Barry Klarberg

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Barry J. Klarberg
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Barry Klarberg at 2015 Pace University Commencement
Born (1961-03-04) March 4, 1961 (age 56)
Rockaway, Queens, New York, U.S.
Residence Greenwich, Connecticut
Occupation Entertainment & Sports Business Manager and Limited Partner of the New York Yankees [1]
Children 6 (Nikki, Matt, Ryan, Jake, Justin and Alana)

Barry J. Klarberg (born March 4, 1961), CPA, is an American businessman. He is a professional business and wealth manager for athletes, entertainers and high-net-worth individuals.[1][2] He is the founder and CEO of Monarch Business and Wealth Management, a full-service firm and family office that specializes in providing business and wealth management services.[3] Klarberg has managed several prominent individuals including musician/actor Justin Timberlake,[4] entrepreneur Russell Simmons,[5] DJ and record producer Kaskade, NASCAR champion Kyle Busch, professional tennis player/model Anna Kournikova,[1] NBA All-Star Kyle Lowry, MLB All-Star and Homerun Champion Jose Bautista, MLS All-Star and Captain of the United States men's national soccer team Michael Bradley, and NHL Hall-of-Famer Mark Messier.[6]

Klarberg holds an ownership stake in three American professional sports franchises. He is an owner of the New York Yankees, being a Partner since 2011.[7] Klarberg is an owner of Major League Soccer (MLS) team New York City FC.[8]

In the Fall of 2017, Klarberg will teach "Business Developments in Sports" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.[9]

He regularly appears on CNN, CNBC and The Wall Street Journal Report, and authored the book "Winning Tax Strategies and Planning for Athletes and Entertainers."[2] Klarberg has also been elected to the Sports Business Journal's "Forty Under 40," as he was selected as one of the forty most influential executives in the sports business under the age of 40.[10]

In April 2016, Klarberg represented NFL star Rob Gronkowski and launched with Monster Energy a signature beverage "Gronk" that will be distributed by Coca-Cola.[11]

In May 2016, Klarberg shaped Tom Brady’s new Simmons Beautyrest Black luxury mattress ad campaign, aiding Simmons’ marketing team in pitching the campaign to the three-time Super Bowl MVP.[12]

Klarberg was commissioned the honorary title Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, by Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear.

In 2015, Klarberg gave the commencement address at alma mater Pace University to the undergraduate Class of 2015 and received an honorary doctorate degree.[13] Klarberg also returned to Pace University as an Executive-in-Residence and a Lecturer-in-Residence at the Lubin School of Business.[14]


Education and early career[edit]

Klarberg received his BBA (1981) and MS in Taxation (1985) from Pace University. He was an Adjunct Professor of Taxation at Pace University from 1985–1989. Klarberg began his career at Deloitte in 1981, where he spent 11 years. At Deloitte, he was the National Director of Sports and Entertainment. In 1992, Klarberg formed KRT Business Management, specializing in professional wealth management services, which he eventually sold to Assante Wealth Management Services.[15][16][17]

Preceding Monarch, Klarberg spent two years as Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners. In this role, Klarberg headed up Guggenheim Wealth Services' New York office.[18]

Monarch Business & Wealth Management[edit]

Klarberg is the founder of Monarch Business & Wealth Management, a financial and life management company and family office that represents professional athletes, internationally acclaimed entertainers and high-net-worth families. He currently manages entrepreneur Russell Simmons,[5] DJ and record producer Kaskade, several top NASCAR drivers, Anna Kournikova, MLB All-Star C.J. Wilson, MLB All-Star and Homerun Champion Jose Bautista and NHL Hall-of-Famer Mark Messier,[6] amongst others. In 2011, Asset Alliance Corporation, a New York-based private equity firm with more than $1 billion under management, acquired an equity interest in Monarch Business & Wealth Management.[19]

In 2012, the Sports Business Journal reported on Klarberg's expansion of Monarch Management. The report of this expansion included Klarberg's proposed acquisition of Miami-based ASF Consulting, a firm owned by Allen Furst that represents several current and former MLB and NBA players, including Roy Hibbert, Jeff Green and Alonzo Mourning.[20] Klarberg further expanded Monarch when he hired former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and United States Olympian Kris Benson as Managing Director at Monarch Business & Wealth Management.[21]

In 2013, CertusBank, a nationally chartered bank with nearly $2 billion in assets, made a strategic investment in Monarch.[22]

In April 2016, Klarberg represented NFL star Rob Gronkowski and launched with Monster Energy a signature beverage "Gronk" that will be distributed by Coca-Cola.[23]

New York Yankees and Yankees Global Enterprises[edit]

In September 2011, Klarberg became a Limited Partner of the New York Yankees. Teaming up with former Glencore oil commodities trader Ray Bartoszek, the two currently hold an ownership interest in Yankee Global Enterprises including a stake in the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network (YES Network).[24] In 2013, Klarberg also became an owner of Major League Soccer team New York City FC.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Klarberg is a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut and father of four children. He is currently engaged to charity consultant Sara Herbert-Galloway. Klarberg has been a member of the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana since 2010.

