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Our Team

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  • David H. Schwartz, CFP®, MBA

    David H. Schwartz, CFP®, MBA

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    David has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FCE Group since its founding in 1981. David received Bachelor of Science and Masters Degrees in Finance from Hofstra University, and has earned advanced degrees in Real Estate, Tax and Financial Planning. Prior to forming FCE Group, David was employed by NatWest in the corporate banking department.
     
    David has an extensive knowledge of the wealth management process, having lectured on these topics at both New York University and Adelphi University, in addition to appearing on CNBC and Fox News.
     

    He is a member of the Alliance for Wealth Management, a think tank of prominent tri-state financial advisors, and serves on numerous investment committees.

  • Fred Sloan, CFA

    Fred Sloan, CFA

    President and Chief Investment Officer

    Fred joined FCE Group in January 2011, and serves as President and Chief Investment Officer. He has been involved in the management of multi strategy investment portfolios since 1990. In 2007, Fred founded Island Brook Partners LP, an alternative fund of hedge funds. From 2001 through 2007, he was President of Kemnay Advisory Services, which serves as investment advisor to a group of offshore clients with global hedge fund and equity portfolios.

     

    Prior to Kemnay, Fred was at Ivy Asset Management from 1990 through 2001. During this time, he held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Director of Research, and Chief of Investment Management. Fred received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The State University of New York at Binghamton (1978).

     

    He holds the CFA designation and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. Fred serves on the Binghamton University investment committee.

  • Alan Kleinberg, CFP®

    Alan Kleinberg, CFP®

    Senior Managing Director / Officer

    Alan is a senior executive at FCE Group, where he has been advising clients since he joined the firm in 2002. Alan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1995, having held positions as both a trader and financial advisor.
     
    Alan has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) designations and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
     
    Alan is a Registered Investment Advisory Agent of First Capital Consulting Inc.

     

  • Carl Friedrich, CFA, CFP®

    Carl Friedrich, CFA, CFP®

    Managing Director

    Carl joined FCE Group in 2014, and serves as Director. He has an extensive background in portfolio management and client advisory services, having previously served as Chief Investment Officer of Piermont Group. Carl helped launch the Equities Relative Value Team at Goldman Sachs, where he advised and traded for hedge fund clients from 2001 to 2009. Earlier in his career, Carl also worked as a derivatives trader and investment banking analyst.

     

    Carl holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

     

    Carl is a CFA® charterholder, Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Enrolled Agent (EA), and Certified Financial PlannerTM Professional (CFP®).

     

     

  • Brett H. Schwartz, AAMS, CFP®

    Brett H. Schwartz, AAMS, CFP®

    Senior Financial Advisor

    Brett is a Certified Financial Planner with FCE Group. He has been advising individuals and multigenerational families in comprehensive financial planning since joining the firm in 1998. Before joining FCE Group, Brett consulted for several S&P 500 corporations as a forensic accountant.
     
    He began his career in public accounting with a focus on personal income tax.
     
    Brett holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from CSUF, and he completed the CFP Professional Education Program at the College for Financial Planning in Denver.

     

  • Kathy Waters

    Kathy Waters

    Senior Financial Advisor

    Kathy joined FCE Group in 2007. She holds an Associate in Business Administration degree from Nassau Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from State University of New York Empire College and has completed the Certified Financial Planning (CFP) program at CW Post University. Kathy possesses extensive experience in financial planning, client service, business development and operations.

     
    Prior to joining the firm, she was the Business Manager for a large surgical practice at NYU Medical Center for 22 years. She also spent six years managing the assets and real estate holdings of a high net worth family.

     

  • Marilyn Schaja

    Marilyn Schaja

    Senior Financial Advisor

    Marilyn has been involved in the financial industry since 1983. Most recently, she was a Senior Vice President at the Permal Group, a fund of funds advisor. Prior to Permal, Marilyn spent ten years at Ivy Asset Management as a Director of Client Development, after 17 years at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette where she was a Senior Vice President. 
    Marilyn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The State University of New York at Binghamton and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from The Stern School of Business at New York University.
     
    She holds the Series 7, 63 and 24 FINRA registrations. Marilyn is a candidate for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.
     

     

  • Laurie Rogers Lange

    Laurie Rogers Lange

    Client Relations Manager

    Laurie joined FCE Group in 2009 and possesses extensive experience in client service, business development and operations. She has ten years of administrative and operations experience and previously worked in the real estate industry.
     
    Laurie handles a diverse set of responsibilities including client inquiries, new accounts applications, distributions, trade requests and reports.

     

  • Veronica Karas, MBA, CFP®

    Veronica Karas, MBA, CFP®

    Financial Planner

    Veronica joined FCE Group in April 2016 and works with the advisory team handling all aspects of financial planning for our clients. 

     

    Prior to joining FCE, Veronica worked for Merrill Lynch in the Global Wealth Management division where she was the financial planner for a team of advisors. Prior to that she worked for Circle Advisors Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Veronica has extensive experience working with high net-worth individuals and small businesses, as well as retirement planning, tax planning, education planning, and estate planning.  

     

    Veronica received her Masters of Business Administration (MBA)  degree from Pace University and holds a BBA from Bernard M. Baruch College. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional (CFP®) and maintains her Life, Accident and Health Insurance license.

     

  • Oleg Zviagin

    Oleg Zviagin

    Advisory Assistant

    Oleg joined FCE Group in August 2016. Prior to joining FCE, Oleg was the Director of Business Development for Circle Advisers, Inc, a Registered Investment Advisor. He has eight years of administrative and operations experience – four of which are with an RIA.

     

    Oleg handles a wide array of responsibilities related to financial planning and operations. Oleg is in the process of receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College and is also a Notary Public.

