Flynn Family Office Adds Ronald R. Macleod as Director of Business Development to Guide National Expansion

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Private Wealth Management / Family Office Sector Expert to lead FFO West Coast Expansion and Client Management

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Because of his deep sector, regional and niche market expertise, Ron was an obvious choice to help FFO capitalize on the opportunities that are arising as awareness of our capabilities spreads,” said Rick Flynn, managing partner at FFO.

FFO (Flynn Family Office) (http://www.ffollc.com), a premier multifamily office and advanced planning specialist firm, today announced that family office sector specialist and financial services industry expert Ronald R. Macleod has joined the company as a Director in Santa Barbara, CA. Mr. Macleod joins FFO from a leading wealth management firm to high-net-worth individuals, where he served as West Coast Region Head. At FFO, Mr. Macleod will cultivate national business development efforts, with a specific focus on engaging regional concentrations of entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers and other ultra-wealthy communities. In addition, Mr. Macleod will initiate targeted strategic acquisitions, from due diligence to post-merger integration.

"Our award-winning team of professionals established a reputation for excellence in the family office sector over decades of service to ultra-wealthy families. Now, as an independent firm, FFO stands poised for dramatic growth in the years ahead, as demand for our solutions and services intensifies. Because of his deep sector, regional and niche market expertise, Ron was an obvious choice to help FFO capitalize on the opportunities that are arising as awareness of our capabilities spreads," said Rick Flynn, managing partner at FFO. "Throughout Ron’s career, he has worked with ultra-wealthy families in transition and is adept at helping to assess needs and determine the optimal family office model for enhancing, preserving and transferring wealth. The knowledge and insights he has gained are invaluable to our clients, and will allow us to enhance the standards that define our firm."

Mr. Macleod brings nearly 25 years of related industry and family office management experience to FFO, as well as a rich understanding of the needs and motivations of ultra-wealthy families and their advisors. Prior to joining FFO, Mr. Macleod was Senior Vice President at Rockefeller Financial, serving sophisticated clients and ultra-high-net worth clients including family offices, trusts, foundations and endowments. Previously, he was a managing partner for a private family investment firm which he led through a complex restructuring and succession plan. Mr. Macleod served as a Senior Vice President for both Nuveen Investments’ Global Family Office Group and US Trust Family Wealth Group, and in senior management roles at a number of other leading financial institutions. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and studied economics and political science.

"After less than a year in business, FFO is already widely known for its unparalleled service to ultra-wealthy families. In fact, the firm has discovered that the benefits of family wealth strategies combining financial and lifestyle objectives has nearly unlimited appeal, especially among high-profile and entrepreneurial clients. The advantages of the FFO model are obvious to technology executives, hedge fund managers, entertainers and an emerging generation of ultra-wealthy inheritors. The untapped demand is obvious across the country, from technology executives in San Francisco to celebrity families in Hollywood to an emerging generation of ultra-wealthy inheritors. What they all have in common is a desire to evaluate every major life decision in relation to a long-term family wealthy plan. FFO makes that possible for them," said. Mr. Macleod.

About FFO:
FFO (http://www.ffollc.com) is a premier multi-family office serving ultra-wealthy individuals, families and their advisors. Our award-winning team of dedicated family office, accounting and advanced planning specialists puts the family in focus to create adaptable and scalable solutions that allow clients to achieve and enjoy the benefits of exceptional wealth. FFO family office solutions and services align financial and lifestyle objectives under a unified family wealth strategy, allowing all major decisions to be made with respect to defined family values.

As pioneers of the Outsourced Single-Family Office, Outsourced Multi-family Office, Celebrity Family Office, Virtual Family Office and Outpost Family Office models, the FFO team has been at the forefront of sector innovation for more than a decade. Core capabilities are supported by proprietary systems and technologies and are enhanced by an extensive network of elite service provider relationships. Customized solutions and an unmatched reputation for privacy and discretion allow FFO to partner with dynamic and sophisticated segments of the ultra-wealthy community, including billionaires, entrepreneurs, athletes, artists and entertainers.

Backed by Focus Financial Partners, FFO is fully independent, providing unbiased analysis across disciplines ranging from family office modeling and administration to succession planning. FFO solutions and services are delivered via an open architecture platform to ensure suitability, objectivity and optimization in the allocation of family resources. Comprehensive client solutions facilitate integration of investment management and tax mitigation components, helping ultra-wealthy families to build and protect family fortunes and legacies.

About Focus Financial Partners, LLC
Founded in 2006, Focus Financial Partners, LLC, is the leading international partnership of independent, fiduciary wealth management firms. With more than $325 million in annual run rate revenues, Focus provides unrivaled access to best practices, resources, and continuity planning for its partner firms who serve individuals, families, employers and institutions with wealth management, benefit and investment consulting services. Focus partner firms maintain their entrepreneurial independence, while they benefit from the synergies, scale, economics and best practices of the market leader to achieve their business objectives. Focus was included on Inc. magazine’s 5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in 2011, 2010 and 2014. In 2012, Focus was named a Crain’s New York Business “Fast 50” growth firm in New York City. For more information about Focus Financial Partners, please visit http://www.focusfinancialpartners.com

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