Board Of Directors

Barry Garapedian

Barry Garapedian is the founding partner of the Oaks Group and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Barry’s career with Morgan Stanley began in 1982. His professional passion is helping clients make smart choices, seeking to enable them to surpass financial goals while finding fulfillment in all areas of life.

In 2017 and 2015, Barry was named by the Financial Times as one of the Top 400 Financial Advisors in America.

In 2014, Barry was named by Barron’s as one of the Top 100 Financial Advisors in California.

One of Barry’s favorite passions is mentoring college students during their transition from college to the business world. He currently serves as a career coach at Pepperdine University and has mentored numerous students in recent years. His other philanthropic involvements include serving as a board member of the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and as past president of the Pepperdine Crest Advisory Board.

Barry graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in public administration. Shortly thereafter he met his wife of 36 years, Sharon. They have two children, Missy and Scotland.

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The Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (March, 2015). The FT 400 is based in large part on data gathered from and verified by broker-dealer home offices, and, as identified by the FT, reflected each advisor’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and accessibility.  The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance.  Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pays a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for the rating.

Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors,” April 21, 2014. Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors” bases its ratings on qualitative criteria: professionals with a minimum of 7 years of financial services experience, acceptable compliance records, client retention reports, customer satisfaction, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues and assets advised by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Because individual client portfolio performance varies and is typically unaudited, this rating focuses on customer satisfaction and quality of advice.  The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience because it reflects a sample of all of the experiences of the Financial Advisor’s clients. The rating is not indicative of the Financial Advisor’s future performance.  Neither Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC nor its Financial Advisors or Private Wealth Advisors pay a fee to Barron’s in exchange for the rating. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.

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Antoinette Hagopian

Antoinette Hagopian is an advocate for Senior Concerns, a multi-service agency for seniors and their families in Thousand Oaks. She has a long career of public service in the Ventura County community. She has served on the California Library Services Board from 1989 to 1997 and the Library Restoration Committee. She is a past president and current member of the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation, which is working towards building a home for thousands of scripts, recordings and other memorabilia from the Golden Age of Radio–now stored in a cement basement in Hollywood, creating one of the most expansive collections in the world. The library’s current collection, amassed over 18 years, includes more than 23,000 radio and TV scripts and 5,000 hours of recordings. Featured personalities include Norman Corwin, Carlton E. Morse and Rudy Vallee, whose archives were acquired in 1987 when the foundation outbid the Smithsonian Institute. Antoinette is also Vice President of Atlantis Productions, which produced the first educational and public television films on the Armenian genocide in the United States, including “The Forgotten Genocide,” “Where are my People?” and “Ararat Beckons.”

Donald E. Miller

Donald E. Miller is a Firestone Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC as well as a professor of religion and sociology.

Professor Miller is the author, editor or co-author of nine bookers including: Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation (Rutgers University Press, 2008), Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement (University of California Press, 2007), Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope (University of California Press, 2003), GenX Religion (Routledge, 2000), Reinventing American Protestantism (University of California Press, 1997), Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide (University of California Press, 1993), Homeless Families: The Struggle for Dignity (University of Illinois Press, 1993), Writing and Research in Religious Studies (Prentice Hall, 1992) and The Case for Liberal Christianity (Harper & Row, 1981). Currently he is writing a book with John Miller on the role of religion for new immigrants in Los Angeles. He is also very involved in several oral history projects in Rwanda with survivors of the genocide. In addition, he has studied religious NGOs in Armenia, Tanzania and Rwanda – which is the focus of his current research.

He is married to Lorna Miller, Director of the Office for Creative Connections at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. They have two children, Arpi, a doctoral student in sociology at UCLA, and Shont, an attorney practicing in Seattle.

Jerry Papazian

Jerry Papazian is the Managing Director of Fountainhead Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational, financial, internal development and strategic growth advisory services.

He served as President of the USC Alumni Associate from 1995 to 1996 and as a member of the USC Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1999. He is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He also serves as a member of the board of various non-profit foundations, including the Armenian Film Foundation.
Jerry received his B.A. in Economics from USC, and his JD and MBA from UCLA, where he was a member of the law review.