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At the Baumgardner Group, our investment philosophy is rooted in providing novice and sophisticated investors with a structured investment approach and a comprehensive planning framework. We understand the significance of having a well-designed financial plan tailored to your goals, complemented by customized, risk-managed investment strategies.

What sets us apart is our affiliation with UBS Private Wealth Management, a global institution with powerful resources. Through this partnership, we have the expertise and capabilities to address your most important priorities and concerns. Whether it's sourcing new capital, establishing a family wealth transfer plan, or navigating the process of exiting your lifelong business, our team can execute on these complex tasks. However, it's not just our solutions and investment insight that make us unique. We genuinely care about our clients and strive to build a strong rapport that is both welcoming and supportive.

We want to be more than just advisors – we aim to become trusted partners who understand your needs and aspirations. By working with us, you can gain the confidence to make informed choices for your family and future. We aim to provide you with the freedom to focus on the other aspects of your life, knowing that your investments and financial well-being are in capable hands. At the Baumgardner Group within UBS, we are committed to making a difference in your investment journey and helping you achieve your long-term goals.

With our experience and genuine concern for your financial well-being, we hope to be an essential part of your lives and a source of clarity today and for years to come.

- Jay Baumgardner III, CFA®

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  •  Jay Baumgardner

    Jay Baumgardner III, CFA

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Private Wealth Advisor

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    Discipline, integrity and responsibility

    Jay has always been guided by discipline, integrity and responsibility. From his former life in the military to today, as a seasoned Private Wealth Advisor and portfolio manager, he applies those principles to his investment philosophy, particularly when it comes to managing risk. Jay takes into account your bigger wealth picture. He also focuses on the details. Diversification and financial planning are key to the strategy he recommends for you.

    “I strive to be an Advisor our clients want for life—building a caring team that shares client values, believes in doing the right thing, and puts clients first.”
    — Jay Baumgardner

    Looking beyond the comprehensive financial advice Jay provides, you’ll find a deep commitment to the well-being of his clients, and a team that puts clients above all else.

    Previous experience

    • Executive Director, J.P. Morgan, 2009 – 2016
    • Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo, 2004 – 2008

    Achievements and education

    • Private Wealth Advisor
    • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)
    • Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses
    • B.A., business administration, East Tennessee State University
    • M.B.A., Webster University

    Life

    • Jay is a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. and Naval Aviator.
    • He enjoys time with his family, his friends and golf.

        • Private Wealth Advisor
        • Senior Portfolio Manager
        • Chartered Financial Analyst®
        888 San Clemente Drive
        Suite 300
        Newport Beach, CA 92660
        jay.baumgardner@ubs.com
        Jay Baumgardner III, CFA
        888 San Clemente Drive,Newport Beach,CA,92660
      • Bob Meeks

        Bob Meeks

        Managing Director–Wealth Management

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        Bob is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director with UBS. He joined the firm in 2019 after having worked as a Managing Director and Wealth Advisor at Wells Fargo Private Bank, coordinating the delivery of comprehensive wealth management solutions for affluent individuals and families. Prior to Wells Fargo, Bob was a Senior Vice President and Manager of the Private Banking Group in Los Angeles for U.S. Trust Company and began his financial services career at Security Pacific Bank and Bank of America.

        Bob earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics from San Diego State University. He is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Pasadena Humane Society and Hillsides for Children. Bob lives in Pasadena with his wife, Kathy, and their three children.

              100 Crescent Court
              Dallas, TX 75201
              robert.meeks@ubs.com
              Bob Meeks
              100 Crescent Court,Dallas,TX,75201
            • Carl Nelson

              Carl Nelson

              Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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              Carl is a Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President with UBS. He joined the firm in 2020 after having worked as a Wealth Advisor at Wells Fargo Private Bank in Downtown Los Angeles, coordinating the delivery of extensive wealth management solutions for affluent individuals and families. Prior to Wells Fargo, Carl was Vice President and manager of the City National Bank office in Woodland Hills, providing financial solutions for the elite entertainment client. Carl began his career in financial services with First Interstate Bank.

              Carl studied Economics at Cal State Northridge. He is active in his community, working with local foundations to create awareness and establish treatment programs to fight cancer. Carl lives in Chatsworth with his wife, Ellie, and daughters Lola and Lauren.

