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VIOS ADVISORS

Welcome to the Rockefeller Global Family Office

At Vios Advisors, our clients are at the heart and core of our management philosophy. It is our mission to grow and preserve our clients’ wealth for now and for future generations.

Located in New York City and Salt Lake City, our planning-based approach and open-architecture platform are designed to provide you with expert, unbiased counsel, and investment strategies to promote diversification, mitigate risk and optimize returns.

Our intellectual capital is a combination of our 75+ years industry experience, extensive resources within Rockefeller group as well as our external investment partner relationships. By combining all these assets, we have the ability to build tailored client portfolios and provide access to attractive investment opportunities.

Our standards for our services are the same values reflected in the Rockefeller Family legacy that are core to who we are. We are a premier financial advisory firm that redefines and elevates the financial services experience through client service and a commitment to excellence in all that we do.

Vios Advisors

New York – (212) 549-5488

Salt Lake City – (801) 736-9950

45 Rockefeller Plaza
Floor 5
New York, NY 10111
2603 East Parleys Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

“We are firm believers in the power a long-term perspective brings to bear when constructing portfolios. With this perspective, we can create and tailor customized solutions for our clients that seek to participate in capital appreciation while tempering volatility, all of which allow us to help pave the way to financial success and prosperity lasting generations.”

Michael Bapis, Managing Director and Head of Sports and Entertainment, Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management

At Vios Advisors, the client experience is the centerpiece of our model. We empower individuals, families, institutions, and corporations with the resources to help realize their aspirations and achieve their objectives.

Our team is comprised of eight members, between our New York City and Salt Lake City office locations, whom are all seasoned and respected professionals, dedicated to helping clients pursue customized strategies for structuring their wealth to achieve and preserve their financial objectives.

MICHAEL N. BAPIS

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
Head of Sports & Entertainment
MBapis@rockco.com
212-549-5488

NICK M. BAPIS

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
NBapis@rockco.com
801-736-9950

JENNIFER WOLF

Senior Vice President, Client Relationship Manager
JWolf@rockco.com
212-549-5488

LEILA TAYLOR

Vice President, Senior Client Service Associate
LTaylor@rockco.com
801-736-9950

Biography +

CHRISTINA KLEPPER

Vice President, Marketing Associate
CKlepper@rockco.com
212-549-5488

COLIN QUINN, CFP®

Senior Investment Associate, Associate Vice President
CJQuinn@rockco.com
212-549-5488

JOSEPH PAUL

Associate
JPaul@rockco.com
801-736-9950

Biography +

MEGAN MACCHEYNE

Administrative Assistant
MMacCheyne@rockco.com
212-549-5488

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MICHAEL N. BAPIS

MICHAEL N. BAPIS

Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor

 

Michael N. Bapis, Managing Director with Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management, brings over 20 years of wealth management and private banking experience to the practice.

Michael is dedicated to assisting clients and families, institutions and professional athletes and entertainers by providing knowledgeable insight and highly personalized client service. In utilizing global asset allocation concepts and tactical investment strategies, Michael works with clients and families to create financial portfolios that align with long-term goals and optimize their wealth.

Michael began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1998, where he spent time in various departments learning a wide array of skills and knowledge within the financial services industry. A year later in 1999, Michael became a financial advisor. During this time, he was promoted to a Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor and honored as a member of the prestigious Chairman’s Club — a group that highlights the top 150 advisors in the firm.

Michael joined Rockefeller Capital Management in September 2018. Prior to Rockefeller, Michael spent a decade at HighTower.

Michael is considered a thought leader in the financial services industry, having regularly appeared on CNBC’s Trading Nation and Worldwide Exchange, TD Ameritrade, Bloomberg TV and Yahoo Finance as well as quoted in CNNmoney.com, CNBC.com, Reuters, Financial Planning and Investment News. Michael has also been named to the Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisor List from 2014-2018, Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List from 2017-2020, and Financial Times RIA in 2017.

As a NFLPA Registered Advisor , Michael understands the intricacies of financial planning for professional athletes, especially in the NFL. He is dedicated to providing the necessary resources, education and strategies to promote financial wellness and financial stability through the arc of every athlete’s career – from signing initial contracts all the way to ensuring a successful and stress-free retirement.

In his client-centric approach, Michael excels at managing relationships with the athletes, as well as their families and additional centers of influence, to encourage seamless communication and to create a strong bond of trust to create a lifetime of financial prosperity and stability for the duration of their careers and beyond.

