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The ARK Global Principals average more than 20 years of direct industry expertise.

Marketing and Sales

  • “We are committed to representing managers who not only demonstrate the risk/reward profile our institutional investors seek, but who simultaneously exemplify the culture of risk management, compliance, investor education and differentiated investment thesis we believe is required to sustain long term results.”
    • Sandra Powers Murphy
    • Founder and CEO
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    • Sandra Powers Murphy is a globally recognized investment management marketing and sales consultant.  After more than a decade serving in a marketing and sales capacity on behalf of State Street Global Advisors and State Street Corporation, Sandra founded ARK Global LLC.  As CEO, Sandra drives product and business development initiatives on behalf of a diverse group of clients.  Sandra has helped numerous managers expand their investor base, add product structures, secure strategic partnerships, define business plans, create market presence and improve their overall profitability.  Separately and distinct from ARK Global, Sandra founded Noble Ark Ventures to serve as an educational resource to professionals regarding institutional marketing and sales best practices.

      Sandra is the President of the Third Party Marketing Association as well as a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and 100 Women in Finance.  Sandra is a partner of Compass Securities Corporation, member FINRA, SIPC, and a Registered Representative of ARK Global LLC, member FINRA, SIPC.  Sandra holds investment industry licenses with FINRA, the MSRB and NASAA including the Series 7 and 24; 50 and 53; 63 and 66 respectively.  In addition, she serves on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Professional Qualifications Advisory Committee.  Sandra is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Massachusetts.  Sandra lives with her husband, six children and golden retriever near Boston, Massachusetts.

  • “Over more than 25 years in this business, I have remained committed to one primary goal: to help investment professionals find the right opportunities for their clients. Through this process I have come to believe that some of the most basic market tenants are still the most important: It’s not “timing” the market--it’s “time in” the market, and that dollar cost averaging really works.”
    • Franz Loeber
    • Principal
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    • Franz Loeber is a Principal at ARK Global LLC.  With over 25 years of direct financial services sales and marketing experience, both retail and institutional, Franz provides ARK Global and its clients with a broad range of investment expertise. He focuses primarily on intermediary retail client relationships on behalf of ARK’s institutional managers. He is based in Wellesley Hills, MA.

      Prior to joining ARK Global, Franz served as a Vice President with Nomura Partners Funds, preceded by six years as a Vice President with TCW Investment Management Co. Franz previously held Regional Vice President positions at investment firms Janus, Dreyfus, and Natixis, where he was responsible for marketing to wire houses, regional broker/dealers, financial planners, and insurance representatives. His territory expertise is diverse, having covered the eastern third of the United States over the past two decades. He began his career as a mutual fund wholesaler with Federated Investors.

      Franz holds a degree from Boston College and is an elected member of the Weston, MA Recreation Commission. He serves on multiple advisory boards and charitable committees including those supporting Boston College, St. Joseph’s Prep, Jackson-Walnut Park Schools, Weston Little League, and the Dublin Irish Fest. He is a registered representative of ARK Global LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, and holds his Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

    • Frank Zukowski
    • Principal, National Advisor Consultant
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    • Frank Zukowski is a Principal and National Advisor Consultant at ARK Global LLC. With almost 30 years of direct financial services sales and marketing experience, Frank provides ARK Global and its clients with a broad range of investment expertise. He focuses primarily on intermediary client relationships on behalf of ARK’s institutional managers throughout the United States. He is based in New Jersey.

      Prior to joining ARK Global, Frank served as National Sales Director of Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, where he was responsible for the distribution of Guinness Atkinson’s mutual funds to Advisors and platforms nationwide. Prior to that, Frank spent eleven years as a Senior Vice President at Cohen & Steers in New York, where he built the RIA Consulting Group and also co-led the National Accounts group. Frank began his career at Merrill Lynch, where he served as a Vice President in various sales and marketing roles across several departments.

      Frank holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Frank is an avid tennis player when not watching soccer and football. He is a registered representative of ARK Global LLC, member FINRA, SIPC, and holds his Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses.

Market Analytics

    • Lisa Welch
    • Marketing Analyst
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    • Lisa is responsible for market research and channel analysis related to the institutional investment management business on behalf of ARK Global LLC.

      Lisa is an accomplished marketing professional with more than 15 years experience in the financial service industry working with institutional clients in both the US and overseas markets. Throughout her career, Lisa has successfully engaged new and existing client relationships with US and non-US based institutional trading desks for the explicit purpose of fostering those relationships to significantly increase revenue within the firms she’s worked.

      Her career began at PaineWebber where she was responsible for coverage of top tier equity derivative trading desks throughout the United States. While at Investment Technology Group (ITG), Lisa was instrumental in the development and launch of the UK/European trading platform as well as the opening of their Hong Kong trading desk. Her latest endeavor was as an Account Manager for Mac + Lee. Lisa developed and implemented lead generation and sales strategies for financial & service companies. In these roles she developed expertise in strategic planning, implementation of many campaigns which drove net new revenue opportunities and problem resolution.

      Meticulous in her day to day work, Lisa comes at every new task before her with enthusiasm and thoughtfulness. She is keen to identify client needs and seek solutions to best fit their situation. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Lisa holds a BA in International Relations and Languages.

      Congratulations to our own Lisa Welch for a huge run for Dana Farber in the Boston Marathon whose route runs right past ARK global headquarters in Wellesley Hills, MA!


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    • Jeannette DiBiase
    • Marketing Operations
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    • Jeannette has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on the outsourced investment management sales and marketing field. Ms. DiBiase earned her MBA and her BS degrees from Babson College. At ARK, Jeannette is responsible for a wide variety of business operations, compliance and marketing related projects. Prior to her work in the outsourced investment management marketing field, Jeannette worked as a consultant at DiBiase & DiBiase Consulting, Inc.

      Ms. DiBiase began her career at David L. Babson Investment Counsel, where she was a member of the firm’s institutional marketing and client service team, followed by marketing positions at Bank of Boston, and later at The Boston Company, both institutional investment management firms.

    • Amanda Gelhaus
    • Marketing Assistant
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    • Amanda most recently supported Pace University’s internal strategic consulting program as part of an Honors work/study initiative.  Amanda is a recent graduate of Pace University with a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising.  Through her work at Pace, Amanda was heavily involved in a variety of marketing case analysis groups throughout the entirety of her undergraduate career with a focus on data analytics.  At ARK, Amanda acts as a marketing assistant to founder and CEO, Sandra Powers, and provides internal support to the leadership team at ARK’s Wellesley Hills location.

    • Christine Donahue
    • C. Donahue Design
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    • Christine has worked along with ARK Global’s Founder and CEO on a wide variety of client and firm branding initiatives over the past decade as the firm’s primary graphic design professional.  She specializes in creative design across a wide variety of media.

    • Henry Forcier
    • Marketing Support
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    • Henry is currently an intern at ARK Global providing internal support to the organization and its clients through a variety of research and marketing oriented projects.