five-time World Series champion and member of baseball’s exclusive 3,000-hit club, Jeter earned numer­ous accolades throughout his career in recognition of both his on-field skill and his commitment to the community, including: World Series MVP (2000); 14 MLB All-Star selec­tions; 5 Gold Glove Awards; 5 Silver Slugger Awards; AL Rookie of the Year (1996); Roberto Clemente Award (2009); and Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award (2009). In 2017, the Yankees retired his No. 2 jersey and unveiled a plaque in the famed Monument Park in recognition of his historic career with the organization.

 

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ANDREA JUNG

ANDREA JUNG

Board Member 

 

Andrea Jung is President and Chief Executive Officer of Grameen America, the fastest-growing microfinance organization in the United States. The former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, Inc., and longtime champion of women’s issues, Ms. Jung was appointed by Grameen’s Founder and Chairman and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus to the position in April 2014. Founded in 2008, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. The organization has invested more than $870 million in women’s small businesses around the country.

Ms. Jung, the longest-serving female chief executive in the Fortune 500, is respected as a trailblazer for women. She served as CEO of Avon from 1999 through April 2012, and as Chairman from 2001 through December 2012. As Avon’s first woman CEO and Chairman, Ms. Jung was also the first woman to serve as Chairman of the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association, and as Chairman of the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations.

During her tenure at Avon, she was responsible for developing and expanding economic earnings opportunities for over six million women in more than 100 countries. She has been lauded globally for her pursuit of public-private partnerships to end violence against women and to stem the breast cancer epidemic. Under her leadership, the Avon Foundation for Women raised and awarded nearly $1 billion to support health and empowerment causes, becoming the largest women-focused corporate philanthropy around the world. Ms. Jung's efforts were recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative, which in 2010 honored her with the Clinton Global Citizen Award for her visionary leadership in solving pressing global challenges.

Throughout her corporate tenure, Ms. Jung ranked consistently among the top leaders on lists including Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Business,” Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women in the World,” and the Financial Times’ “Top Women in World Business.”

Ms. Jung is a graduate of Princeton University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc., Unilever, Rockefeller Capital Management, and Wayfair Inc. She previously served on the boards of General Electric and Daimler AG.

 

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BRIAN KAUFMANN

BRIAN KAUFMANN

Board Member 

 

Brian Kaufmann is a Portfolio Manager at Viking Global Investors LP. He currently leads the firm’s private equity investment practice.

From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Kaufmann was a Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst responsible for identifying, researching, and making public equity investments in the consumer, healthcare, and business services sectors.

From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Kaufmann was an Associate at TA Associates, responsible for originating, researching, and executing private equity investments in the healthcare and business services sectors.

From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Kaufmann was an Investment Banking Analyst in Merrill Lynch’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

Mr. Kaufmann earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with High Distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar, and he received a B.S. in applied economics and business management, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.

 

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SHELLY LAZARUS

SHELLY LAZARUS

Board Member 

 

Shelly has been working, as she would say it, “In the business I love,” for more than four decades, almost all of that time at Ogilvy & Mather.

Shelly rose through the ranks of Ogilvy & Mather assuming positions of increasing responsibility in the management of the company, including president of O&M Direct North America, Ogilvy & Mather New York and Ogilvy & Mather North America. She was named worldwide CEO of Ogilvy & Mather in 1996 and Chairman in 1997. She became Chairman Emeritus in July 2012.

Shelly started at Ogilvy at a time when the agency’s legendary founder David Ogilvy still walked the halls, and personally preached that the purpose of advertising was to build great brands. Under Shelly’s leadership, that essential mission has remained the centerpiece of the company’s philosophy, extending across regions and marketing disciplines, and attracting some of the world’s largest and most respected brands including American Express, BP, Coca-Cola, IBM and Unilever among many others.