Michael’s passion for philanthropy has had a tremendous impact on both his professional and personal life. As former Chairman of The Ronald McDonald House of New York Greek Division, Michael has led successful fundraising efforts that have raised over thousands of dollars in support of the organization. He was also named as the 2019 Honoree for the annual Tuesday’s Children Plandome Benefit, an award that recognizes a renowned individual in the community for their passion for volunteerism. Michael also wears a myriad of hats on local Long Island organizations and the Greek Community, including Leadership 100, Hellenic Hearts, Archangel Michael Church, HANAC and The Hellenic Initiative.

Michael earned both his B.A. degree and his MBA from The University of Utah in 1996 and 2004. Michael was a member of the golf team during his undergraduate career. In addition, Michael played basketball overseas at the American College of Greece from 1995-1996.

Michael lives on Long Island with his wife, Eleni and two daughters, Maria, 17 and Georgia, 14.

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NICK M. BAPIS

NICK M. BAPIS

Managing Director

 

Nick M. Bapis, Managing Director with Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management, brings over 50 years of financial services industry experience to the team. Nick joined Rockefeller Capital Management in September 2018. In his role, Nick oversees the financial planning process and provides personal wealth advising to individuals and families, specializing in generational wealth planning. He creates and guides the implementation of sophisticated wealth management and preservation strategies that incorporate all aspects of life, considering financial assets and non-financial assets alike. Insurance and annuities are key elements of Nick’s financial planning process.

Nick began his career in the financial services industry in 1968 at F.I. DuPont & Co. He then went on to spend 18 years at E.F. Hutton & Co. In 1988, Nick joined Morgan Stanley where he served as a Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor and Senior Consultant with the ICS Group. Nineteen years later, Nick joined HighTower Advisors as a Managing Director of the Bapis Group. The Bapis Group was the first wirehouse team and third overall team to join HighTower in 2008. Nick spent a decade at HighTower prior to joining Rockefeller as, yet again, the first team to join Rockefeller’s Private Wealth division in September of 2018.

His passion, vast financial background and professional experience allow him to create robust and specific financial plans in order to help clients achieve their long-term financial goals and objectives.

Nick was named in the Barron’s publication of the Top 1000 Advisors, specifically the #2 ranked Financial Advisor in Utah in 2013 and 2015. In addition, he was one of only four honorees selected to the 2015 Advisor Hall of Fame by Research Magazine. In order to be selected for this prestigious award, honorees must have served a minimum of 20 years in the financial industry, have acquired substantial assets under management, have demonstrated noteworthy client service and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor that they reflect on their profession.

Nick was also honored on the Forbes Best-In-State Advisors List from 2017-2020.

Nick earned a B.A. in Banking and Finance from The University of Utah and remains an integral part of the university’s community by participating in numerous continuing education seminars and speaking engagements on campus. Nick is also involved in educational endeavors at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, The University of Chicago and New York University.

As a board member for the Greek Orthodox Diocese of America, Nick plays a vital role in the philanthropic efforts of the Greek Orthodox Community in Salt Lake City and across the nation. He is also an active member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).

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JENNIFER WOLF

JENNIFER WOLF

Senior Vice President, Client Relationship Manager 

 

Jennifer Wolf, Senior Vice President and Client Relationship Manager, joined the team in January of 2021. In her role as Client Relationship Manager, Jennifer is responsible for building, maintaining and strengthening meaningful long-term client relationships as well as providing strategic planning and account management for our clients.

With over 20 years in the financial services industry, Jennifer joins us most recently from Avestar Capital, where she was Vice President and Client Relationship Manager, responsible for financial planning for the firm’s clients. Her previous work experience at Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney and TD Ameritrade highlights her breadth of knowledge and expertise within the wealth management space. She has also worked in corporate communications for a China-focused private equity firm in New York City.

Jennifer currently holds her Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and an MBA from the European School of Economics in Rome, Italy.

Having grown up in Los Angeles, California, Jennifer currently resides in New York City and is both an avid traveler and scuba diver.

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LEILA TAYLOR

LEILA TAYLOR

Vice President

 

Leila Taylor, Vice President, with Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management, joined the team in 2012 and brings over seven years of financial industry experience to the team. In her role, she interacts with clients daily to ensure high-touch, personalized service throughout every stage of the client engagement process with the ultimate goal of achieving financial goals and objectives.

Leila’s primary responsibilities include equity and fixed income trading, implementing client portfolio allocations, account management, and maintaining the Custom client portfolio model.

