The FOA Leadership

The Family Office Association is led by and advised by experts in a wide variety of fields who bring their knowledge, experience and resources to benefit FOA member families and SFOs.

Angelo J. Robles

Chief Executive Officer / Founder


Angelo Robles is the founder and CEO of the Greenwich CT based Family Office Association (FOA), an exclusive global membership organization that delivers proprietary thought leadership, research, best practices and global programming to multiple generations of exceptionally wealthy families and the professionals who run their single family offices (SFOs).

Angelo is also the founder of Effective Family Office a think tank and Masterclass Program Series for single family offices and the analytical data-driven firm Family Office Statistics. He’s the author of the soon to be released book, “Effective Family Office: Best Practices and Beyond.” Angelo is the host of the Effective Family Office Podcast on iTunes. Angelo personally advises a small number of global families and SFO executives on achieving maximum effectiveness.

Angelo’s expertise has been sought by media outlets such as Bloomberg Radio and Television, the Wall Street Journal, and Institutional Investor, among others. Angelo continues to lead in the SFO community with creative proprietary thinking on the future of the family office including structures, organization, leadership, technology, AI, investing and philanthropy.

 

G Ryan Ansin

President


G. Ryan Ansin is an entrepreneur, early-stage investor, and philanthropist focused on using that combination to generate returns and positive impact for those in the targeted communities wherein he works.

A Boston native and Emerson College Graduate, today, Ansin splits his time between multiple entities. As Founder and CEO of Clarity Project, a lab-grown diamond distribution company, Ansin is dedicated to utilizing consumers’ luxuries as a force for employment diversification in resource-cursed areas. As President of Family Office Association, a membership of 300 families of great wealth, Ansin encourages US-based Single Family offices to more strategically allocate their investment and philanthropic capital to work in tandem.

As an investor, Ansin has built a portfolio of industry-changing start-ups and growth stage companies in tech, health tech, ethical fashion, and real estate. Ansin is also leveraging abandoned mill buildings in Massachusetts to aid in the fast-expansion of the medicinal marijuana industry.

Having started his career in his early teens in documentary production, Ansin went on to found EPHAS (Every Person Has a Story), in 2009. At the time, EPHAS was the most expansive international photojournalism 501c3 with thirty-two partners throughout thirteen countries utilizing newly accessible digital technologies to share up-to-date realities from previously underexposed areas of the world. Ansin then went on to start a fully transparent diamond mining operation near Kono, Sierra Leone, the preface to today’s Clarity Project.

Ansin is a committed supporter of: ALCU, Orphan Starfish Foundation, Ashoka, Creative Visions Foundation, and Root Capital. Ansin meditates often, writes fiction, plays squash, only truly relaxes when SCUBA diving, and dreams of conquering kite surfing and HALO diving.

 

FOA Charter Advisory Board

The Family Office Association Charter Advisory Board is comprised of the talents and experiences of respected family members, SFO executives and noted thought leaders.


Ozi Amanat

Board Director & CIO / Spice Global


John C. Bailey

Founder and CEO/ Spruce Cpital Management


Candice Beaumont

Managing Director / L Investments


Peter Borish

Chairman & CEO / Computer Trading Corporation & Founding Member / Robin Hood Foundation and Math for America


Greg Coules

Founder & President / JG Coules Advisors


Gordon Grant Curtis

Senior Executive / CI Investments


Francois M. de Visscher

President / de Visscher & Co


Elijah Duckworth-Schachter

Family Interests


Matt Donaldson

Private Advisor


Chris Falkenberg

President / Insite SEcurity


Joe Field

Withers Worldwide


Lisa Firestone von Winterfeldt

Investor & Philanthropist


Harris Fried

CEO / Fried Family Office


Luc Hardy

Private Investor


Thomas J. Handler, J.D., P.C.

Chairman Advanced Planning / Handler Thayer, LLP


Barbara Hauser

M.A., J.D.


Tim Lappen

Founder & Chairman / Family Office Group, Jeffer, Mangles, Butler & Mitchell, LLP


 

Ronald MacLeod

Family Office Advisor


Robert Mancuso

Family Interests


Bradford R. Orben

Executive Director / Building and Land Technology SFO


Steve Oyer

Senior Vice President / Lazard Asset Management


Natasha Pearl

Founder & CEO / Aston Pearl


Stephen E. Prostano

J.D., LL.M, C.P.A., Executive Director Wealth Management North America, BNP Paribas


Amelia Renkert-Thomas

Private Advisor


Edward A. Renn

Senior Partner / Withers Bergman


 

Richard Rankin

Private Investor


Laurent Roux

Founder & CEO / Gallatin Wealth Management


Sandro Salsano

Single Family Office


Adam Stern

Family Member


Catherine Tillotson

Managing Partner & Head of Research / Scorpio Partnership


 

Chauwei Yak

Managing Director / GAO Capital / Family Office


 

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