Shelly has been a frequent industry honoree. Advertising Women of New York selected Shelly as its Woman of the Year in 1994. She was honored by Women in Communications with their Matrix Award in 1995, was named Business Woman of the Year by the New York City Partnership in 1996, and Woman of the Year in 2002 by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Shelly was the first woman to receive Columbia Business School’s Distinguished Leader in Business Award as well as the Advertising Educational Foundation’s (AEF) Lifetime Achievement Award. She was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame in 2013 and is also a Hall of Fame member of the DMA, American Marketing Association and Crain's New York Business.

Shelly serves on the boards of several corporate, philanthropic and academic institutions: The Blackstone Group, Merck, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, World Wildlife Fund, Partnership for New York City, Lincoln Center, and the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, where she received her MBA in 1970. She served for five years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Smith College, her alma mater. She is a member of Advertising Women of New York, The Committee of 200, Council on Foreign Relations, and Women’s Forum Inc. She has also served as Chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Shelly is the wife of Dr. George Lazarus, a New York pediatrician, and mother to their three grown children.

 

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MARTIN J. MANNION

MARTIN J. MANNION

Board Member 

 

Marty is Chairman, Senior Advisor and former Managing Director of Summit Partners. He joined the firm in 1985, and he has led investments in and served as a board director of more than 35 companies, including eight public companies. He is currently a director of CareCentrix and Champion. His prior directorships include ABILITY Network (acquired by Inovalon), AdvaCare (NASDAQ: AVCR, acquired by Medaphis), American Dental Partners (NASDAQ: ADPI, taken private), Bartlett (acquired by Harvest Partners), Clinical Pathology Laboratories (acquired by Sonic Healthcare), Employee Benefit Plans (NASDAQ: EBPI), ImageAmerica (became MedAlliance, NASDAQ: MDAL), Lincare (NASDAQ: LNCR, later acquired by The Linde Group), Liquidnet, MDVIP (acquired by Leonard Green & Partners), Pharmaco Dynamics Research (merged with Applied Bioscience International Inc., NASDAQ: APBI), Sparta Systems (acquired by Thoma Bravo) and Sun Trading.

Prior to Summit, Marty worked as a Systems Engineer at IBM Corporation. He holds an AB in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Today, Marty serves on the boards of Up Academy (a charter school management company) and Berklee College of Music, and he is a trustee of the Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Massachusetts and Regis High School in New York City. Marty also serves as Chairman of Summit Partners’ Board of Managers. He has previously served on the boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Children’s Hospital Trust of Boston, Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, and The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts.

In 2015, the Healthcare Private Equity Association (HCPEA) presented Marty with its Russell L. Carson Award for lifetime achievement in healthcare investing.

 

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PETER M. O’NEILL

PETER M. O’NEILL

Board Member 

 

Peter M. O’Neill is active on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations and private companies.

Mr. O’Neill is a current member of the Investment Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Rockefeller Family Fund and was President of the Rockefeller Family Fund from 2001 to 2004.  He is on the Audit Committee, Investment Committee, and Executive Committee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Mr. O’Neill presently chairs the Room 2500 LLC and, in addition, he is a director and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee of Rockefeller Capital Management.  Mr. O’Neill is a director of Meriwether Capital LLC, a private equity firm.

Mr. O’Neill has also held a number of Rockefeller Family–related positions, including Chair of the Family Council, Chair of the Fifth/Sixth Generation Association, and Chair of the Room 5600 operating committee.

At International House, New York, Mr. O’Neill is a trustee and Chair of the Executive Committee, Cochair of the Building Design Subcommittee, and a member of the Governance Committee and Personnel Practices Committee.  Mr. O’Neill is a trustee of Winrock International at Arlington, Va,, and serves as a member of its Governance Committee and Audit Committee.

Mr. O’Neill holds a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University, and he served as an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work for ten years.  He also received a two-year postgraduate degree from the Ackerman Institute for the Family.  Mr. O’Neill started his career as an individual and family therapist at the Boys & Girls Harbor in East Harlem, New York, where he held a variety of positions from 1993 to 2006, including Director of the Clinic’s Training and Internship Program, and Director of the Children’s Clinic (an Office of Mental Health–licensed clinic).

 

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DAVID ROCKEFELLER, JR.

DAVID ROCKEFELLER, JR.

