Executive Leadership Team



Rita Finkel

Co-President & Director of Armory College Prep


212-923-1803 Ext. 7010


Rita Finkel has worked at The Armory since April 2006, overseeing budgets, audits and financial strategies. She is also involved in developing and supporting sponsor relationships, educational development and special events here at the Armory. Her prior experience includes being the Executive Director of the Fencers Club, the oldest continuously running fencing club in the United States.



Jonathan B. Schindel



212-923-1803 Ext. 7010


Jonathan Schindel started at The Armory in January of 2016 after serving as a member of the Armory Foundation’s Board.  Prior to joining The Armory, Jonathan spent eleven years at Hartz Capital, Inc. where he sat on the investment committee and had direct responsibility for all private equity and illiquid investments.  From 1998 until 2005, Jonathan worked at a NYC-based private investment partnership, and from 1991 until 1997 he was a lawyer at Skadden Arps, serving hedge fund and private equity fund clients.



Glennis Aquino-GIL

Chief Office Administrator & Community Liaison


212-923-1803 Ext. 7010


Glennis Aquino has worked at the Armory since January 2011. She is a resident of Washington Heights and proud member of Manhattan’s Community Board 12. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over 10 years and is an alumna of Fordham University.



Fran Hofstetter

Financial Manager


212-923-1803 Ext. 7010


Fran is responsible for entering the payroll biweekly, managing all bank deposits and withdrawals, managing and recording all accounts payables/expenses, producing all check payments and reconciling all bank statements.  Also, she maintains the records of and responds to all questions regarding staff personnel, track meet workers and financial reports.


Caroline Montero

executive assistant to the co-presidents


212-923-1803 Ext. 7040

Caroline Montero joined the Armory team in April, 2019. She has a decade of experience in human resources, administration and retail management.
Caroline is a born and raised member of the Washington Heights community and majored in Sociology at The City College of New York.