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Our Team

Learn more about our team members by clicking on the names below.

Management Team
Fred Sloan, CFA®

Fred joined FCE Group in January 2011, and serves as President and Chief Executive 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 worked 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.

David H. Schwartz, CFP®

David has served as Chairman of FCE Group since its founding in 1981. David received Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration 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.

Alan Kleinberg, CFP®

Alan joined FCE Group in December, 2002. He is a Senior Managing Director at FCE Group, and is responsible for advising the firm’s clients on all aspects of financial planning and investments. 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 also a Registered Investment Advisory Agent of First Capital Consulting Inc.

 

Carl Friedrich, CFA®, CFP®, FRM, EA

Carl joined FCE Group in 2014, and serves as Senior Managing 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 Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and 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®).

Claude Molosiu, CFA®

Claude is a Managing Director at FCE Group. He joined the firm in July 2011 and heads our financial planning group. Claude 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from CUNY/College of Staten Island, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from University of Tirana, Albania, and a Master of Business Administration 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.

Tanya Campo, CPA®

Tanya joined FCE Group in 2014, and serves as Managing Director. She heads our Client Service team. 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®). 

Stephen Perrino

Steve is the Chief Operating Officer for FCE Group and is a Managing Director. He has been with the firm since 2009. In addition, he has primary responsibility for operational due diligence for the firm’s investment activities. Prior to joining the firm, Steve spent eight years as the CFO for Investor Select Advisors, where he was responsible for accounting and compliance for their fund of funds. 

Previously Steve 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. 

Steve received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo. 

Advisory Team
Kathy Waters

Kathy, joined FCE Group in 2007 and is a Senior Financial Advisor. She holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Nassau Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from the State University of New York at Empire College and has completed the Certified Financial Planning 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, MBA®

Marilyn, who joined FCE Group in 2012, is a Senior Financial Advisor. She 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 Master 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. 

 

Brett H. Schwartz, AAMS, CFP®

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. 

Laurie Rogers Lange

Laurie joined FCE Group in 2009 and serves as Client Relations Manager. She has held multiple roles within the firm, including heading the Operations team. Laurie possesses extensive experience in client service, business development and operations. She previously worked in the real estate industry for ten years.

Laurie is a member of our Advisory team, advising numerous clients on their financial planning, investment and insurance needs. 

Veronica Karas, CFP®

Veronica joined FCE Group in April 2016 and works on the Advisory team handling all aspects of financial planning for the firm’s 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, where she was the Director of Marketing & Business Development and a Financial Advisor. Veronica has extensive experience working with high net-worth individuals and small businesses in all areas of financial planning including estate planning, retirement planning, tax planning, education planning, and insurance.

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

Oleg Zviagin

Oleg joined FCE Group in August 2016, and works on the Planning team as an Advisory Associate where he assists advisors with their clients’ financial planning needs and oversees the annual review process within the firm. Prior to joining FCE, Oleg was the Director of Business Development for Circle Advisers, a Registered Investment Advisor. He has eight years of administrative and operations experience – four of which were with another independent registered investment advisory firm.

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

David Goldberger, MBA®

David joined FCE Group’s Planning team in October 2017 where he assists advisors with their clients’ financial planning and investments needs. Prior to joining FCE, David worked as a financial advisor at AXA Advisors where he assisted clients with their financial planning. David has also previously worked in Re-engineering & Expense Management at Morgan Stanley.

He received an Master of Business Administration from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from American University.

He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM candidate and holds his FINRA Series 7, 66, and New York State Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses.

Jonathan Schwarz

Jonathan joined FCE Group’s Planning team in November 2017 where he assists advisors in providing service to their clients. Prior to joining FCE, Jonathan spent three years working for Innovatix, a health care group purchasing organization, as a Senior Data Processor. In that capacity he acquired experience in healthcare and supply chain management.

Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from SUNY Cortland in 2014. He was the President of the Economics club and graduated Cum Laude.

 

Investment Team
Jeffrey Thurm, MBA®

Jeff joined FCE Group in 2016 and works on the Investment team 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 Master in Business Administration 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 from the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York.

Douglas Brick

Douglas joined FCE Group in May 2016, and serves as Investment Analyst. 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 working on the firm’s Operations team.

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

Cori Dayton, CFA®, FRM

Cori joined FCE Group in 2017, and serves as an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining FCE, Cori spent four years with the Estee Lauder Companies as a Senior Treasury Analyst. She has experience in global pension investments and risk management. Cori received her Master of Science (MS) degree in Finance from Hofstra University, where she specialized in Investment Analysis.

She also graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Cori is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a CFA®.

Nicole Rodriguez

Nicole joined FCE Group in 2010 and as Fund Accounting Analyst 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. 

Bibi Sattaur

Bibi joined FCE Group in 2017 and as Fund Accounting Analyst she is responsible for assisting in the accounting and reporting functions for the firm’s alternative investment portfolios. Prior to joining FCE Group, Bibi spent two years at Parts Authority where she worked in an accounting and finance role producing monthly forecasting and sales reports.

Bibi holds a Double Major-Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance & Investments / Entrepreneurial Management from City University of New York, Baruch College. 

Client Service Team
Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth joined FCE Group in October 2006 and works as an Operations Analyst on the firm’s Client Service team. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University. Elizabeth 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 joined FCE Group in 2012 and works on the firm’s Client Service team as an Operations Analyst. 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 joined FCE Group in 2013 and works on the firm’s Client Service team as Operations Analyst. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management & Finance. Navisha has over eight 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 joined FCE Group in August 2016 and as Operations Analyst 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 has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Industrial Organizational Psychology and maintains her Life, Accident and Health Insurance license.

June Farias

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 25 years of work experience, including various positions at the New York Stock Exchange including the Information and Customer Service Desk on the Trading Floor. 

Alice Yu

Alice joined FCE Group in 2014 and works in administration. 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. 

Shana Benoit

Shana joined FCE Group in January 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. John's University in English Literature. Shana has over 8 years experience in administration. She worked in the aviation industry for a prestigious private jet company as an office manager and for an aircraft maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) as executive assistant to CEO. Prior to the aviation industry she was a client associate for Merrill Lynch working with high net worth clientele.

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

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