WHO WE ARE

Fiduciary Trust International

We are a world-class investment and wealth manager, providing personalized solutions to high net-worth individuals, families, endowments, foundations and institutions.

Growing and Protecting Wealth for Generations

We are a wealth management firm founded in 1931 by families for families. We provide wealth planning, investment management, trust, estate, and family office services that work together, allowing us to see your family or institution’s complete picture from a multi-generational perspective.

We are part of Franklin Templeton, one of the largest investment firms in the world. This allows us to combine our personalized touch with access to sophisticated global research and investment solutions. Learn more about our history and award-winning expertise

Meet Our People

John M. Dowd

John M. Dowd

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Dowd is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Management and Operating Committees. He has almost 30 years of experience in wealth management. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust in 2016, he served as executive vice president and senior managing director for Wells Fargo Wealth Management, where he oversaw the Northeast region. Mr. Dowd’s previous positions also included serving as head of wealth management for Bank of New York. He received his B.A. from Guilford College and his M.B.A from Columbia University.

(212) 632-3200

Lawrence A. Sternkopf, CPA

Lawrence A. Sternkopf, CPA

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sternkopf leads the teams across the firm’s global footprint that provide wealth management advice and solutions to individuals, family offices, foundations and endowments. Prior to his current position, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Fiduciary Trust. Mr. Sternkopf is a member of the Board of Directors and serves on the Management, Operating and Risk Management Committees.

(212) 632-3174

Gail E. Cohen

Gail E. Cohen

Chair of Fiduciary Trust’s Board of Directors and General Trust Counsel

Ms. Cohen has over 30 years of experience in the area of trusts and estates. She is a member of the Management and Operating Committees, and is also Chair of Fiduciary Trust International of the South. Ms. Cohen received a J.D., summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

(212) 632-3253

Ronald J. Sanchez, CFA

Ronald J. Sanchez, CFA

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Sanchez is responsible for setting the global investment strategy for client assets. He is co-chairman of the firm’s Asset Allocation Committee and a member of the Management Committee, and a member of Franklin Templeton Solutions Global Investment Committee.

(212) 632-3316

Gene Todd

Gene Todd

Executive Vice President and Director of Business Development

Mr. Todd oversees all aspects of client development at Fiduciary Trust Company International. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including wealth management, private equity, venture capital, M&A and leveraged buyouts. Gene earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. He is on the board of the Bank Insurance & Securities Industry (BISA).

(877) 384-1111

Lisette Cooper, PhD

Lisette Cooper, PhD

Vice Chair

Lisette Cooper, PhD, is Vice Chair of Fiduciary Trust International and founder of Athena Capital Advisors, an award-winning wealth management firm for families and institutions. Lisette has helped establish Athena Capital as one of the leaders in the field of impact investing. She is actively involved in investment strategy and relationship management for client portfolios. Lisette has appeared many times on national television and is widely quoted in the media. She holds the CFA designation as well as several patents.

(781) 274-9300

George C. McFarland, Jr.

George C. McFarland, Jr.

Regional Managing Director of Fiduciary Trust International, Pennsylvania Region

Mr. McFarland is the Regional Managing Director of Fiduciary Trust International, Pennsylvania Region. In his previous role, he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania Trust - now part of Fiduciary Trust International. George leads the management and strategic direction of the company's Radnor, Pennsylvania office, and is a member of Fiduciary Trust's Executive Committee and Management Committee. In addition to serving on the board of Fiduciary Trust Company International of Pennsylvania, George is a senior portfolio manager responsible for client accounts. Earlier in his career, he practiced law as a trial attorney in Philadelphia. He is an honors graduate of Princeton University and also a graduate of Duke University's School of Law.

(610) 975-4320