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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 19 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 chairs the Investment Committee of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
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: Investments, Distribution, Operations, and Opportunities. He is also a member of RCM’s Management Committee. 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.
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.
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.