Founder and Managing Partner
In 2008, Barry Klarberg formed Monarch Wealth and Business Management LLC, a full service Family Office firm. Barry received a BBA and MS in Taxation as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Pace University and maintains his Series 65. He was an Adjunct Professor of Taxation at Pace University from 1985-1989. In the Fall of 2017, Klarberg will teach "Business Developments in Sports" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Barry began his career at Deloitte in 1981, where he spent 11 years as the National Director of Sports and Entertainment. In 1992, he formed KRT Business Management, a firm specializing in Wealth Management Services which he eventually sold to Assante. Preceding Monarch, Barry spent two years as Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, LLC, heading up Guggenheim Wealth Services in New York and Los Angeles offices. His team managed over 100 client relationships during his tenure. Prior to joining Guggenheim Partners, Barry was responsible for managing Assante Wealth Services and Loring Ward Private Family Office. Barry has been internationally recognized as a leader in the area of financial counseling to Athletes, Entertainers, and High Net Worth individuals. Barry was elected to the "Sports Business Journals' 40 under 40." He regularly appears on CNN, CNBC and The Wall Street Journal Report. Barry is also a partner/owner of the New York Yankees, YES Network, New York FC (MLS) and Las Vegas Golden Knights (NHL).
Tom Fitzgerald is a partner and managing director of Monarch Business and Wealth Management LLC. He has been with Monarch since inception. He spent the first 12 years of his career in public accounting (including two years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, two years at Deloitte and eight years at Ernst & Young LLP). At Monarch, Tom specializes in the area of business management for athletes, athlete executives, musicians, models and music producers. Tom graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Saint Bonaventure University (Olean, NY). He has served on the United States Olympic Committee’s Board of Directors and was an active member of their Accounting and Finance Committee for four years. Tom is actively involved in several church and charitable organizations in Manhattan. He enjoys surfing, yoga and travelling. He has lived in Moscow, Prague and Stockholm and has traveled to over 30 countries in the world.
Harry E. Tawil is a Principal at Monarch Business & Wealth Management as well as a Partner at GMM Capital LLC. Harry graduated from Baruch College in New York City with a B.B.A. in Economics and a minor in Political Science.
Before graduating, Harry started Kinersis Renewables, an independent power producer focused on the development, and operation of utility scale wind and solar projects spanning six countries and three continents. After a successful exit, Harry joined GMM Capital LLC as a partner. Harry manages the investment team, funding numerous entities both public and private. These include Delta Galil (TASE: DELT), a global manufacturer of apparel for Nike, Lululemon, as well as for Delta owned 7 For All Mankind & Splendid. Delta has annual sales exceeding $1.8 billion.
At Monarch, Harry focuses on the macro level, developing business strategies, reviewing private equity transactions and consulting on operational entities for clients. Since joining Monarch in 2016, Harry has contributed to the ever-growing client list and steady success of Monarch.
Harry lives in New York City with his wife and children. He is actively involved with various non-profit organizations including the Special Children’s Center and the Safra Synagogue of Manhattan. In Harry’s spare time he enjoys playing tennis and is an avid music and sports fan.
Harry is a partner/owner in the Vegas Golden Knights.
Matt Klarberg is a Managing Director at Monarch Business & Wealth Management. He graduated with
a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Sports Marketing from Indiana University- Bloomington in 2006.
Matt started his career as an Analyst at Guggenheim Partners in 2006 focusing on wealth management as well as structuring corporate owned insurance policies. In 2008, he took on a role at Massey & Quick & Co. LLC as a fund analyst concentrating on alternative investments and fund of funds.
In 2010, Matt joined Monarch handling the day to day business management of various athletes, entertainers and high net worth families and individuals.
Throughout this time, he has initiated a variety of endorsement and licensing opportunities in spirits, beverage, cosmetics and clothing.
Matt was awarded the honorary title Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky by Governor Steven Beshear, in recognition of his noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the greater community.
In 2020, he was selected to Billboard’s Top Business Managers as well as being named to Variety’s Business Managers Elite.
He has been actively involved in various charity organizations – including the National Meningitis Association (Auction Chair), the USO and the Run to Daylight Education Program. He co-founded the charitable organization, City Seats, which repurposed original seats from Yankee Stadium as unique artist-designed works. The seats were auctioned off to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.
Ariel LaFond is the Tax Manager at Monarch Business & Wealth Management.
She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Northeastern University in 2014.
Ariel started her career as an Associate at PwC in 2014 focusing on high net worth individual tax and private company tax. She was promoted to Senior Tax Associate where she was able to expand her responsibilities to include business development as well as tax consulting.
In 2017, Ariel joined Monarch to lead tax planning and compliance initiatives for various athletes, entertainers, and high net worth families. She strives to create an effective tax plan tailored to each client’s specific goals.
Ariel is a New York State licensed CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She regularly attends seminars relating to tax reform to ensure her clients are compliant with all regulations.
Ariel has been actively involved in various charity organizations – including the Starkey Hearing foundation and the American Cancer Society.