Board Member 

 

David Rockefeller Jr. is a long-standing businessman and philanthropist. He has held many positions amongst Rockefeller-related entities, as well as in nonprofits that support the arts and the environment. Mr. Rockefeller previously served as Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund, as well as President of the Rockefeller Family Fund. He was twice Chairman of Rockefeller & Company, which became Rockefeller Capital Management in 2018, and where he now serves as a Director. He is a trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the David Rockefeller Fund, as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. True to his family’s legacy of land preservation, Mr. Rockefeller served as Citizen Chair of the National Parks Foundation from 1995 to 2005. Mr. Rockefeller is a life trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, a trustee of the Asian Cultural Council, and a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Rockefeller’s commitment to environmental preservation—and passion for sailing—led him to found the nonprofit organization Sailors for the Sea (SfS) in 2004. In 2018 SfS joined forces with the global ocean conservation organization Oceana, becoming one of its programs. Mr. Rockefeller is now a director of Oceana.

 

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CANDICE DIAL

CANDICE DIAL

Director of ESG, Family Office

 

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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VINCE HAAS

VINCE HAAS

Chief Administrative Officer, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Vince Haas is the Chief Administrative Officer for Rockefeller Global Family Office. In this role, Vince leads a shared business administration capability that drives organizational efficiency, optimizes processes, and promotes communication and transparency. Working in partnership with the RCM Marketing Team, Vince also serves as the business lead in defining a vision, creating a strategy, and executing a plan to build the RGFO brand nationally and regionally through the strategic use of media, public relations, community outreach.

Vince joined Rockefeller Capital Management in May 2019 and served as the Chief of Staff and Head of Marketing and Communications for Private Wealth Management before moving to his current role. A financial services veteran with over twenty-five years of experience, Vince has held leadership roles in corporate communication, learning and development, and brokerage operations with Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. Vince has also held roles in publishing and media and has served for the past fifteen years as an adjunct professor on the Communications faculty at La Salle University in Philadelphia.

Vince holds a bachelor’s degree in English studies from St. Joseph’s University, and a master’s degree in business communication from La Salle University where he also earned a graduate certificate in public relations.

A native Philadelphian currently residing in Doylestown, PA, Vince is active in homelessness support and advocacy with the Bucks County Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless, and the Drueding Center in Philadelphia.

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SANJEEVAN ISWARA

SANJEEVAN ISWARA

Head of Advisor Acquisition & Product Strategy, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

San Iswara is a Managing Director and the Head of Advisor Acquisition & Product Strategy for the Rockefeller Global Family Office. San joined Rockefeller in May 2018 and is responsible with leading our efforts related to Advisor and RIA acquisitions, due diligence and the transition & onboarding process. In this role, San also provides both strategic and tactical business management support across the Investment Solutions and CIO organizations. San’s strategic priorities include implementing automation and workflow efficiencies across product platforms and business lines, while also broadening the deployment of data analytics and reporting tools for advisors.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, San was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Wealth Management’s Advisory Platforms Business. During his 11-years at Morgan Stanley, San held roles across Strategic Client Management, Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

San has a Bachelor’s degree from Drew University where he double majored in Economics and Behavioral Science. San resides in New York City with his wife Rebecca and two sons, Winston and Wyatt.

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ANGIE LATIF

ANGIE LATIF

Head of Practice Management, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Angie Latif is the Head of Practice Management for the Rockefeller Global Family Office. As Head of Practice Management, Angie will assist advisors and teams in achieving business goals, optimizing performance, and improving client service through planning, goal setting, coaching, and personal development. Prior to that, Angie was the Human Capital Business Partner for Private Wealth Management at Rockefeller.

Before joining Rockefeller Capital Management, Angie was a Senior Vice President in Global Human Resources at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2005 spending over ten years on the business side managing Financial Advisor compensation programs and policies. She has also written executive speeches and presentations, led development trainings, and was Co-President of the Women’s Network.

In her spare time, Angie is a freelance writer and enjoys volunteer work, coaching, mentoring and travel. Angie has also designed and launched her own professional development program targeting women looking to advance their careers.

