Janet Joyce Arzt, CFA Family Office Consultant

Janet Arzt, CFA > Founding Partner

Janet Joyce Arzt, CFA is Founder and Managing Partner of Parere Advisory, an independent consulting firm advising family offices on infrastructure, development and strategy. Parere Advisory specializes in discovering, reviewing and presenting infrastructure options while serving as a primary point of contact for the family during all stages of the office development. Parere Advisory has advised multi-generational as well as newly-formed family offices in the development of areas such as operations, governance, and investment strategy.

Prior to founding Parere Advisory, Janet served as Chief Executive Officer of a newly-launched family office in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she built out and oversaw investments and operations for the family and its businesses. Prior to joining the family office, Janet served as President of Mudrick Capital Management, a $3.5 billion distressed debt hedge fund based in New York City, where she oversaw all non-investment functions and was also responsible for leading strategic initiatives. Janet has also held various roles at other investment firms including multi-strategy hedge fund, York Capital Management, and investment advisor, Morgan Creek Capital Management. She began her Wall Street career in the investment banking program at Merrill Lynch after receiving a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

Janet is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and a contributor to Forbes.com. In 2020, Janet was named one of the “Top 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds” by The Hedge Fund Journal in association with Ernst & Young. Janet serves on the Board of Directors for non-profits a.i.r NYC and the National Charitable Endowment and is also a guest lecturer at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Janet also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Molly Bell Family Office Consultant

Molly Bell > Associate

Molly Bell is an Associate of Parere Advisory, where she supports families throughout the development of their family office infrastructure. Molly also oversees the onboarding of technology resources as well as the implementation of various policies and procedures for Parere Advisory’s family office clients. Prior to joining Parere, Molly was an Investment Associate at Manchester Capital Management, a multi-family office serving families across their wealth management needs. At Manchester, Molly assisted with the management and oversight of client investment portfolios, provided investment research and client support. Prior to Manchester, Molly was a Senior Engagement Manager at Eze Software, a global technology firm servicing Hedge Funds and Traditional Asset Managers.

Nicole Molina > Executive Assistant

Nicole Molina joined Parere Advisory as an Executive Assistant in 2023 bringing with her 15+ years of experience working as an Executive Assistant within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. For two years prior to GS, Nicole worked as a Marketing Coordinator at an Architectural firm in New York City. Today, she provides executive support to Janet helping to streamline procedures and coordinate special projects. She helps to plan, execute, and monitor all meeting and travel logistics which ensures a smooth daily operation of the firm. Nicole resides in Morris County, NJ with her husband and three children.