Our Team

 

  • Frits Besselaar
  • Charles W. Morten
  • Laura “Nicki” Hegyi
  • Gaby Larriva
Frits BesselaarPresident Frits Besselaar has over 20 years experience in managing Princeton Investment Advisors, Inc., a family office he founded in 1991. In 2007, Mr. Besselaar opened the doors to outside clients with the team now assembled under Omnivest Group LLC. Over the past 20 years Mr. Besselaar has invested in many investment partnerships, with mandates that focused on distressed debt, convertible arbitrage, event driven transactions, long/short equity, private equity and buy-outs. Mr. Besselaar also served as a general partner of River Capital Partners, Ltd., a multi-manager fund geared towards high-net worth offshore investors. Mr. Besselaar holds a BA in Political Science/ International Relations from the University of Richmond, and an MA from Columbia University.

Separately, Mr. Besselaar also serves as Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Supportive Schools based in Princeton, NJ.

Charles W. MortenChief of Operations and Chief Compliance OfficerMr. Morten has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of operational, administrative and compliance related areas. Mr. Morten worked for Merrill Lynch for 28 years and for the last 10 years of his Merrill tenure Mr. Morten was the First Vice President and Group Manager of the International Private Banking Operations with accountability for operations in Merrill Lynch Japan, Merrill Lynch Canada and Merrill Lynch Bank operations in Singapore, Geneva, London and the Isle of Man among other sites.

Mr. Morten joined JP Morgan Chase in 2002 as Operations Director and ran the Middle Office Operations for Chase Investment Services Corp (CISC), Trust Operations and the Call Center for the Chase Retirement Account Services. Mr. Morten was also the President of CISC — the broker dealer arm of Chase Personal Financial Services — through the Bank One merger. Mr. Morten graduated from the University of Illinois and has held the Series 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 53 and 63 securities licenses. He is registered as an arbitrator with FINRA and has extensive experience as a compliance consultant.

Laura “Nicki” Hegyi Controller Ms. Hegyi has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. As Controller, she is responsible for a wide range of investment accounting and financial reporting functions. Prior to joining OmniVest Group, Ms. Hegyi was a Senior Accountant at Princeton Investment Advisors, where she maintained and created the company’s financial reports and managed client services.
Gaby Larriva Investment Associate A member of our aggregated performance reporting and administration team, Ms. Larriva helps manage data for client portfolios and client subscriptions and redemptions to and from alternative investment managers. Ms. Larriva joined OmniVest in January 2008 and holds an MBA from Universidad De Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ms. Larriva is fluent in Spanish.