Angie graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in Economics and Journalism. Angie has also completed the Securities Industry Institute’s Excellence in Leadership program at Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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SARAH MAHON

SARAH MAHON

Director of Marketing, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Sarah Mahon is a Senior Vice President and the Director of Marketing for the Rockefeller Global Family Office at Rockefeller Capital Management. In this role, Sarah provides advice, guidance, and support to executive management and advisors in communicating the Rockefeller brand and value proposition, and in connecting clients, prospects, and partners to the firm and its capabilities. She is a member of the firm’s Inclusion Coalition. 

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Sarah spent time at Cantor Fitzgerald where she was responsible for managing the marketing initiatives for over 100 brands under the Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. umbrella. She began her career in the financial service industry as an Investor Relations Analyst at BGC Partners.

Sarah graduated from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she received a B.A. in Psychology and was a member of the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. She serves on the Junior Advisory Board for CityLax, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse in New York City in a public-private partnership with the public school system and in partnerships and alliances with community-based organizations. Sarah is an ambassador of the New York Athletic Club, where she is a member of the Women’s Lacrosse Team.

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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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TIMOTHY LAFFEY

TIMOTHY LAFFEY

Head of Tax Policy & Research

 

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 MADDEN

ELISABETH MADDEN

President of Rockefeller Trust Company, N.A.

 

Elisabeth “Lisi” Madden is a Managing Director and President of Rockefeller Trust Company, N.A. at 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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KALEEN ALLYN

KALEEN ALLYN

Kaleen Allyn oversees a Private Investment Platform for 50 State LLC, a private family office based in Skaneateles, New York. She focuses on strategic investments across private equity, real estate, venture capital, and direct investments.

Prior to joining 50 State, Kaleen worked for five years at Rockefeller Capital Management in the alternative investment and wealth management divisions. As an Alternative Investment Product Specialist, her team built an open architecture menu of best-in-class alternative investment products including hedge fund, private equity, and real estate managers for high-net-worth individuals, families, and foundations.

Kaleen serves on the Board of Directors, as well as the Investment Committee and Finance Committee, of the Allyn Family Foundation. The Foundation is committed to building a vibrant, equitable, and prosperous community in central New York. She also serves on the Investment Committee of Nolan-Jones LLC, a private investment vehicle.

Kaleen has a B.A. from Gettysburg College in Psychology and Business. She also serves on the Gettysburg College Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative Advisory Council.

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LAUREN BIEKER

LAUREN BIEKER

Lauren Bieker graduated from Gonzaga University with degrees in Business Marketing and English. Lauren studied fashion at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in her hometown of Los Angeles and subsequently worked as a buyer for an online retailer. After her decision to focus on writing and work in publishing, Lauren participated in a writing intensive program with the National Academy of Writing at the University of Cambridge’s Pembroke College in the UK. Currently, Lauren is working at her dream job as a literary agent for FinePrint Literary Management in New York City. Her goals include giving voice to people’s stories, especially those who have not had their chance at the mic yet. Lauren is also the eldest member of the fifth generation of the Cowles-Hammett family. Her goal is to continue the legacy set forth by earlier generations and put to practice the paraphrased message; with great privilege, comes great responsibility.

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MAC BRODERICK

MAC BRODERICK

Mac Broderick is Executive Director, Merchant Strategy for Castleton Commodities international (CCI). He previously worked in strategy and business development for Tellurian, Inc. a Houston-based energy company. He is a passionate advocate for all-of-the-above solutions to climate change. Prior to his work in energy, he worked in investment management in Russia and Ukraine.

Mac is a director of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a nonprofit focused on fostering thoughtful, effective philanthropy. He is also a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Atlantik-Brücke.

He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the school’s flagship publication. He holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in global investment management, and an M.A. in energy economics and international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. A sixth-generation member of the Rockefeller family, Mac is a graduate of Groton School and a native Detroiter.