                    1999 Avenue of the Stars
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                    carl.nelson@ubs.com
                    Carl Nelson
                    1999 Avenue of the Stars,Los Angeles,CA,90067
                  • Gregg Palmer

                    Gregg Palmer

                    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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                    Gregg Palmer joins us from First Republic where he held the title of Managing Director and Wealth Advisor.  His experiences prior to First Republic include 15 years with Wells Fargo as a Senior Vice President working with high net worth families and time with Nicolas Applegate Capital Management in San Diego. As a Wealth Advisor with almost three decades of experience in the wealth management industry, Mr. Palmer consults with clients to develop and implement comprehensive wealth management solutions with the assistance of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists.

                    Gregg earned his Bachelor of Arts from Boston University and currently holds his SIE, 7, 63 & 65 and California Insurance licenses.

                    Gregg lives in La Jolla Village with his wife Leigh and his children, Zo and Will.

                    California Insurance License #0D64602

                          1200 Prospect Street
                          Suite 100
                          La Jolla, CA 92037
                          gregg.palmer@ubs.com
                          Gregg Palmer
                          1200 Prospect Street,La Jolla,CA,92037
                        • Jason Kaimer

                          Jason Kaimer

                          Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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                            Jason Kaimer joins us from First Republic Bank, where he held the title Senior Managing Director and Team Leader for the San Diego region.  After joining First Republic in 1999 to spearhead residential construction lending, Jason refined his skills as an experienced banker, lender and trusted advisor, specializing in private banking and wealth management solutions for personal and business clients throughout Southern California.  Prior to joining First Republic, Jason was Regional Manager for La Jolla Bank and a Preferred Banker with Great American Savings. 

                            Jason has over 34 years of experience in the financial services industry and currently holds his Series 7, 63, and Life & Property Insurance Licenses.

                            California Insurance License #0J09445

                                  jason.kaimer@ubs.com
                                  Jason Kaimer
                                • Ranjeet Guptara

                                  Ranjeet Guptara

                                  Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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                                  Ranjeet is a financial servant. He is passionate about giving exceptional financial advice and investment management to families, companies, endowments and governments.  He is a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS.

                                  Ranjeet entered financial services in 2001, when he first joined UBS on the graduate training program, working across Investment Banking and Private Banking.  He rejoined UBS in 2019, from Wells Fargo, where he was Senior Investment Strategist.  Previously, Ranjeet was Portfolio Manager at Cantab Asset Management, COO for the largest division of Depfa Bank (sold to HRE Group); MD at Private Equity Consulting; and Independent Consultant to Credit Suisse Investment Bank. 

                                  Ranjeet has advised on over $10bn of Debt and Equity Capital Markets transactions, including Capital Raises, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Block Trades and Derivatives.  He has developed expertise in supervising over $300bn of liquid investment portfolios, property transactions, Private Equity and Hedge Fund strategies.

                                  Ranjeet's credentials include: Oxford University B.A. (Hons.) & M.A. degrees; the UBS Banking Diploma; an Anglia Ruskin M.A. (with a Distinction awarded for original research); Membership (by examination) of London's Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (MCSI); and the Certified Exit Planning Advisor® designation, helping business owners to sell companies and transition holistically. He also serves on the boards of various non-profits.

                                  Ranjeet and his wonderful wife Davita have two tremendous children, Eliana and Ravi, who help him stay motivated to create superior value for clients.

                                        1999 Avenue of the Stars
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                                        ranjeet.guptara@ubs.com
                                        Ranjeet Guptara
                                        1999 Avenue of the Stars,Los Angeles,CA,90067
                                      • Gregory Dobbs

                                        Gregory Dobbs

                                        Financial Advisor

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                                        Greg is a Financial Advisor with UBS. Prior to joining, Greg enjoyed a Major League Baseball career which spanned 11 seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals. Drawing from his own personal experience as a professional athlete, Greg seeks to guide current and former professional athletes to make wise decisions through careful financial planning. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Greg attended the University of Oklahoma where he garnered All American and Scholar Athlete honors before signing professionally with the Seattle Mariners in 2001. Greg is a World Champion, having won the World Series in 2008 as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, a season in which he set the Phillies all-time single season pinch-hit record. Greg also earned the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies Good Guy Award which is voted on by the Philadelphia Sportswriters, an honor given each year to one player who exemplifies a good-natured personality and professionalism on and off the field.

