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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 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. He frequently serves as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

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

Divisional Director, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

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

National Business Development Director

 

James M. Beale is a Managing Director and National Business Development Director 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

Divisional Director, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

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 Investment Research & Strategy, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Chloe Duanshi is a Managing Director and the Head of Investment Research & Strategy for the Rockefeller Global Family Office. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

As the Head of Investment Research & Strategy, 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

Co-President, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Chris Dupuy is Co-President 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 the Enterprise Client Coverage Group

 

Laura K. Esposito is a Managing Director and Head of the Enterprise Client Coverage Group at Rockefeller Capital Management. She is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Laura initially joined the organization in May 2018 as Head of Rockefeller Asset Management’s Institutional and Intermediary Sales and Marketing Team. 

Prior to joining Rockefeller, 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 24 years of experience.

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

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

 

Edmond N. Moriarty is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Rockefeller Capital Management. Prior to his current role, Ed served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer for the firm. 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

Senior Private Advisor & Fiduciary Specialist

 

Elizabeth “Liz” Munson serves as a Managing Director and Senior Private Advisor & Fiduciary Specialist in the Rockefeller Global Family Office. She is a member of the firm's Management Committee. 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, she 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, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

She is highly involved in serving several nonprofit organizations, including as a Director and former Board Chair of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House; Vice President and Secretary of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services; Secretary of the Cancer Schmancer Foundation; Director of The 1921 Institute; and a Director of Stichting to Promote Women’s World Banking. For over 20 years, she served as a Director of various REITs advised by W.P. Carey & Co, LLC.

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TIMOTHY D. O’HARA

TIMOTHY D. O’HARA

Co-President, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Timothy D. O’Hara is Co-President of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. 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. Michael is an Ambassador for the Congaree Golf Foundation.

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MICHAEL PARKER

MICHAEL PARKER

Head of Advisor Productivity

 

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

Divisional Director, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Brian Riley is the Head of Rockefeller's San Francisco Office and Managing Director of its Pacific Northwest Division of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. 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

Divisional Director, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Joseph Roberts is a Managing Director and Divisional Director for the new North Atlantic Division of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. 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 Administrative Officer

 

Jack Ryan is the Chief Administrative Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a global leader with over 30 years of human capital and operations experience and joined Rockefeller in 2018 from General Electric. At GE, Jack was responsible for the firm’s executive and 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 from Cornell University. Jack holds his Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses.

Jack currently serves on the Board of Directors of Auburn Seminary – a leading multi-faith social justice organization and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Love School of Business at Elon University. He has been actively engaged in the community throughout his career with a focus on youth development, formerly serving on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, the Carver Community Center in Norwalk, Connecticut, and Bridges for a Just Community in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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ALISON SCHACHTER

ALISON SCHACHTER

Chief Financial Officer

 

Alison Schachter is the Chief Financial Officer of Rockefeller Capital Management. Prior to her current role, Alison served as Corporate Controller and earlier as Head of Financial Planning & Analysis for the firm. She is a member of the firm’s Management Committee. 

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Alison was the Chief Financial Officer for the 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 bachelor’s degree 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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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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BRETT THELANDER

BRETT THELANDER

Divisional Director, Rockefeller Global Family Office

 

Brett Thelander is the Divisional Director for the Rockefeller Global Family Office 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 Resour