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ALEXANDRA PETERSON CART

ALEXANDRA PETERSON CART

Alexandra Peterson Cart is a co-founder of Trofi Holdings, a collective investment platform that leverages benefit-capital to support exceptional builders and initiatives with a vision to create a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food future. Additionally, she is a founding partner of Anása, a boutique advisory firm that identifies and participates in private deal flow globally, with an emphasis on Greece. Previously, Alexandra co-founded Madeira Global, a leading environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) advisory, analytics and reporting firm, which was acquired in 2020. For her work, Alexandra was named a Forbes “30 Under 30” Social Entrepreneur, a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Fellow, and one of the WSJ “Women of Note.” She has a B.A. from Middlebury College in International Studies and Political Science with a specialization in Latin America Studies. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where she serves on the Term Member Advisory Council. Additionally, Alexandra is an advisor to PATH, the refillable bottled water brand on a mission to end single-use plastic, and serves on the Advisory Council of Rockefeller Capital Management.

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ANDREW CATHY

ANDREW CATHY

Andrew T. Cathy is Chief Executive Officer for Chick-fil-A, Inc., one of the nation’s largest family-owned businesses. As CEO, Andrew is only the third person in the company’s history to hold that title, following in the footsteps of his father, current Chairman Dan T. Cathy, and his late grandfather, Founder S. Truett Cathy.

With extensive experience working in Chick-fil-A restaurants and serving in multiple Support Center roles, Andrew is committed to ensuring the future of Chick-fil-A as a healthy, purpose-driven, global organization devoted to making a lasting, positive impact on the people and communities it serves.

From 2019 until his appointment as CEO, Andrew was executive vice president of operations, overseeing the selection, cultivation and development of Chick-fil-A’s franchised restaurant owners and leading the business operations of all Chick-fil-A restaurants. He joined the company’s Executive Committee in 2013 and served as chief people officer from 2016 to 2019.

Andrew grew up with Chick-fil-A, learning the business and being prepared for leadership by his father and grandfather. He officially began his Chick-fil-A career in 2005 as Operator of the Tyrone Boulevard restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2007, he joined Chick-fil-A’s Support Center staff as a franchisee consultant. He later led franchisee selection for the company.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in business education at the University of Georgia, Andrew later completed executive studies at Stanford University as well as the Families in Business program at Harvard Business School.

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AMANDA EDELMAN

AMANDA EDELMAN

Amanda Edelman is a member of the Rockefeller Next Gen Advisory Council. She is interested in the intersection of the public and private sectors and aligning social and financial value. Most recently, Amanda has worked with Edelman’s Corporate Affairs team in Washington, D.C. and will be joining Edelman’s London office working with ESG and Purpose clients for the 2021 summer.

Amanda has previously worked for Pursuit, a social enterprise focused on increasing inclusion within the tech sector by providing coding training to low-income adults, and Grameen America, a microfinance nonprofit that provides small business loans to underserved women in the US. She has also worked for the Boston Consulting Group.

Amanda is currently attending Harvard Business School and graduated from Stanford University with degrees in International Relations and Feminism, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys visiting the many museums and historic spots that New York City has to offer and reading as many books as she can get her hands on.

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ADAM ROCKEFELLER GROWALD

ADAM ROCKEFELLER GROWALD

Adam Rockefeller Growald is an alignment investor, philosopher, and philanthropist. He invests in and advises organizations that align value with values, head with heart, and inspiration with action. Adam speaks about investing, philanthropy, and spirituality, and has presented at numerous conferences and gatherings on topics ranging from holistic wellness to impact investing to family business.

Adam has been studying philosophy and wisdom traditions both in and out of the academic system for over a decade, and received his BA in Philosophy from Princeton University. He has worked as a management and brand strategy consultant at Bain and Lippincott, and now applies philosophical insight to his investing, board service, and advisory work to create paradigm-shifting evolution in business strategy, organizational culture, and interpersonal relationships. Adam is co-founder of The Alignment Circle, Principal at Tree of Life Ventures, and an advisor to FullCycle and Thankful. His board memberships include the Rockefeller Family Fund, the Growald Family Fund, Lifestyles Magazine, and the National Center for Family Philanthropy.

