Maria Pia Leon Angell

Director Client Advisory Services

Pia is the Director, Client Advisory Services of the firm. 

Prior to joining Forbes, she served in a similar capacity at AM Global Family Investment Office.  Previously, Pia was a partner at GenSpring Family Offices International. During her seven years with GenSpring, Pia advised families with over $3 billion of assets. Prior to GenSpring, Pia had an 18-year career in banking with Standard Chartered and Citibank. During her banking career, Pia worked across various banking units, including Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, and Private Banking, taking her to live in seven different countries. Pia decided to leave the banking industry to advise wealthy individuals and families more broadly on their financial and non-financial wealth management decisions.

With more than two decades of experience working in the financial industry, Pia strongly believes in helping her clients to understand the relationship between their financial and family decisions and helping them to navigate the opportunities and challenges associated with a life with wealth.

Pia graduated from Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Peru) earning a Bachelor of Economics and the University of Miami earning a Master of International Politics. She holds a post graduate degree from Bowen Center for the Study of the Family at Georgetown University.

Pia is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese. She is also a Board Member of the Miami Music Project.

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Sean Boner, CFA

Investment Analyst

Sean is an investment analyst with the firm. He is responsible for manager due diligence, portfolio management, market research, investment sourcing, and quantitative analysis; carrying out these tasks in close collaboration with the investment team and Co-CIO’s.

Prior to joining Forbes, Sean served in a similar role at AM Global Family Investment Office. Previously, Sean worked as a Valuation Analyst for Moore, Ellrich & Neal, PA where he focused on the valuation of privately held businesses, assets and various other securities.

Sean graduated from Florida State University, cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University. He is a CFA® Charter Holder.  

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Sharon Choong

Quantitative Analyst

Sharon joined the firm in 2016. She applies quantitative methods and statistical techniques to develop financial models for investment analysis and portfolio management. As a full stack developer, she also engages in all aspects of the development of the firm’s proprietary investment analytics software, including the administration of databases and APIs, server-side programming, user interface design, and the implementation of data visualizations.  Additionally, she is involved in manager due diligence for alternative investments, with a focus on certain quantitative investment strategies.

Sharon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School with concentrations in Statistics and Finance and a minor in Mathematics. She was a Joseph Wharton Scholar and participated in a study abroad program at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She successfully completed all three levels of the CFA Program and expects to receive the charter upon completion of the required work experience.

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Melissa E. (McBrearty) Ciro, CFP®, CAIA

Investment Associate

Melissa has been with the firm since 2009. She participates in manager sourcing and due diligence for all alternative investments, is actively engaged in portfolio analysis and rebalancing, and supports the firm’s proprietary quantitative analysis technology. Prior to joining, she was selected for Ameriprise Financial’s marketing and financial services program.

Melissa graduated cum laude from Saint Joseph’s University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, with a minor in Psychology. Melissa obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2014, as well as the CAIA designation in 2016.

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Tracy W. Coyle

Client Associate

Tracy is a Client Associate. Tracy joined Brooks Capital Group, a predecessor organization, in 2004 and has over fifteen years’ experience in the financial services industry. She handles operations and management at the firm. Previously, Tracy worked for Morgan Stanley in New York City, where her duties included the management of regional office operations and the direction of all management support personnel.

Tracy received her B.A. in Human Resources from the University of Delaware.

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Christopher L. Fagley, CFP®, IACCP®

Chief Operating Officer

Chris has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Compliance Officer from 2012 to 2016 for Zeke Capital Management LLC, a boutique registered investment adviser located in Berwyn, PA. Previously, Chris spent 7 years as Vice President of Information Services with Glenmede Trust Company in Philadelphia, overseeing all wealth management and trading platforms. From 1998 to 2005, Chris was employed by Davidson Trust Company in Devon, PA as Vice President of Operations where he implemented order management and portfolio accounting systems, as well as oversaw all client and composite performance measurement. Prior to Davidson, Chris spent 6 years with The Vanguard Group in Malvern, PA as a relationship manager for HNW individuals before moving into a more operational/technical role with Vanguard’s fee-based advisory service. 

Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Chester University with a concentration in Economics, and earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Investment Advisor Certified Compliance Professional designations.

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Natalie B. Green

Client Associate

Natalie is a Client Associate with over 17 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She is responsible for servicing the needs of new and existing clients, including administrative tasks, performance reporting, and trade executions. Prior to joining the firm, Natalie served as a Senior Client Associate at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management supporting multiple advisors with $4 billion AUM. 

Natalie earned her B.S. in Finance from West Chester University. 

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Diana Hernandez

Operations Analyst

Diana is an Operations Analyst at the firm.

Prior to joining Forbes, she served as Operations Manager at AM Global Family Investment Office where she was responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operation functions including account reconciliation, custodial relationship management and client reporting. 

Previously, Diana served as Human Resources Associate for GenSpring Family Offices. In this role she performed human resources functions including facilitation of the annual compensation process, partnering with the internal recruiter to identify candidates, interviewing and facilitating new hires, maintaining personnel files, managing special projects as needed by firm executives, and managing administrative staff. Prior to her role at GenSpring Family Offices, Diana was a Senior Underwriting Administrator for Associated Industries Insurance Services, Inc.

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Colin Hickey, CAIA

Director of Client Investment Advisory

Colin is Director of Client Investment Advisory and partner of the firm.

Prior to joining Forbes, Colin was a partner of AM Global Family Investment Office since the firm’s inception in 2012. While serving as a senior investment analyst at AM Global, Colin was responsible for investment and manager research, quantitative risk management, investment sourcing and due diligence, and execution of investment strategies. Colin also helped develop and launch the firm’s proprietary commingled vehicle, the AM Global Core Fund, LP.  He served on the firm’s Investment Advisory Board and delivered investment advice to AM Global Family Investment Office clients. Prior to joining AM Global, Colin completed UBS Financial Services’ Internship Program

Colin graduated from Florida State University, cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Science in Finance.

Colin holds the FINRA Series 65 securities registration and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation. He serves on the Board of Directors for MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach, Florida, as a Finance Committee member on the Board of Trustees for The Nature Foundation, Inc, and as a board member of The Benjamin School’s Alumni Council. He is a licensed USCG merchant mariner for marine vessels up to 100 tons.

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Felicia Kapsas

Client Associate

Felicia has over 20 years of financial services and client management expertise. She joined the firm in 2010 and is responsible for managing and servicing client relationships. She has been a primary point of contact for clients. Prior to joining, Felicia was a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton, Florida, where she was instrumental in managing high net worth client relationships. Previously, she was a Senior Registered Associate at Perry Financial Group.

Felicia attends Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and earned an A.A. degree from Centenary College, in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

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Victoria Karasin, CTFA

Director, Advisory Services

Victoria is the Director – Advisory Services of the firm. 

Prior to joining Forbes, Victoria served in the same role at AM Global Family Investment Office. With more than two decades of experience working in the family office space, she advises families on the sustainability of wealth along generations.  She works with clients across a broad spectrum of wealth management topics, including coordination with their outside advisors to ensure investments are aligned across multifaceted tax and legal structures. Victoria has extensive experience working with family-owned businesses, family offices, wealth creators, and inheritors and brings a thorough understanding of complex investment, tax and estate planning strategies. 

Victoria graduated from Fordham University, cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Victoria holds the Chartered Trust and Financial Advisor designation, and the FINRA Series 65 securities registration. 

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Kathleen E. Keating

Chief Compliance Officer

Kathleen brings over 20 years of legal, audit and regulatory compliance experience to the firm. After working with the firm in a consulting capacity, Kathleen assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer in September 2018. Previously, Kathleen was a Director of Compliance - Affiliate Legal and Support for AMG Wealth Partners. Prior to AMG Wealth Partners, she served in progressively senior compliance roles at firms including Franklin Resources, Inc. and Credit Suisse Group - Private Equity Division culminating in serving as the Chief Compliance Officer for boutique registered investment advisers.

Kathleen holds a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Joseph's College, a JD summa cum laude from New York Law School and a LL.M. cum laude in Corporate Transactions and Finance from the University of Alabama School of Law.

