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 founder and CEO of the Greenwich CT based Family Office Association (FOA), an exclusive global membership organization that delivers proprietary thought leadership and solutions to multiple generations of exceptionally wealthy families and the professionals who run their single family offices (SFOs).
Mr. Robles is the founder of analytical data driven Family Office Statistics and the family office think tank Family Office IQ. He’s the author of the book “Effective Family Office: Effective. Resilient. Adaptive. Best Practices and Beyond.” Mr. Robles personally advises a small number of global families and SFO executives on achieving maximum effectiveness.
His expertise is often sought by media outlets such as Bloomberg Television, the Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor among others. Mr. Robles continues to lead in the SFO community with creative thinking on the future of the family office as illustrated in his proprietary research, best practices and beyond writing, masterclasses on family offices, global programming and podcasts.
G Ryan Ansin
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.
Board Director & CIO / Spice Global
John C. Bailey
Founder and CEO/ Spruce Cpital Management
Managing Director / L Investments
Chairman & CEO / Computer Trading Corporation & Founding Member / Robin Hood Foundation and Math for America
Founder & President / JG Coules Advisors
Gordon Grant Curtis
Senior Executive / CI Investments
Francois M. de Visscher
President / de Visscher & Co
President / Insite SEcurity
Lisa Firestone von Winterfeldt
Investor & Philanthropist
CEO / Fried Family Office
Thomas J. Handler, J.D., P.C.
Chairman Advanced Planning / Handler Thayer, LLP
Founder & Chairman / Family Office Group, Jeffer, Mangles, Butler & Mitchell, LLP
Family Office Advisor
Bradford R. Orben
Executive Director / Building and Land Technology SFO
Senior Vice President / Lazard Asset Management
Founder & CEO / Aston Pearl
Stephen E. Prostano
J.D., LL.M, C.P.A., Executive Director Wealth Management North America, BNP Paribas
Edward A. Renn
Senior Partner / Withers Bergman
Founder & CEO / Gallatin Wealth Management
Single Family Office
Managing Partner & Head of Research / Scorpio Partnership
Managing Director / GAO Capital / Family Office