  • Claude Molosiu, CFA, MBA

    Claude Molosiu, CFA, MBA

    Senior Portfolio Manager

    Claude joined FCE Group in July 2011. He has over fifteen years of investment experience serving high-net worth clients. Prior to joining the firm, Claude spent eight years at Citigroup Global Wealth Management as Equity and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, overseeing over $100 million in client assets. From 2001 through 2003, he served as a consultant for Winston Resources.
     
    Claude holds a BS degree in Finance from CUNY/College of Staten Island, a BS degree in Business Management from University of Tirana, Albania, and a MBA in Finance from the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College.
     
    Claude earned the CFA designation in 2005, and is a member of the CFA Institute.

     

  • Jeffrey Thurm, MBA

    Jeffrey Thurm, MBA

    Portfolio Manager

    Jeff joined FCE Group in 2016 and serves as Portfolio Manager. He has an extensive background in Investment Strategy R&D as well as Portfolio and Risk Management, having previously served as Senior Investment Analyst at Thalheim Capital LLC, a private investment manager for high net worth and institutional clientele.

     

    Jeff holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Stern School of Business at New York University, where he specialized in Finance and Financial Markets, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York. He is also a pending CFA charter candidate.

  • Douglas Brick

    Douglas Brick

    Associate Investment Analyst

    Douglas joined FCE Group in May 2016. He graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Information Technology.  Before joining full time with the Investment team, Douglas was an intern for the Operations team.

     

    Douglas handles a diverse set of Investment and IT related responsibilities including fund due diligence, monitoring, portfolio allocation and performance reporting.

  • Tanya Campo, CPA

    Tanya Campo, CPA

    Operations Manager

    Tanya joined FCE Group in 2014, and serves as Head of Operations. Tanya has over fifteen years of professional experience in the investment management business. Prior to joining FCE, Tanya was at Ivy Asset Management LLC where she served as Head of Investor Relations from 2010-2013, Vice President, Investor Services from 2004-2010, and as Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting from 1999-2004. Tanya started her career at Arthur Andersen, LLP as an auditor in their Financial Assurance Services department.

     

    Tanya received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Baruch College and a Master of Business Administration from Hofstra University. Tanya is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

     

  • Elizabeth Hunter

    Elizabeth Hunter

    Operations Analyst

    Elizabeth joined FCE Group in October 2006 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University. She has worked in the financial services industry since 2001, previously serving in various operations roles within the fixed income area at JP Morgan Chase.
     
    Elizabeth handles a variety of client service and operations responsibilities including new accounts applications, distributions, trade requests and reports.

     

  • Kim Lupo

    Kim Lupo

    Operations Analyst

    Kim joined FCE Group in 2012. She graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Kim has over 15 years experience in the financial industry. She previously worked at Ivy Asset Management in the Client Development Department. Prior to joining Ivy, she worked at American Funds as a Client Services Representative.

     

    Kim handles a diverse set of operations responsibilities including client inquiries, new accounts applications, distributions, trade requests and reports.

     

  • Navisha Sawh

    Navisha Sawh

    Operations Analyst

    Navisha joined FCE Group in 2013. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Finance. Navisha has over 8 years experience in operations and client service. She previously worked at BNY Mellon for three years in the Investor Services Department. Prior to that, she worked at Ivy Asset Management, also in Investor Services.
     
    Navisha handles a diverse set of operations responsibilities including client inquiries, new accounts applications, distributions, trade requests and reports.

     

  • Aisha Palma

    Aisha Palma

    Operations Analyst

    Aisha joined FCE Group in August 2016 and handles a diverse set of operations responsibilities including client inquiries, new accounts applications, distributions, trade requests and reports.

     

    Prior to joining FCE, Aisha was at Circle Advisers, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, as the Director of Client Services. She has eleven years of administrative, operations and life insurance experience. She is in the process of obtaining a BBA in Industrial Organizational Psychology and maintains her Life, Accident and Health Insurance license.

  • Stephen Perrino

    Stephen Perrino

    Chief Operating Officer

    Steve is the Chief Operating Officer for FCE Group. In addition, he has primary responsibility for operational due diligence for the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Perrino spent eight years as the CFO for Investor Select Advisors, where he was responsible for accounting and compliance for their fund of funds. 
     
    Previously he spent seven years with Lehman Brothers, where he served as VP and CFO of a private client services asset management division. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in New York. where he worked with a variety of financial services companies. 
     
    Mr. Perrino received his Bachelors degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

     

  • Nicole Rodriguez

    Nicole Rodriguez

    Fund Accounting Analyst

    Nicole joined FCE Group in November 2010 and is responsible for the fund accounting for the firm’s alternative investment portfolios, in addition to oversight and maintenance of the firm’s advisory billing process. Prior to joining FCE Group, Nicole spent five years at Duet Alternative Investments. There, she worked as the lead accountant for the firm’s funds of funds, and she served her last year there as the firm’s Financial Controller.
     
    Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.

     

  • Alice Yu

    Alice Yu

    Administration

    Alice joined FCE Group in 2014.   She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Siena College. Alice has over 10 years financial industry experience from Guggenheim Partners, SS&C GlobeOp and Morgan Stanley working in fund administration and operations.

     

    Alice handles a broad variety of administrative and operational support responsibilities for the firm.

     

  • June Farias

    June Farias

    Administration

    June joined FCE Group in 2010 as a receptionist. She also handles a broad variety of administrative support responsibilities for the firm.
     
    June has over 27 years of experience, having worked in various departments at the New York Stock Exchange including the Information and Customer Service Desk on the Trading Floor.

     

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