Leila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education in 2002 from Illia Chavchavadze State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2004, she received her Master’s degree in Translation and Interpretation from Georgian Technical University in Tbilisi, Georgia as well.

Leila currently holds her Series 7, 63, 65 and 99 licenses.

Leila resides in Salt Lake City with her husband, Steve, and two sons, Niko, 6 and Luka, 10.

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CHRISTINA KLEPPER

CHRISTINA KLEPPER

Vice President

 

Christina Klepper, Vice President with Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management, joined the team in 2015. In her role, she focuses on conceptualizing and executing marketing and communication strategies and initiatives for the team. Her diverse professional background includes experience in public relations, corporate communications and marketing strategy implementation.

Christina’s primary responsibilities include developing effective content for specific target populations, leading the public relations efforts for Michael Bapis and the team, event planning, and analyzing metrics for media presence and growth opportunities.

By providing administrative and operational support to the advisors and team, Christina also plays a vital role in the client engagement process, interacting with clients on a daily basis to ensure a seamless and positive experience.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Christina worked as a Communications Manager for The Bapis Group at HighTower Advisors. She began her professional career as a Communications Manager for The New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation, where she specialized in media relations and communications.

Christina earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The University at Albany in 2012 and 2014, where she attended on a soccer scholarship.

Christina currently resides in New York City and enjoys running, playing soccer and hanging out with family and friends in her leisure.

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COLIN QUINN, CFP®

COLIN QUINN, CFP®

Senior Investment Associate, Associate Vice President

 

Colin Quinn, Senior Investment Associate, joined the team in October 2021. In his role, Colin is responsible for identifying new investment products and service offerings at Rockefeller, reviewing current opportunities, examining market trends, and analyzing new, unique, and customized investment strategies for our clients.  Colin’s additional responsibilities include account implementation and asset allocation, trading, account management and maintenance to ensure the utmost positive and satisfying client experience.

As a key member of the due diligence investment process, Colin maintains relationships with third party managers and acts as a liaison, keeping the team abreast on recent market themes, new ideas and opportunities for alternative investments, mutual funds, separately managed accounts and additional investment vehicles. He is dedicated to implementing strategies across clients’ portfolios that are both tailored and customized in an efficient and effective way to help our clients’ achieve their financial goals and objectives.

Prior to joining Rockefeller, Colin spent most of his career as a product strategist for BlackRock’s fixed income hedge funds. In this role, Colin specialized in client relationship management, investor relations, fundraising, and marketing. Prior to Blackrock, Colin began his career at Citibank within the private equity services division.

Colin is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and currently holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Providence College in 2013.

Colin currently resides in New York City and enjoys golfing, cooking, and beach volleyball. He is also an avid New York sports fan, with specific mention to the New York Giants and New York Yankees.

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JOSEPH PAUL

JOSEPH PAUL

Associate

 

Joseph Paul, Associate with Vios Advisors,  joined the team in 2015. Joseph focuses on providing clients with a seamless service by playing an integral role in the day-to-day operations and consistently communicating with clients to ensure that their financial goals and objectives align with their risk tolerance, time horizon and overall portfolio allocation.

His principal responsibilities include trading, money movement, account maintenance, performance reporting and equity research. As a provider of operational and administrative support for Vios Advisors, Joseph assists the team through all stages of client service engagement.

Prior to joining Vios Advisors, Joseph worked as an intern for the team while obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Utah. He served as a member of the Judiciary Board for his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, for three years and played an integral role in the philanthropy efforts.

Joseph currently holds his Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Joseph is a native of Valparaiso, Indiana and currently resides in Salt Lake City. He is an avid skier and enjoys taking in all that Utah has to offer – from the ski resorts to national parks.

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MEGAN MACCHEYNE

MEGAN MACCHEYNE

Administrative Assistant

 

Megan MacCheyne, Administrative Assistant with Vios Advisors, joined the team in August 2019. Megan focuses on managing all administrative duties including scheduling matters, meeting facilitation, high level managerial needs and daily tasks and projects. By managing the team’s Customer Relationship Management program, Megan takes the lead on organizing important client data and meetings on a daily basis. She interacts with clients consistently to ensure both a positive and satisfying experience.

Megan grew up in Rochester, New York and currently resides in New York City. She graduated in 2017 from the State University of New York at Oswego with a major in Marketing and a minor in Economics. She enjoys going to the gym, spending time with family and friends and reading in her leisure.

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