The FFO Team

The FFO team is composed of adept problem solvers who evaluate every decision in relation to a defined strategy for success.


 

Adina Herskowitz
Account Executive

Adina Herskowitz has been working for FFO as an account executive for the past seven years. Most of her duties involve providing business management and accounting services to ultra-high-net-worth clients, including celebrities, athletes, asset managers and executives. Adina is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York and is a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). Prior to joining FFO, Adina was an account manager at Rothstein Kass Family Group. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Yeshiva University where she graduated summa cum laude. In her spare time, Adina enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing at the beach. She lives on Long Island with her husband and five children.

Alexa Mendez-Gil
Account Associate

Alexa Mendez began working at FFO as an intern and has now moved up at the firm. She provides accounting services, and her duties mainly consist of compiling and analyzing financial information for various clients. Alexa obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in finance from St. John’s University and is planning on pursuing her Master’s in accounting. In her spare time, she likes to engage in recreational sports such as soccer and swimming and enjoys exploring the city to try new foods.

Amy Schwartz
Partner

Amy Schwartz started at FFO at its inception seven years ago in June 2014.  Amy provides business management and accounting services to ultra-high-net-worth clients, including celebrities, entertainers, high net worth individuals and families and business entrepreneurs and executives. Amy has extensive experience in project management, cash flow management, budgeting, reporting and bookkeeping. Amy also works on the accounting procedures and internal control best practices for FFO.  Prior to joining FFO, Amy worked with the FFO team when it was part of the Rothstein Kass Family Group since April 2005. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Yeshiva University. In her spare time, Amy enjoys baking and cooking. Amy, along with husband and two children, moved from New York to Israel in 2012, where she currently resides.

Charles Lewis
Account Associate

Charles Lewis joined FFO as an Accounting Associate, where he provides accounts payable support for various clients. Charles earned his associates degree in accounting from Bronx Community College. He is looking to complete his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehman College. Charles has over 10 years of experience in accounts payable and other areas of accounting. In his spare time Charles is an avid conversationalist and loves to enjoy all facets of what life has to offer.

Charlotte Choi
Account Associate

Charlotte Choi joined FFO in January of 2022. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Public Accounting from Pace University and has held staff accountancy positions. Her duties include accounts payable and supportive taskwork for team leaders. Charlotte lives in Manhattan and enjoys jogs in the park.

Christopher Citrone
Account Executive

Christopher Citrone brings over 25 years of experience to his role as an Account Executive at FFO. Chris has been working at FFO since its inception in 2014, and before that he was part of the Family Office team at Rothstein Kass for 5 years. At FFO Chris is a manager on multiple clients consisting of both high-net-worth individuals and corporate entities, ranging from Hedge Funds to Art Advisory services. Throughout a varied career, Chris has honed his accounting and management skills working in such industries as Foreign Exchange Trading and Maritime Communications. Part of Chris’ weekly routine would be to visit his client’s office sites, where he works directly with that team to handle all aspects of accounting and the bill pay process. He also is involved in many aspects of HR management. In his spare time Chris is an avid reader and movie lover. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife and their pet cat, Jingle Belle. As a couple, they enjoy spending long weekends in Washington DC visiting their daughter.

Elisha Beerjit
Account Executive

At FFO, Elisha Beerjit manages a variety of professional level and time sensitive accounting duties and delivers high quality client services. When not engaging with clients, Elisha is focused on tax planning and team building. Elisha received her Bachelor of Science in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics from John Jay College. She is currently an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a member of the AICPA. She brings with her experience from the entertainment industry as a corporate accountant and development production accountant. She wants to diversity her accounting background and is currently pursuing to become a Certified Fraud Examiner. Outside of work Elisha enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.

Erika Wilvang
Account Manager

Erika Wilvang has been part of FFO since June of 2019. Erika provides business management and accounting services to high-net-worth clientele. Prior to joining FFO, Erika worked at Provident Financial Management in Los Angeles, CA providing business management services to high-net-worth clientele within the entertainment industry. In her spare time, Erika enjoys traveling, cooking, and crafting. Erika is currently bi-coastal enjoying the best of what New York and California have to offer.

Evan Jehle
Partner, COO

Evan Jehle, CPA/PFS, is a partner at FFO and a technical expert and industry luminary providing accounting, tax and business consulting, and advanced planning services to ultra-wealthy clients including celebrities, athletes, asset managers and executives. Combining his depth of experience with the PFS accreditation, Evan is uniquely positioned to serve as a trusted advisor providing objective recommendations in all areas of personal financial planning, including income tax, estate, retirement, investment and risk management.

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Jack Salisbury
Legal Intern

Jack Salisbury started at FFO in May 2019.  Jack works on legal and ad-hoc matters for several of FFO’s clients. Prior to joining FFO, Jack interned with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Pfizer, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. In his spare time, Jack enjoys hiking with his dog and playing and watching soccer.

