Roy is the Executive Chairman and Founder of the firm. Roy dedicates his time to thought leadership, strategic oversight of client engagements, and coaching and training our team members.
Roy graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and an M.S. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He has practiced as a fee-only financial advisor since 1984.
Roy has served for many years on the Board of Trustees of Brewster Academy, a private secondary school located in the heart of Wolfeboro, NH. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board and a member of the Investment Committee. Much of Roy’s charitable work is focused on helping to create healthy experiences for children and keeping families together. Roy serves as a Trustee of the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center in Wolfeboro, NH, and as a Board member for Families In Transition and Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire. He recently completed his term as a member of the statewide Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Roy is an enthusiastic sailor, skier, and mountaineer. He has participated in several first ski descents of mountains above the Arctic Circle and has hiked, skied, and climbed extensively in the western US and Canada. He was also a member of one of the very few teams that have completed the Clemenceau to Columbia Icefield Traverse, which is one of Canada’s most difficult ski mountaineering routes. He and his wife Sandy have two children and live in Wolfeboro, NH.
When my father died in the early 1980s, I knew nothing about wealth management. During the estate settlement process I learned the hard way about the challenges of managing wealth, balancing family needs, individual member wishes, good stewardship, and conservation and preservation of wealth in a difficult investment environment. I found that our family advisors thought in silos, with little or no coordination. They expertly answered the questions we posed, but it was up to us to integrate the answers and to identify opportunities or problems. This did not make sense to me. There had to be a better way.
After the estate was settled, I chose to change careers. Convinced that there was a better way to address the demanding requirements of family wealth, I set out to offer a more comprehensive solution. Ballentine Partners is the culmination of that process.