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No matter what your age, or where you are on your planning journey, we can help steer you down the right path toward retirement. We will work with you to build the foundation of your plan. Over time, as life or market circumstances change, we will work with you to adjust your plan where and when needed. When it comes to retirement planning, it's never too early to start.

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Pursuing your goals together

At Axis Wealth Partners, our mission is to ensure that you and your family are best positioned to achieve your goals using the resources of our premier global world class firm, while delivering the personalized touch of a family office. Our team manages $1 billion in assets from our office in Paramus, New Jersey. Each and every family receives white glove service from the partners of the group.

Our team of seasoned Financial Advisors, Senior Portfolio Managers and service professionals are committed to listening to you, assessing your concerns and developing a clear action plan to make sure that all of your assets are working toward helping you achieve what matters most. We are well-positioned with advice and solutions that look beyond investing. Our priority is helping you meet all of your financial goals.

  • Ernie 2022

    Ernie Kloock

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Portfolio Manager

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    Ernie has been providing individuals, families, and businesses with comprehensive wealth management and investment solutions for over two decades. He employs a disciplined and holistic approach of analyzing cash flows and risk tolerances to construct individualized and tailored portfolios that suit specific needs. Ernie also provides extensive knowledge in retirement and legacy planning, as well as financing strategies and options.

    Ernie spent 12 years with Merrill Lynch and 4 years with Morgan Stanley before joining UBS in 2014. Ernie is proud to provide our clients with the extensive research and wealth management solutions that UBS has to offer.

    Ernie resides in Oakland, NJ with his wife Tracy, and daughters Ava and Olivia.


        • Portfolio Manager
        61 South Paramus Road
        Mack Center IV, 4th Floor
        Paramus, NJ 07652
      • stephen

        Stephen R. Laddy CPM

        Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

        Senior Portfolio Manager

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        Stephen is a Senior Portfolio Manager and partner of Axis Wealth Partners at UBS with over 25 years of experience providing high-level customized investment advice. He is responsible for risk assessment, financial planning and wealth management. With a disciplined and well-defined process, he coordinated with his team of professional advisors to provide an all-encompassing comprehensive wealth management plan for his clients.

        Stephen understands that his clients are in different stages of life and plans financial security based on each individual or family need. His strong sense of strategic planning and integrity stem from his years of service in the military as a Squad Leader in the United States Army Special Operations Command. He received his Certified Portfolio Manager Designation from the prestigious Columbia University.

        Having a strong sense of community, Stephen is an advocate of giving back through local charities, school events and coaching his children’s sports teams. He volunteers as a Military Veteran Mentor with the American Corporate Partners and also sits on the Board of Directors for The Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers. Stephen loves the outdoors and is an avid athlete. He enjoys skiing, hiking, scuba diving, golfing and travelling. He lives in NJ with his wife Jennifer and their three children, Matthew, Isabella and Victoria. 

        Stephen.Laddy@ubs.com

        (973) 202-4724

            • Senior Portfolio Manager
            • Certified Portfolio Manager®
            61 South Paramus Road
            Mack Center IV, 4th Floor
            Paramus, NJ 07652
          • john

            John Serocke

            Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

            Senior Portfolio Manager

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            For nearly 28 years, John has been committed to providing holistic financial planning and portfolio management based on a true understanding of his client’s risk, goals and dreams. He began his career in banking as a lending officer and branch manager. He moved into the brokerage business and became a financial advisor because of his dedication to bringing value to clients. His enthusiasm for the markets, financial planning and providing relevant guidance has really made an impact in his client’s lives.

             Having joined UBS in 2014, John focuses primarily on active portfolio management through the UBS Portfolio Management Program (PMP).

             John earned his degree in finance and marketing from Iona College. He is active in raising money for children’s cancer and with the Bergen Catholic School alumni organization. He and his wife, Claudine, have a daughter, Catrina.  Outside of work, John is dedicated to his family and enjoys autos, fishing and spending time at the Jersey Shore.

                • Senior Portfolio Manager
                61 South Paramus Road
                Mack Center IV, 4th Floor
                Paramus, NJ 07652
              • Deann

                Deann Cavagnaro

                Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

                Wealth Advisor

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                DeAnn Cavagnaro has nearly two decades of financial services experience.  She focuses on creating comprehensive financial plans for high net-worth clients and multi generations. 

                As a Portfolio Manager, she is dedicated to adding value to her clients and is focused on providing a holistic approach to financial planning. Deann helps  her clients make decisions using  a hands on approach  that allows them to really feel they are keeping a sound and sensible eye on their money.  

                Having joined UBS in 2016, DeAnn focuses on active management and education. In her continuous strive to stay current and understand new trends, she recently graduated with a UBS Wealth Advisor designation. This achievement represents a certification that  assists her in  addressing  complex client needs using  a vast  array of wealth management tools.  

                DeAnn attended Ramapo College and studied abroad at Urbino University in Italy, where she studied International Business and Italian.  She is extremely active in her community, church and charities.  DeAnn has taught CCD,  coached her children’s sports, and was the treasurer on the High School Board. She enjoys the outdoors, fitness, baseball , and watching her children’s sporting events.   DeAnn  lives in NJ with her husband Barry and their two children, Christian and Juliet.

                • Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.
                • Forbes Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.

                  • Wealth Advisor
                  • Senior Portfolio Manager
                  61 South Paramus Road
                  Mack Center IV, 4th Floor
                  Paramus, NJ 07652
                • Barry

                  Barry Cavagnaro

                  First Vice President–Wealth Management

                  Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                  Barry Cavagnaro has over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Barry works with affluent clientele to first understand their wealth and all of its potential.  This enables him to help clients successfully manage both the uncertainty and the opportunity of the constantly evolving financial landscape.  Barry is a graduate of Hofstra University and is proud to have played briefly for the New York Jets.  In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth baseball, sports and cheering on his beloved New York Yankees.  Barry and his wife DeAnn have two children, Christian and Juliet, and currently reside in Wyckoff, New Jersey. 

                   

                        61 South Paramus Road
                        Mack Center IV, 4th Floor
                        Paramus, NJ 07652
                      • Melissa 2022

                        Melissa Lovell

                        First Vice President

                        Financial Advisor

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                        Melissa Lovell has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Melissa works with affluent clientele to first understand their needs and goals. She focuses on creating comprehensive financial plans for high net-worth clients and their families. She is a graduate of The University of Dayton where she studied business and history. Melissa is active in her community as a girl scout board member for local troops, a member of PTO, and active in many local charities. Melissa has twin daughters, Lilyanna and Elizabeth, and currently resides in Edgewater, New Jersey.

                              61 South Paramus Road
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