Katie MacMurray
Account Manager

Katie MacMurray has been part of FFO since it began in June 2014. She provides business management and accounting services to FFO’s clientele.  Katie has extensive experience in bookkeeping, cash management, budgeting, financial reporting, real estate transactions (i.e., buying, selling, refinancing) while also maintaining relationships with her clients and their key people. Prior to joining FFO, Katie was part of the team at Rothstein Kass Family Office Group which she joined in April 2011. She earned her double Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and business management from California State University, Northridge and obtained her Certified Public Accountancy License in 2007. In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading and gardening. Katie, along with her husband and three children, relocated from California to Washington State in 2020 and are enjoying exploring their new surroundings.

Lara Bucholtz
Account Manager

Lara Bucholtz joined FFO as an Account Manager specializing in Tour Accounting. Most of her responsibilities will include Tour Reconciliations as well as client day to day and cleaning up financials. She comes over from Monarch Business & Wealth Management as and Accounting Supervisor where she oversaw two bookkeepers and trained to become Account Managers themselves. She moved to Los Angeles right after college where she started at William Morris and went back to school to get her accounting degree. She has been doing Entertainment Business Management ever since. She has returned to the NYC area with her cat Pickles.

Michael Olshanetsky
Account Manager/Controller

Michael Olshanetsky has been working for FFO for the past two years. Most of his duties involve working on the company’s financials, internal reporting, and managing books and records of various clients. Recently, Michael has taken on more management tasks internally and is currently expanding his role with clientele.  When Michael was still in college, he was interested in two things: accounting and finance. When he learned about the field of accounting, he knew this is where his professional future would take him.  In his spare time, Michael enjoys going to the gym, playing sports, and loves to read about history. He lives on Long Island with his wife and two small children. He is a huge AC Milan, NY Rangers, NY Giants, and NY Mets fan.

Rick Flynn
Managing Partner

Rick Flynn, managing partner of FFO, is an international authority on the family office space who has helped to transform the sector by designing and implementing outsourced solutions that bridge financial and lifestyle objectives. An experienced wealth and business manager, Rick works with entrepreneurs, executives, athletes, artists and entertainers – as well as their professional advisory teams – to create customized strategies that build and protect fortunes and legacies while unlocking the power of their personal brands.

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Roman Khizkiyayev
Tax Manager
Shofna Begum
Account Manager

Shofna Begum has worked at FFO LLC, starting as an Account Associate on March 16, 2020. She offers administrative, accounting and business management services for FFO’s clients. Her duties include organizing client files and bills, communicating with client vendors, as well as account payables and cash/investment reporting. Her recent work has allowed her to grow and take on managerial tasks such as organizing client accounts receivables and reconciliations. In college, Shofna enjoyed her economics courses which inspired her to pursue a degree in the field. Shofna graduated from CUNY Hunter College in January of 2021 with her BA in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. She is currently attending CUNY Hunter College to obtain her MA in Economics. Shofna grew up in the Bronx, New York and on her free time she likes to read books, go on hikes, and play video games!

Sunyoung Lee
Account Manager

Sunyoung joined the firm in March 2020. She manages the day-to-day finances and operations, oversees month-end deliverables and financial reporting, and establishes accounting controls and optimized operating and accounting procedures. Sunyoung graduated from Brooklyn College with majors in accounting and has been a licensed CPA since 2019. With 6+ years of experience in accounting and tax, she is equipped with a broad knowledge of concepts and strategies to yield the best possible financial outcomes. She enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found on long bike rides on hilly roads.

Victor Peguero
Accounting Intern
Will Milun
IT Intern

Will Milun started at FFO last July of 2020.  Will, an IT intern, works towards improving the processes and systems in place by finding software to fit their needs. He strives to use technology to ensure we service our clients in the most efficient, secure, and effective ways possible. Will is a junior undergraduate at Pace University, in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, where he majors in computer science, minoring in both cybersecurity and finance. He previously worked as a summer IT intern at KIPP charter schools in Newark, New Jersey for a couple of years. He has experience in coding multiple programming languages, Unix server management, and technical support. Will loves to spend time with his friends, discover new technology, and explore New York and the world. Fittingly, he recently moved into his own apartment in Manhattan and is thrilled to continue enjoying the excitement of the city.

Zainab Sano
Account Associate

At Flynn Family Office, most of Zainab's duties include managing accounts payable and receivable. She performs bank reconciliations and supports other account managers when needed. Zainab earned her associate degree in Business Administration from Queensborough Community College. She is currently majoring in Accounting at Bernard Baruch College. In her spare time Zainab enjoys cooking and cleaning.