Community involvement[edit]

Klarberg is actively involved in various charity and community activities including the National Meningitis Association, the USO, and Homeland Security's Federal Enforcement Foundation.[26] In 2011, Klarberg was selected as an Executive Committee Member of the USO Entertainment Advisory Council, which helps brings professional athletes and entertainers overseas to visit American soldiers.[citation needed]

In April 2012, Klarberg, along with Sara Herbert-Galloway, was honored with the National Meningitis Association Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award for his long-standing support of NMA’s fight against the vaccine-preventable disease.[27][28][26]

In 2012, Klarberg was selected as a member of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl XLVIII Host Committee.[29]

Klarberg and sons Matt and Ryan Klarberg were commissioned the honorary title Kentucky Colonel, the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in 2012 by Kentucky Governor Steven Beshear, in recognition of their noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to the greater community.[30]

In 2015, Klarberg gave the commencement address at alma mater Pace University to the undergraduate Class of 2015 and received an honorary doctorate degree.[31] Klarberg also returned to Pace University as an Executive-in-Residence and a Lecturer-in-Residence at the Lubin School of Business.[32]

In the Fall of 2017, Klarberg will teach "Business Developments in Sports" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sports Business Journal. "Athlete advisors Klarberg, Furst Close to Deal", April 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b San Francisco Chronicle. "Asset Alliance Acquires Equity Interest in Klarberg's Monarch Business and Wealth Management, LLC", March 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Monarch Wealth and Business Management Homepage".
  4. ^ Inside."Behind Big Bucks 'N Sync-MSN Deal, a Secret Backroom Fixer" December 2003.
  5. ^ a b SD Mack. "Russell Simmons’ 9th Annual Art for Life East Hampton" July 2008.
  6. ^ a b New York Times. "Let's Hoist That Banner! Will Messier Join Party?" January 1995.
  7. ^ New York Times "Investor Who Talked to Mets Buys Part of Yankees", September 19, 2011.
  8. ^ New York Times "Manchester City and Yankees to Own MLS Franchise in New York", May 21, 2013.
  9. ^ University of Michigan "Business Developments in Sports at the University of Michigan", 2017.
  10. ^ Sports Business Journal. "Sports Business Journal's Forty Under 40 2000 Recipients", January 2011.
  11. ^ Darren Rovell, ESPN "Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski signs multiyear deal with Monster drink", November 21, 2015.
  12. ^ Sports Business Journal "Simmons Gives Patriots' No. 12 A Shot At Being 007 In New Ad", May 16, 2016.
  13. ^ Daily Voice "Pace Alumni Barry Klarberg Helps Top Stars Grow Wealth", May 30, 2015.
  14. ^ Pace University "Pleasantville Lubin School of Business Executives in Residence", 2015.
  15. ^ Sports Business Journal "Assante Scoops Up Klarberg Raiola Firm", February 7, 2000.
  16. ^ PR Newswire "Assante Corporation Acquires Leading New York Based Professional Services Firm Klarberg, Raiola & Associates", January 8, 2000.
  17. ^ Registered Rep. "Show Me The Money", June 2002.
  18. ^ Sports Business Journal. "Guggenheim Buys Adviser Klarberg's Firm", November 2006.
  19. ^ San Francisco Chronicle. "Asset Alliance Acquires Equity Interest in Monarch Business and Wealth Management, LLC", March 26, 2012.
  20. ^ Sports Business Journal. "Athlete Advisor Klarberg, Furst Close to Deal", April 9, 2012.
  21. ^ LinkedIn. "LinkedIn Profile for Kris Benson"
  22. ^ GlobeNewswire. "CertusBank to Make Strategic Investment in Monarch Business and Wealth Management LLC", August 19, 2013.
  23. ^ Darren Rovell, ESPN "Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski signs multiyear deal with Monster drink", November 21, 2015.
  24. ^ David Waldstein, New York Times "Investor Talked to Mets But Buys Part of Yankees", September 20, 2011.
  25. ^ New York Times "Manchester City and Yankees to Own MLS Franchise in New York", May 21, 2013.
  26. ^ a b Dan's Hamptons. "Barry J. Klarberg to Receive the National Meningitis Association's Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award" March 18, 2012.
  27. ^ Huffington Post "Meningitis: Give Kids a Shot -- Save a Kid's Life", April 25, 2012.
  28. ^ New York Daily News. "Charlie Sheen Wants to Win Against Meningitis" April 2012.
  29. ^ "2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee"
  30. ^ "Barry Klarberg". barryklarberg.org. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  31. ^ Daily Voice "Pace Alumni Barry Klarberg Helps Top Stars Grow Wealth", May 30, 2015.
  32. ^ Pace University "Spring 2015 - Pleasantville Lubin School of Business - Pace University - Executives in Residence", 2015.