Rockefeller Capital Management has appointed Michael Parker as a Managing Director in the Rockefeller Global Family Office in New York, with responsibility for recruiting and managing Private Wealth advisors in the Northeast region.
Based in Dallas, Michael Armondo will join in May as a Managing Director, with recruiting and managing responsibilities for Private Wealth in Texas, Colorado and other Southern Plains States. Armondo will open the Firm’s first office in Dallas.
“Michael Parker and Michael Armondo each have 25 years of experience in wealth management and know what it takes to attract and lead talented advisors,” says Gregory J Fleming, President & CEO of Rockefeller Capital Management. “At Rockefeller Global Family Office, we’ve continued to build an exceptional leadership team to manage our growing business in markets across the country as part of our mission to become the premier wealth advisory firm for clients.”
Parker and Armondo are the latest senior hires for the Firm. The Private Wealth Management business continues to add teams of sophisticated advisors in offices throughout the US, with six groups joining since the Firm launched as Rockefeller Capital Management in March of last year.
Prior to joining Rockefeller, Parker was previously the Head of Advisor Recruiting at RBC Wealth Management, which he joined in 2017. Prior to that, he spent more than seven years at HighTower as an Executive Vice President with responsibility for business development, advisor growth, field marketing and public relations. Parker was LPL Financial’s Vice President of Business Development for the Northeast Region from 2009-2010, and spent the nine years prior with Citigroup, where he finished as Senior Vice President, Wealth Management and Complex Manager. He started his career in 1994 as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. Parker is a graduate of Rider University and has an MBA from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.
Prior to joining Rockefeller in May, Armondo was most recently a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was the Greater Dallas Market Executive for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management for 16 years. Armondo started working for Merrill Lynch in 1994 following three and a half years with the US Army. At Merrill, he began as a wealth management advisor and rose to roles of increasing responsibility, including District Sales Manager, Director and finally Managing Director/Market Executive. Armondo also served on the Market Executive Strategy Council and North Texas Leadership Committee for the broader enterprise. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.