Passion for
Founders & Families

Our Founder

Christina Wing

Christina Wing founded Wingspan Legacy Partners to help Founders and Families navigate the intersections between Family dynamics, business operations, wealth, legacy and philanthropic impact. She believes Families have an outsized opportunity to affect societal change, and with the right guidance, can be global leaders.

Christina Wing founded Wingspan Legacy Partners to help Founders and Families navigate the intersections between Family dynamics, business operations, wealth, legacy and philanthropic impact. She believes Families have an outsized opportunity to affect societal change, and with the right guidance, can be global leaders.

Christina is on the faculty of Harvard Business School (HBS) where she focuses her research primarily on topics surrounding Family Enterprises. She created a course titled “Demystifying Families in Business,” which covers family dynamics, operating companies, Family offices and legacy opportunities. She has also taught first-year Technology Operations Management (TOM) and Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA) courses. Christina chairs HBS’ executive education program, Families in Business, and co-chairs the Family Office and Rising Generation programs. She frequently teaches in the HBS/Young Presidents’ Organization programs internationally.

A firm believer that you can have it all—just not all at once, Christina gives speeches on families in business, leadership and understanding the different chapters of life. Prior to teaching at HBS and founding Wingspan, Christina held a variety of roles within the finance and general management fields. She was most recently president and CEO of a family office; before that, she was in finance and operations at a start-up venture formed by several of her HBS classmates. She began her career focusing on equities and energy investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Kidder Peabody.

Christina is a Senior Advisor at Crestview Partners, a private equity firm focused on the middle market. She is also on the Advisory Boards of F3 Partners, a fund focused on investing in family businesses, Northrim Horizon, a private investment firm with a long-term focus, and Corvias, a private infrastructure company. Additionally, she is on the Board of Ambassadors of The Steppingstone Foundation, an organization providing educational opportunities to underserved children.

A native of The Woodlands, Texas, Christina graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in finance and organizational behavior and business policy. She also earned an MBA from HBS. Christina is passionate about her family, dogs, friends, students, family clients and golf.

No one can solve these problems alone, but together, we can build enduring legacies.

With Wingspan, Christina has assembled a world-class team of similarly impassioned people driven to help Founders and Families maximize family unity, business success and societal impact.

Our team is a mosaic of people from expansive backgrounds – educators, investors, coaches, people who’ve managed portfolios, who’ve led transactions, who’ve been board members, entrepreneurs. People who own family businesses, people who’ve worked in family businesses, or led family offices. People with character, who are active in their communities, and come from premier educational and professional institutions.

Maryann G Bell

Maryann G. Bell

Partner

Maryann G. Bell leads Wingspan’s Advisory practice helping families create their legacies. She has a deep understanding of the structures needed to design governance and policy for multi-generational, family-owned enterprises. Her thoughtful approach cultivates conversations that drive positive change.

Maryann is an experienced governance expert having chaired seven boards. She has worked with rising leaders over decades with students from Georgetown University and throughout her two decades in finance. Maryann joined Wingspan after almost 15 years at Goldman Sachs in NYC, Boston, and London where she oversaw the International Shares team. Maryann also serves as Director for the Gallivan Bell Family Office and holds an MBA from Harvard University and BA with distinction from Georgetown University.

She and her husband Paul live in Austin, TX. They have three amazing daughters.

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Andrew Peddar

President & COO

Andrew Peddar is President and COO at Wingspan Legacy Partners. Drawing on 25 years of experience in fintech and financial services as an enterprise-sales oriented strategic thinker, Andrew oversees overall business and sales strategy as well as the development of new business lines through both organic and inorganic growth. He also ensures operational best practices drive best-in-class personnel management across staffing, HR, and professional development.

Andrew has lived and worked in the UK, South Africa, Canada, and the U.S., building teams to deliver high-value products and services to investment management firms of all sizes around the world. He has experience setting up operations in new regions and in introducing new products and technology. Most recently, Andrew was the COO of Daizy AI, a tool to rewire the wealth industry. Previously, he was at Broadridge and StatPro, where he held general management and global COO roles for a combined 22 years. While in South Africa Andrew co-founded the StatPro and Durbanville Schools Foundation, which focused on getting as many farm laborer children into structured primary education as possible.