                                        While playing for the Philadelphia Phillies, Greg served on the Board of Trustees for Bancroft Neuro-Health, a non-profit that serves children and adults with autism and other disabilities. As a Miami Marlin, Greg started the "Lil' Dobbers" program to benefit children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade County which provided kids an on-field experience while stressing the importance of education. Currently, Greg serves as Co-Chair of the West Coast Advisory Board for Team IMPACT, an non-profit charity which pairs children facing life threatening illnesses with NCAA sports teams across the nation. Greg, his wife Heidi and two children reside in Los Angeles, CA.

                                              1999 Avenue of the Stars
                                              36th Floor
                                              Los Angeles, CA 90067
                                              greg.dobbs@ubs.com
                                              Gregory Dobbs
                                              1999 Avenue of the Stars,Los Angeles,CA,90067
                                            • Antoine Lena

                                              Antoine Lena

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                                              Antoine Lena, based in Newport Beach, is a dynamic junior portfolio manager with a strong finance background. With expertise in technical and fundamental analysis, he ensures well-informed investment decisions by analyzing market trends, economic indicators, and company financial statements. Committed to client success, he conducts thorough research and due diligence, managing portfolios with precision and care. Antoine excels in collaborative environments, actively contributing to comprehensive investment strategies. Known for his proactive approach, he monitors trades and market dynamics in real-time, maximizing returns and minimizing risks. Dedicated to transparent communication, Antoine addresses client inquiries promptly, building strong, trusting relationships. With a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Finance from the University of California, Irvine, Antoine combines his academic background with a Division I Water Polo athlete's determination. He's committed to continuous learning and aims to exceed clients' financial goals.

                                                    888 San Clemente Drive
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                                                    Newport Beach, CA 92660
                                                    antoine.lena@ubs.com
                                                    Antoine Lena
                                                    888 San Clemente Drive,Newport Beach,CA,92660
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                                                    Danielle Barabino

                                                    Authorized Officer

                                                    Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                                                    Danielle Barabino is a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate at UBS. She supports Financial Advisor Jay Baumgardner’s practice by servicing his clientele of high-net-worth individuals, affluent families and corporations, and providing operational and sales assistance across his multiple lines of business. Danielle enjoys the challenges of helping Jay develop tailored strategies designed to pursue the diverse needs and goals of his clients. She relies on her interpersonal skills to help manage their expectations, and to navigate systems, resources, and departments within the firm to streamline the administrative and operations processes. She also applies her analytical knowledge and team building skills to her role in Jay’s practice. Danielle joined UBS in 2016 after serving as a Client Associate for J.P. Morgan Securities. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics while playing collegiate water polo.

                                                          888 San Clemente Drive
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                                                          danielle.barabino@ubs.com
                                                          Danielle Barabino
                                                          888 San Clemente Drive,Newport Beach,CA,92660
                                                        • Kelli Baumgardner

                                                          Kelli Baumgardner

                                                          Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                                                          Kelli began her career at UBS PWM in Century City in 2018. She is responsible for investment proposals, asset allocations and helping strategize clients’ needs for their unique lifestyles. She’s also the point of contact for our next generation clients. Kelli graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2018 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Economics.

                                                                888 San Clemente Drive
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                                                                kelli.baumgardner@ubs.com
                                                                Kelli Baumgardner
                                                                888 San Clemente Drive,Newport Beach,CA,92660
                                                              • Brandon Seanez

                                                                Brandon Seanez

                                                                Client Associate

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                                                                Brandon Seanez is a registered CSA currently working at UBS since 2021. Graduating from San Francisco State University with a degree in Economics, he brings a client-oriented and detail-oriented approach to his work, supporting the Baumgardner Group from Northern California. Based in Menlo Park, Brandon has a knack for building solid trust with his clients, and delivering tailored solutions. With his expertise, and dedication, he continues to make a positive impact for all clients, helping them achieve their financial goals

                                                                      2000 Avenue of the Stars
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                                                                      brandon.seanez@ubs.com
                                                                      Brandon Seanez
                                                                      2000 Avenue of the Stars,Los Angeles,CA,90067
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                                                                      Veronica Mishriki

                                                                      Client Associate

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                                                                        Veronica Mishriki joined UBS in 2023 as a Client Associate. She is detail oriented and attentive, providing excellent service to the clients she supports.

                                                                        Veronica graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2022 with a Bachelors in Cognitive Science.

                                                                              1999 Avenue of the Stars
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                                                                              veronica.mishriki@ubs.com
                                                                              Veronica Mishriki
                                                                              1999 Avenue of the Stars,Los Angeles,CA,90067

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