Our Founding Members


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Victoria Burns

Victoria Burns has been an art advisor for over 25 years (burnsartadvisory.com), advising private clients in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Vail and Miami on building significant, investment quality art collections.  She has also advised corporate clients on fine art acquisitions and educational programs for their employees. Clients include: The MacArthur Foundation, Harris Associates, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Hines Developers among others. She is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors.

Passionate about the role of art and culture in creating, challenging or changing points of view, Burns co-conceived and co-developed a conference on globalism and culture in 2007 called “The Art World is Flat: Globalism: Crisis & Opportunity,” which took place at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in Chicago. Many of the speakers, including keynote Peter Sellars (UCLA Professor, Art as a Social Action, Art as a Moral Action), were involved in art and cultural projects aimed at creating social change. Seeking like-minded individuals in Los Angeles, Burns became a partner of  Social Venture Partners 2010, and now sits on its Board of Directors. She is also on the Board of Governors at Otis College of Art and Design.

 

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Johnathan Foster

Jonathan is responsible for all aspects of the operations of Angeles Wealth Management. Jonathan has over 25 years of experience in wealth management as both a client advisor, and in senior management positions.

Prior to co-founding Angeles Wealth, Jonathan was President of two related companies, Carson Wealth Management Group, one of the nation’s premier full-service wealth management firms, and Peak Advisor Alliance, the largest independent coaching and consulting service focused on financial advisors. Jonathan is also the former Head of Wealth Management for ETrade Financial, and CEO of Howard Capital Management.

Jonathan received an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University, and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was captain of the varsity squash team and an All-American.

 

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Marta ferro

With a background that includes Goldman Sachs and multiple entrepreneurial ventures, Marta combines business experience with robust philanthropic leadership including as an SVP Los Angeles partner, Liberty Hill Foundation Board Member and Southern California Grantmakers Member. She founded Starfish Impact in 2005 to connect resources in the philanthropic and non-profit community in a strategic and effective way, and recently joined the Angeles Wealth Management team as a Senior Managing Director--Philanthropy Services. Marta and her team specialize in family philanthropic advisory services, corporate social responsibility and nonprofit management consulting. Starfish Impact makes a difference in the greater community by providing strategic investment consulting services to grantmaking private and corporate foundations, strategic planning and development consulting services to nonprofits, and social impact advisory services to corporations and individuals who strive to achieve a stronger double bottom line vision.

Marta earned her MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA with a Dean’s Fellowship Scholarship and a Kauffman Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She graduated Cum Laude from Vassar College with a Bachelor's degree and was co-captain of the varsity women's soccer team and still holds several records.  She co-founded www.GoodAdviseHers.com and launched #SupportingOurSector in 2016, a CSR campaign that supports the social sector with cash and pro-bono consulting prizes. Her most recent philanthropic initiative is Angeles Art Fund, a social justice arts giving circle.

 

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