Andrew currently lives in Concord, MA, with his wife and son, where he co-founded and launched The Concord Bridge, a local weekly print newspaper, and has coached the local boys travel soccer team for the last five years. Andrew is passionate about family, food, music, sports, and open water swimming.

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Justin Huang

Director

With a deep understanding of family office dynamics, Justin has successfully established a family office from the ground up, navigating complex structures and regulatory environments while implementing robust policies and investment practices.

Prior to joining Wingspan, Justin was the founding team member at Capital6, a deep tech-focused family office. He led direct private equity and venture capital investments, incubated the firm’s venture studio, and architected the family office strategy. Before Capital6, Justin was a Private Equity and Debt Investment Analyst at Northwestern Mutual Capital.

Justin received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from the University of Notre Dame. Justin is based in NYC. You can find Justin outside of work optimizing his sleep stats and consuming calorie efficient protein.

Vicki Morton

Director

Vicki Morton is a finance and marketing executive at Wingspan Legacy Partners. Currently, she manages marketing and content creation, assists with business development and partnerships, and is also involved in financial oversight.

As part of the sixth generation of a family-owned maritime concern, she has an understanding of enterprising families. From her own lived experience, Vicki is keenly aware of their unique needs. Her superior communication skills have been key to recognizing and communicating Wingspan’s purpose and solutions. 

Vicki’s professional experience includes almost a decade as a finance and marketing professional at Time Inc. Prior to that, she spent several years in the financial services industry at both Kidder Peabody and JP Morgan Securities in corporate finance and equity research. Prior to joining Wingspan, Vicki took a pause in her career to raise her children. 

Vicki is a graduate of Georgetown University, having double majored in English Literature and American Government. Vicki lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband and two children. When she’s not working, Vicki enjoys giving back to her local community via several volunteer roles. 

Hillary Sieber

Hillary Sieber

Director

Hillary Sieber grew up working in her family business and has seen firsthand the drive, creativity and dedication required to build and grow a successful family enterprise. Hillary has sought out entrepreneurial environments throughout her career and has expansive experience leading talented, mission-driven teams to solve important problems that impact our world.

Prior to joining Wingspan, Hillary was a Founding Partner at New Lane, a family office dedicated to building a more just world through investment, media, and philanthropy. In partnership with family stakeholders, she articulated, built, and led this private firm and managed the firm’s high growth investment portfolio. Hillary was previously a Chief of Staff at the leading venture capital firm General Catalyst. Before attending business school, she was a television and documentary producer for WNET, the country’s flagship PBS station.

Hillary received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Tufts University. She sits on the board of the Boston Chapter of the Tufts Entrepreneurial Network and is an advisor to several startups. Hillary lives outside of Boston with her husband and son. When she isn’t working, she enjoys days at the beach, baking new recipes and spending time with family.

Dylan Torchinsky

Business Operations Manager

Dylan has an extensive background in bringing efficiency and organization in order to help high functioning teams best leverage their time. For several years, he worked as a Faculty Support Specialist at Harvard Business School, and prior to that was the Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs at Longy School of Music of Bard College. In 2017, he graduated with a BA in Arts Administration from Stonehill College.

He currently serves on the board of Theatre To Go, Inc. in Melrose, MA, where he is also a stage director and producer.

