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Advisory Panel

Jason Brown, Chief Executive, Archway Technology Partners

Jason BrownJason Brown founded Archway Technology Partners in 2002. He holds overall responsibility for all aspects of the firm as broad as strategic growth and as detailed as daily company operations. Jason has overseen the growth of the company from one person to today where the firm employs over 100 highly-skilled team members across three separate businesses in three locations. From 1995 to 1997, Jason worked for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in Grand Rapids, MI, where he worked on developing and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning software (ERP) systems. In 2001, Jason founded a hedge fund named The Pioneer Group. During this time Jason developed a software application to manage the partnership accounting and back-office accounting functions for hedge funds. In August 2002, Jason closed The Pioneer Group and founded Archway.

Deirdre O'Byrne, Withers Bergman

Deirdre O'ByrneDeirdre represents families in a broad range of estate planning and tax matters, including charitable giving. She advises fiduciaries on trust and estate administration and probate. Deirdre's practice also involves advising charitable organizations on tax matters and corporate governance. Deidre leads the firm's US Family and Business Planning Group.


Ivan A. Sacks, Withers Bergman

Ivan A. SacksIvan provides trust, estate and tax planning advice to wealthy US and international families, with particular emphasis on cross-border wealth management. He counsels families on structuring and management of their closely-held enterprises, investments and family offices, the administration of large estates and trusts, and represents banks and trust companies on fiduciary matters. He also advises individuals on the acquisition of their personal assets, including jets, yachts and art. Ivan serves as the managing director of the New York office and heads the firm's Latin American Practice Group.

Tom Livergood, Family Wealth Alliance

Tom LivergoodTom is CEO of The Alliance, which serves as an independent advocate and resource to private families and firms that serve them. In 2009 The Alliance launched Alliance U, a groundbreaking standardized training program for wealth managers. Prior to founding The Alliance, Tom worked with the Family Office Exchange, Harris Private Bank and CIGNA Financial Services.


Robert J. Ellis, Principal, Fast Track Advisors LLC

Bob EllisBob is a Principal with Fast Track Advisors LLC, a New York consultancy specializing in the successful integration of technology and strategy to achieve superior profitability and operational excellence for wealth management firms. Bob was previously a senior financial services executive with over twenty years leadership of trust companies, banks, brokerages and asset management organizations. He is also the author of many wealth management industry reports with topics including UMAs, TAMPs, compliance, client segmentation, trust and wealth management platforms, and outsourcing. Bob is a Securities Principal, qualified CPA, college professor and Harvard MBA.

Charles Lowenhaupt, Lowenhaupt Global Advisors

Charles LowenhauptCharles is founder of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors. He is well known for his work with UHNW families globally. He is also Managing Member of Lowenhaupt Global Advisor's affiliated firm, Lowenhaupt & Chasnoff, LLC, the first U.S. law firm focused on tax law and established by Lowenhaupt's grandfather in 1908. Lowenhaupt was a Founding Advisory Faculty member of the Institute for Private Investors and is now an Emeritus Member of the Advisory Faculty. He is a co-founder and director of the Institute for Wealth Management Standards.

Aaron Gurwitz, Managing Director, Head of Global Investment Strategy, Barclays Wealth

Aaron GurwitzAaron advises investors on tactical asset allocation and helps identify risks worth taking and risks that should be avoided. He joined Barclays Wealth in September 2008 as part of the Barclays acquisition of Lehman Brothers' Private Investment Management (PIM) business in the Americas. He joined PIM in 2004 as Managing Director of Portfolio Advisory. Prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs for 16 years, serving in the Fixed Income Research, Municipal Bond, and Private Wealth Management departments. Prior to joining Goldman, Aaron was a senior economist at Salomon Brothers, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Rand Corporation. Earlier in his career he worked as an assistant professor of Economics at Michigan State University and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Korea.

Joseph W Reilly Jr, Family Office Advisor

Joe ReillyJoe Reilly is a strategy and investment consultant to family offices. He was the co-founder and founding president of the Family Office Association. Prior to FOA, he helped to start a single family office and foundation in New York where he was an investment manager for six years. Previously he was an energy specialist at Credit Agricole Indosuez in New York, and started his career at Salomon Smith Barney. Joe is a founding member of the Family Office Council at Princeton University; a member of the NYU Stern Family Office Council and advisor to the RDS Milken Family Office Council.

Rick Flynn, Managing Partner of FFO

Rick FlynnRick Flynn, managing partner of FFO, is an international authority on the family office space who has helped to transform the sector by designing and implementing outsourced solutions that bridge financial and lifestyle objectives. An experienced wealth and business manager, Rick works with entrepreneurs, executives, athletes, artists and entertainers as well as their professional advisory teams to create customized strategies that build and protect fortunes and legacies while unlocking the power of their personal brands. Rick advises clients on matters including advanced planning, wealth enhancement, and asset protection. Rick manages and integrates all aspects of business and personal financial management for optimal efficiency, from budgeting to cash flow management to philanthropic involvements.

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