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Our senior leaders founded Snowden Lane Partners following careers as top executives at some of the world’s largest wealth management firms. Their goal was to establish an independent wealth advisory with an even higher standard. Today, Snowden Lane Partners represents a culture that values integrity, transparency and putting the client first, along with state-of-the-art technology and innovative investment solutions.

Lyle LaMothe

Chairman

Lyle LaMothe is Chairman of Snowden Lane. Lyle is Senior Partner of Left Hand Logic, LLC, a business consulting firm focused on the independent financial services industry.

Prior to founding Left Hand Logic, Lyle was head of Merrill Lynch U.S. Wealth Management, responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of 23,000 professionals including 13,500 Financial Advisors entrusted with $1.5 trillion of client assets, generating $9.8 billion in revenue and $2.5 billion in pre-tax earnings through a system of approximately 700 branch offices across the United States. Lyle served as a member of the Global Wealth & Investment Management Executive Committee and Bank of America’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council. A 24 year veteran of Merrill Lynch, Lyle held executive management positions in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Lyle began his career as a financial advisor in San Bernardino, California.

Rob Mooney

Managing Partner, CEO

Rob is Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Snowden Lane. Rob spent 22 years at Merrill Lynch, in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, and London.

He was General Counsel and Chief Business Risk Officer of Global Wealth Management and a member of the GWM Executive and Operating Committees. He previously held senior executive positions in International Private Client and the Asia Pacific Region. Rob started at Merrill Lynch in London (Europe, Middle East and Africa Region) and before that worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has a BA from Franklin and Marshall College and a JD from George Washington University. He is Chairman of the Board of Centurion, the oldest organization in the U.S. dedicated to freeing the wrongly convicted, and a founding Board member of the Christina Seix Academy, a residential school for underprivileged inner city children. He is a former Board Chairman and Board member of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey. Rob and his wife reside in Princeton, NJ and have four children.

Greg Franks

Managing Partner, President, COO

Greg Franks is Managing Partner, President and COO of Snowden Lane. Previously, Greg was a Managing Director with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where he was responsible for over 5000 financial advisors, $450 billion dollars in client assets and $4 billion in annual revenue.

Additionally, Greg was Maryland State President for Bank of America where he was responsible for integrating the various lines of businesses into a cohesive platform to better serve the clients of both the consumer and commercial bank and the wealth management business. In his 28 years with Merrill Lynch, Greg held various positions including Western Division Director, Mid-Atlantic Division Director and Regional Managing Director. Greg held positions in London, England where he was Executive Director of the wealth management office and in Dubai, U.A.E., where he was Regional Director of the Middle East.

Alison Murray Burkett

Senior Partner, Enterprise Development

Alison is Senior Partner and Managing Director of Enterprise Development, ensuring that Snowden Lane clients and advisors have a superior experience through consistent service, dynamic technology, and custom investment solutions. Alison is responsible for the company’s operating platform, human resources, and for driving enterprise innovation.

In addition, she leads efforts to develop next-generation advisor tools and client service models incorporating leading-edge technology. Alison plays a central role in the recruitment and transition of advisory teams to Snowden Lane Partners. She brings extensive experience working with ‘advisors in transition’, integrating custodial technology and service offerings to support their client and business needs in an independent business model. She focuses on developing vendor partnerships and creating solutions to enhance client and advisor experience. Previously, Alison held business development and client service positions at Clearbrook Global Advisors. She received her BA in Political Science from Princeton University, and studied finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Alison holds Series 7, 66, 24, and 79 registrations. Alison and her husband, Erik, have two children and reside in San Diego, CA.

Richard West

Partner, General Counsel & CCO

Richard is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of Snowden Lane. He has more than 20 years of broad legal and regulatory compliance experience. He was General Counsel of Aritas Group, Inc. and as CCO of its broker-dealer subsidiaries, responsible for all legal and regulatory affairs of the company.

Prior to Aritas, Richard was General Counsel, CCO, and a member of the Board of Directors of SecondMarket, Inc. He also served as General Counsel and CCO of The National Research Exchange, Inc.

Richard graduated with a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Tulane University. He is admitted to the bar in New York and England & Wales. He holds Series 7, 24, 55, 63, 79, and 99 registrations. Richard and his wife, Courtney, have three children and reside in Darien, CT.

Joseph Raieta, CFA

Partner, Managing Director, Head of Investment Solutions

Joseph joined Snowden Lane Partners in 2015. He has over 17 years of industry experience spanning capital markets, investment due diligence, product sourcing & management, credit analysis, and retail, wholesale & institutional investment sales. As Head of Investment Solutions, he is responsible for Snowden Lane’s investment products and securities platform, trading, and research.

Previously, Joseph was Senior Director and Head of Product Management at Icon Investment Group where he managed key functions of a multi-product, alternative investments platform servicing the independent advisor channel. Prior to that role, Joseph originated private debt investments in companies from the energy, manufacturing, transportation, and technology industries. Earlier in his career, he held analyst and capital raising roles at BlackRock and AIG.

Matt Seeman

Managing Director, CFO

Matt is Chief Financial Officer for Snowden Lane Partners. He oversees the finance and accounting functions and is the Financial and Operations Principal (FINOP) for the firm’s broker dealer.