Abby Patrick

Senior Associate

Abby Patrick supports Wingspan’s partners across all facets of the business. Prior to joining Wingspan, Abby was at JPMorgan where she sat within the private bank and worked to consolidate the firm’s ‘house view’ for investment advice and guidance for family offices and high net worth individuals. ​

She also spent time within the bank’s Global Finance and Business Management program, where she rotated through the Asset Management Capital Stress Testing and Corporate Controller functions. ​

Abby did her studies at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, where she was an academic coach and peer mentor to other students. Since moving to New York, Abby has been a coach with Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that instills lifelong developmental skills in young girls through running. Apart from coaching, Abby is an active volunteer with New York Road Runners and a member on the Young Leadership Council for the Go Project, an education nonprofit partnering to close achievement gaps for New York City public school students.​

In her spare time, Abby enjoys traveling and training for marathons – 11 and counting.​

Kara Perusse

Associate

Kara supports Wingspan’s partners across all facets of the business. Her first experience working with family businesses was in middle school when she spent her summers at an iconic family-owned New England seafood restaurant. Prior to Wingspan, Kara was the Chief of Staff at Snackpass, an Andreessen Horowitz and General Catalyst portfolio company, and an Analyst at RCLCO Real Estate Advisors.

Kara holds a BA in Economics from Brown University. While at Brown, she was involved in the Ivy Film Festival, the largest student run film festival, and the club tennis team. She enjoys playing racquet sports and identifying dog breeds while out on walks around Boston.

Our Supporters

 

Our Affiliates

George Jackoboice

George serves as a consultant to Wingspan and brings 26 years of family business experience. He is President of Monarch Holdings, Inc., a fifth-generation family business established in 1856. Monarch has been involved in a variety of industries including manufacturing, medical devices, real estate and private equity.

In 2012, George co-founded Fair Chase Advisors as a family network office to source, diligence and invest in venture stage opportunities. Fair Chase Advisors has funded several businesses in the technology, medical device and real estate sectors.

He believes the lessons learned from 168 years of family business success are important to share with others. George supports Wingspan’s focus on direct communication, operational excellence, governance and legacy as the cornerstones for a successful family business.

George has served on boards in the United States, Canada, Europe and China. He graduated from Denison University with a BA in International Relations in 1991 and studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1989 to 1990. He received a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1998.

George and his wife reside in Belvedere, CA with their son and daughter.

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Liza Truax

As employee #2 at Wingspan, Liza was instrumental in creating the scaffolding and governance that has helped Wingspan to thrive. A budding entrepreneur herself, Liza will always be part of the Wingspan family.

"The Wingspan team is a collection of high integrity individuals with a unique blend of empathy and intelligence. It was inspiring to work alongside people with extensive backgrounds as operators and investors, and to pool that collective experience to design solutions that maximize outcomes for the firm's family business and family office clients." - Liza Truax

JJ Langston

JJ consults with us on Wingspan Forum, our membership program for the rising generation focused on education, community, and access.

JJ grew up in a family business and understands how clearly defined family mission and values impact intergenerational family cohesion, business, wealth and giving. She has 20 years in executive leadership roles and board service within the foundation and non-profit sector. Her expertise is in guiding families in designing their giving strategies reflective of their family values and ethos, resulting in transformational community impact. During her tenure at The Andy Roddick Foundation and Barton Springs Conservancy, she developed membership programs to provide families with ongoing learning opportunities, and created enhanced access and opportunities for further engagement.

Everett Alexander

Everett Alexander

Everett serves as an affiliate to Wingspan, having previously served as a trusted advisor to family offices in roles such as CIO and COO. With a remarkable two-decade track record in investment, implementation, and overseeing wealth strategies for institutions and family enterprises, Everett is a driven leader focused on achieving tangible results. He possesses a remarkable ability to anticipate and navigate evolving organizational requirements, designing adaptable governance structures and flexible operating strategies that effectively address the ever-growing complexities faced by family enterprises.

During his tenure at Synergy Trust Partners, Everett played a pivotal role in the oversight and operationalization of the family office. He spearheaded the firm’s progress in information technology and data analytics, successfully integrating robust information management systems. This transformative integration provided the management team and trust beneficiaries with real-time financial transparency and organizational alignment. Everett’s contributions proved instrumental in upgrading the firm’s capabilities and enhancing overall operational efficiency.

Everett holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a BA in Asian Studies from Williams College. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY, he actively engages in giving back to his local community and cherishes quality time spent with his wife and two children when he is not immersed in his professional pursuits