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SURAJ K. GUPTA

SURAJ K. GUPTA

Suraj K. Gupta is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Rogue Insight Capital, the CIO for the Easton’s Group of Hotels & the Gupta Group, and the CSO for the Gupta Family Foundation. Rogue Insight Capital is a venture capital and alternative asset investment fund that invests on behalf of the Gupta family, co-founded by Suraj and his sister Reetu, focused on visionaries who dare to transform the world around them. Rogue’s primary mandates include investing in female, immigrant, and minority founders, as well as companies that are making a social impact on their community. The Easton’s Group of Hotels is one of Canada’s largest private hotel developers, with a portfolio of over 20 hotels across Canada, and the Gupta Group is a large residential condominium developer in Toronto. Suraj and his sister, Reetu Gupta, have recently re-imagined and re-launched their family philanthropic organization, the Gupta Family Foundation. Through the Foundation, the family focuses on global equality and education, including projects to build solar powered schools in Uganda, Mozambique, and India as well as other philanthropic endeavors. Suraj was invited by the United Nations as a Special Delegate to discuss the future of Youth Innovation and Resilience. Suraj completed his MBA from Columbia Business School after working in the finance industry for several years with RBC in commercial real estate, foreign exchange trading, and futures and derivatives sales.

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KATE ASHFORTH HURLEY

KATE ASHFORTH HURLEY

Kate is a member of Spencer Stuart’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications and CEO practices. She works with a range of organizations, spanning Fortune 100 companies to high-growth media and technology startups, helping them to recruit CEOs and general managers, chief revenue officers and chief marketing officers, as well as other core members of the leadership team. Kate often works at the intersection of the technology and consumer industries, and has expertise in media, consumer internet, direct-to-consumer, e-commerce, marketing/advertising technology and software. She also brings deep experience recruiting next-gen board directors and leaders, identifying rising stars to help organizations on their digital transformation journeys. In addition, she contributed to the development of The Career Playbook and the related interactive training experience. Passionate about conservation, Kate serves on the board of the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium. Prior to Spencer Stuart, Kate was responsible for marketing and new business development initiatives at sports agency Octagon Worldwide. She received her B.A. from Brown University, where she was a two-sport Division I athlete.

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ALEXANDRA IDOL

ALEXANDRA IDOL

Alexandra is a partner and board member of Rosehill Investors, where she focuses on strategic growth investments and philanthropic initiatives. She began her career in Morgan Stanley’s private equity and investment banking division and has held leadership roles in both the retail and beauty sectors at Michael Kors and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

Alexandra is a founding member of MaverickNext and a founding co-member and Giving Circle Associate of Maverick Collective. She is also a member of Nexus Global, President of the Idol Family Foundation, and an active junior board member of both God’s Love We Deliver and Harlem Academy.

Alexandra received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in Operations and Entrepreneurial Management, and a B.S.B.A. from Villanova University, with majors in Marketing and Finance.

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MAHUM JAMAL

MAHUM JAMAL

Mahum Jamal is currently an MBA-MFA dual degree candidate at NYU Stern School of Business and NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to NYU, Mahum founded the production company Doe-eyed Pictures and wrote, directed, and produced the feature film A Good Dream (2018). Her experience spans media strategy, content development, and film production.

Mahum attended Barnard College at Columbia University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies with a minor in Religion. Her interests include projects that showcase stories from marginalized communities.

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ALEXA RACHLIN

ALEXA RACHLIN

Alexa Rachlin is a Principal at Declaration Partners LP focusing on strategic investments. Alexa has over twelve years of investment experience, most recently serving as an Investment Director at Cambridge Associates in the firm’s Private Practice where she worked with family offices on asset allocation and manager selection. Previously Alexa worked at Goldman Sachs in Private Wealth Management advising clients with assets from $10m – $1bn+ on fixed income, equities, hedge funds and private equity. Alexa started her career at Morgan Stanley in real estate investment banking. Alexa holds a Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, and an MBA with distinction from Harvard University.

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ARIANA ROCKEFELLER

ARIANA ROCKEFELLER

Ariana Rockefeller is a 5th generation me