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Michael T. LoCasale

Investment Associate

Michael is an Investment Associate. Originally a summer analyst in 2014, he rejoined the firm in 2018.  Michael participates in manager sourcing and diligence for traditional and alternative investment offerings, is involved in portfolio analysis and rebalancing, and supports the firm’s ongoing client activity. Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked as an Investment Associate on Janney Montgomery Scott's Research Team. There he helped maintain JMS' recommended lists of mutual funds, separately managed accounts, and exchange-traded funds, and assisted the firm's overall investment selection process. Michael graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Business where he earned a B.S. in Finance. He has successfully completed all three levels of the CFA Program and expects to receive the charter upon completion of the required work experience.

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Michael T. McDermott

Operations Analyst

Michael joined the firm in 2017 as an Operations Analyst. Michael provides dedicated operational support to client associates and partners, monitors and maintains clients’ alternative investment data in our portfolio accounting systems, assists in the improvement of the firm’s business processes, and helps to prepare reporting packages for our clients.

Michael graduated summa cum laude from Temple University, where he was a Presidential Scholar and a member of the Temple Honors program. He earned a B.A. with distinction in Economics and Spanish, and completed minors in Business and Political Science.

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Justine M. (Wollner) Minnick

Client Associate

Justine is a Client Associate. She has been with the firm since 2011, during which time she has been involved with our proprietary investment analysis technology, hedge fund and private equity manager due diligence program, and investment reviews. Ms. Wollner is responsible for client account servicing, facilitating trade executions, performance reporting, and general communication.

Justine earned her B.A. degree in Communications from Villanova University, where she was a four-time letter winner in varsity soccer, a four-time Big East All-Academic team member, and the sole team captain her senior year.  Justine also played professionally for the Ottawa Fury.

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Christine A. Myhrer

Executive Assistant

Christine is an Executive Assistant with more than eight years’ experience as both an Administrative Assistant and an Office Manager. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Christine worked for Cain Brothers, a Division of Keybanc Capital Markets in New York City.

Christine graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in 2008 with a B.A. in English.

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Michael D. Rocchi

Analyst

Michael joined the firm in 2016. He supports our proprietary internal quantitative analysis technology, participates in our hedge fund and private equity manager due diligence program, and helps with daily client operations.

Michael graduated from Saint Joseph’s University earning his B.S. in Finance with a dual major in Economics.

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Seth E. Stroback, CAIA

Director

Seth joined the firm in 2004 as part of the Brooks Capital Group family office, a predecessor organization. Seth was instrumentally involved in the development of the alternative asset program and currently participates in all stages of the due diligence process, from quantitative and qualitative analysis, to manager interviews, to portfolio construction, and ongoing portfolio monitoring. Seth is a liaison between the family office and its current underlying managers, and actively sources new hedge fund and private equity fund investment opportunities. Previously, Seth completed a summer position with the Alternative Investments Group at UBS in New York, where he performed similar hedge fund due diligence functions.

Seth earned a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from the University of Delaware. He is currently a Board Member of the Endowment Foundation for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association of Delaware Valley, and a founding member and Chapter Executive for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association’s Philadelphia Chapter. Seth received the CAIA designation in 2011.

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John J. Yoo

Client Associate

John brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He is primarily responsible for account servicing and performance reporting.  John formerly worked as a Performance Analytics Associate servicing high net worth clients at JP Morgan Private Bank in New York City.  Prior to that, he was an Associate for Institutional Client Reporting at Morgan Stanley.  John began his career at Smith Barney.

John graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a B.S. in Business.

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Natalia T. Zager, CFP®

Client Associate

Natalia has been with the firm since 2013, supporting all aspects of client relationship management, including financial planning, portfolio monitoring and rebalancing, reporting, and routine account servicing. She often coordinates with insurance, legal, and tax advisors on behalf of clients. In addition, she supports the executive team in advancing firm operations. Previously, Natalia spent four years as an Assistant Portfolio Manager at Veritable, LP, where she assisted in the design, implementation, performance reporting, and day-to-day servicing of investment portfolios for ultra-high net worth families and foundations.

Natalia holds a B.S. in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.  She obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2014.

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