Matt has over a decade of experience in financial planning and analysis. Prior to Snowden Lane, he was a finance manager at a privately held distribution company where he focused on profitability analysis and efficiency initiatives. Matt began his career as an FP&A analyst at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch in their wealth management division supporting the Investment Products Group, and later, Merrill Edge. He has an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, graduating magna cum laude.

Richard Ganter

Managing Director, Southeast Region/International

Richard Ganter is Managing Director of the Southeast for Snowden Lane located in our Coral Gables Florida office. Richard has direct oversight of the daily operations and growth strategies for the Southeast region and is a member of the senior leadership team.

Richard brings over 30 years of broad financial services experience. He joined Snowden Lane from Wells Fargo Advisors where he oversaw the wealth business line advisors within the Southeast Florida Region. Prior senior leadership roles include Regional Manager of BBVA Wealth, Regional Director at Deutsche Bank and Senior Vice President of US Trust Company of Florida. Early in his career he spent 11 years with Charles Schwab in multiple roles as Regional Branch Manager, East Region Head of Fixed Income and Vice President of Institutional Sales.

Richard and his wife Marinella reside in Miami Florida with their two daughters, Samantha, Cassandra. The entire family have been actively involved and supporters of several charitable organizations such as Mike Schmidt’s Winners Circle for Cystic Fibrosis, New Hope Charities of Belle Glade Florida and The Battier Take Charge Foundation.

Douglas Flaherty

Managing Director, Northeast Region

Douglas Flaherty is Managing Director of the Northeast region for Snowden Lane based in our New York City office. Doug has direct oversight of the daily operations and growth strategies for the Northeast region and is a member of the senior leadership team. His primary focus is catering to the investment and financial needs of High Net Worth clients and corporations based outside the United States, mainly in Latin America.

 

Prior to Snowden Lane, Doug was a Senior Vice President and Complex Manager for Wells Fargo Advisors. In his almost 10 years in this role, he oversaw the growth and success of Wells Fargo’s international presence in the market and took the NYC office from one of the lowest performers in the firm to the number one office out of 146 in the region in 2019. He earned Premier Manager honors the past three years and ranked second in overall recruiting within all of Wells Fargo Advisors in 2018.

 

Prior to joining Wells Fargo and over his 30 year career in the financial services business,  Douglas has held senior sales management and key leadership roles at JP Morgan, Bear Stearns, Citi Smith Barney, Bank of America, Fleet Boston, and Quick & Reilly where he began his career as a financial advisor in Boston, Massachusetts

 

He holds Series 3, 4, 7, 8, 24, 63, 65 and Life & Health Insurance licenses. He earned his BA in Business and Finance from Saint Michael’s College and he and his wife, Tiffany, currently reside in Rye, NY with their two children Thomas and Teaghan.

Aaron Stone

Director of Operations

Aaron is Snowden Lane’s Director of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing the administration and efficiency of the firm’s branch office daily operations including operations, product sales, customer service, and security and safety in accordance with the firm’s strategic objectives and regulatory guidelines. Aaron provides leadership, training and support to our advisors and client associates. He executes the firm’s strategic initiatives by implementing policies and procedures, establishing operational workflows, and administering supervisory initiatives.

Aaron joined Snowden Lane from Merrill Lynch where he was most recently a Client Service Manager for the Stamford, CT Market. In this role he oversaw daily operations and managed support staff across the Market to ensure the highest level of client service. In addition to his leadership role, Aaron held other client service and operational support positions during his 9 years with the firm. He received a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology from the University of Louisville. Aaron and his wife have two boys and reside in Scarsdale, NY.

Juan Carlos Moreno

Director, International Wealth Advisory

Juan Carlos is the Director of International Wealth Advisory, Head of Credit & Lending Solutions, and member of the Products & Solutions Team for Snowden Lane Partners in San Diego, CA. Juan Carlos focuses his efforts on Investors and Financial Advisors who have clients both in the U.S. and abroad. The drive is to ensure the delivery of a consistent and competitive offering in the Brokerage and Credit facets of the business in order to help execute on developmental strategies for all clients. Prior to his current role at Snowden Lane Partners, Juan Carlos was an International Banking Advisor in the Credit & Banking division of Merrill Lynch within Bank of America’s Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM) Banking group. In this role, he worked with a team that supported and delivered integrated liquidity, cash management, lending solutions and services to Financial Advisors and their deserving clients.<br><br>

 

Juan Carlos held similar roles with JPMorgan Chase, UBS AG, and Bank of America’s International Private Bank in San Diego and New York. During the 26 year span he had cumulative regional and divisional coverage of 194 Advisors and their clients in Northern and Southern California, Southern Arizona, and South Texas serving the Retail Banking, Small Business Banking, Wealth Management Banking, Private Banking and Brokerage units with clients in the U.S., Latin America and Asia.<br><br>

 

Juan Carlos is also fluent in Spanish, received his BSBA degree from Touro College, holds FINRA 7 and 66 licenses, attainting his certificate from the USC David School of Gerontology. Juan Carlos has an extensive background in Credit, Structuring, Trust, Portfolio Management, Foreign Exchange, International deposit products and mortgages.

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