Experience

Makes all the difference

We believe that by taking a comprehensive approach as early as possible, we can help you pursue your financial goals more effectively. We can help design a flexible wealth management plan that is appropriate for you and your family, while also taking advantage of potential tax-saving opportunities and our experience in helping manage assets.*

* Neither UBS Financial Services Inc. nor any of its employees provide legal or tax advice. You must consult with your legal or tax advisor regarding your personal circumstances. 

John Baumgarten

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

“ In our world, there is often an academic answer and an emotional or qualitative answer. It is crucial to recognize and communicate this, then to implement an approach that finds balance amid that tension.”

John works with individuals, families, executives and entrepreneurs. Some are looking to retire. Others are still growing their portfolios and/or leaving a legacy for their loved ones. Helping him to better serve them is John’s experience as an executive at both small, privately held businesses and those that have gone public.

Today, John and the team at Baumgarten Dowell Jones Wealth Management strive to create better client outcomes through a strategic and holistic approach that involves wealth planning and investment management with an exceptional level of service. By focusing on fewer clients, they’re able to gain a deeper understanding of their needs and goals. They then bring the expertise and solutions suited to each client, harnessing the full resources and services of the firm, plus their network of tax, legal and other experts to solve complex planning needs.

John and his team believe that superior service is crucial. They take pride in communicating regularly, clearly and concisely—and being accessible as a trusted advisor to their clients’ entire families.

Experience

  • Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management, 2020 – present
  • Principal, Financial Advisor, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, 2007 – 2020
  • Chief Operating Officer, Great North American Companies, 2006, 2007
  • Vice President, SYNNEX, 2003 – 2006
  • Senior Vice President, Daisytek, 1996 – 2003

Life

  • John and his wife, Jayne, have two adult children. Their daughter is a speech pathologist, and their son-in-law is a professional baseball player with the Kansas City Royals organization. Their son, who was born with special needs, is home with them in Prosper, TX.
  • John is a board member of MyPossibilities, a nonprofit that provides adults with disabilities the chance to continue their education. The organization recently completed its new campus, where John and Jayne intend to enroll their son.
  • As a family, they enjoy both the city life of Dallas as well as outdoor activities, including golfing, boating and wakeboarding on the lake at Possum Kingdom.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors , 2022

Education

  • Oklahoma State University, B.S., business

Credentials

  • Series 7, 31 and 66 securities licenses and life insurance licenses
100 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX 75201

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Cory Dowell

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

“I approach every relationship with a strong sense of fiduciary obligation. I believe in always placing the clients’ best interests first and driven to meet their goals while managing an appropriate level of risk.”

A founding partner of the Baumgarten Dowell Jones Wealth Management group, Cory has 24 years of experience in the investment industry. This includes serving as a senior institutional investment consultant to Fortune 100 companies, advising some of the world’s largest corporations—including Microsoft, Ford Motor, Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Verizon Communications—on their equity compensation plans, retirement plans and investment strategies. He explains, “This experience shaped my knowledge of asset allocation and investment manager selection, which allows me to assist our team in building our recommended investment positioning and evaluating the investment managers in our portfolio strategies.”

Cory also served as a regional head of an advanced planning group for a major Wall Street investment firm where he was involved in hundreds of business transactions, complex estate planning situations and exposed to sophisticated tax planning strategies. In addition, Cory has more than a decade of experience advising high net worth individuals and families. He understands how to build, implement and monitor financial and investment plans to improve client outcomes and conveys these plans simply and effectively. He considers it a privilege to help clients prudently grow their wealth and ultimately steward the transition of their capital to subsequent generations. He is passionate about helping others and enjoys mentoring new associates and advisors and serving his community through various volunteer and nonprofit board positions.

As a child, Cory would accompany his father in trading stocks and bonds at his local brokerage firm. His knowledge of financial assets and investments at a young age shaped his future. Still a student of the markets with strong intellectual curiosity, Cory believes in lifetime learning and is heavily engaged with the tax and legal community to enhance his knowledge of tax and estate planning techniques that can benefit clients.

Experience

  • Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth
    Management, 2020 – present
  • Principal and Financial Advisor, Bernstein Global Wealth Management,
    2004 – 2020
  • Senior Investment Consultant, Fidelity Investments, 1997 – 2004

Awards and accolades

  • Recipient of the Microsoft Service Excellence Award for his role as the
    company’s investment consultant
  • Published in The Journal of Wealth Management on business transaction planning and planning for professional athletes
  • Published in various estate planning journals and internal research publications on tax and estate planning strategies
  • Earned a Dalton Pen Award for financial journalism

Life

  • Cory enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, ages 7 and 17.
  • He is a volunteer for a number of nonprofit organizations in his community, serving on their boards and investment committees.
  • He enjoys fishing, playing golf and snow skiing.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors , 2022

Education

  • University of Texas, Arlington, BBA
  • Southern Methodist University, MBA

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
100 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX 75201

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Chad Jones

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

“ We have a responsibility to provide our clients with the most informative, strategic advice. The success and growth of their investments, through a custom approach, is at the core of our work.”

Chad Jones began his wealth management career in New York before relocating back to his home state of Texas. His expertise includes providing innovative strategic direction around investment needs, income taxation, estate planning, wealth transfer planning, risk management, executive compensation, and charitable giving.

As Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, and Partner at Baumgarten Dowell Jones Wealth Management, Chad applies an analytical lens to portfolio management and long-term planning. He thrives on the complex, taking a multi-faceted approach to solving client situations with forward-thinking and creative solutions.

Experience

  • Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management, 2020 – present
  • Financial Advisor, Bernstein Private Wealth Management, 2006 – 2020

Life

  • Chad and his wife Falon, have three young children, who are enrolled at a Spanish immersion school in Dallas.
  • When he is not coaching his children’s teams, he enjoys golfing. As a family they love fishing, hiking and spending time in the mountains.
  • His philanthropic interests and efforts are focused around supporting the Texas Children’s Hospital Adult and Pediatric Congenital Heart Program.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WY

Education

  • Texas A&M University, B.S., economics

Credentials

  • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses
  • Life, accident, health and HMA insurance licenses
100 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX 75201

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Katie Olson

Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

“ This is a relationship business that goes far beyond simply investing assets according to an arbitrary risk tolerance or return goal.”

As Vice President and Financial Advisor on the Baumgarten Dowell Jones Wealth Management team, Katie treats clients as if they were her own family through superior service, prompt response time and thoughtful advice. She finds herself engrained in clients’ lives well beyond asset management and finds joy in helping them uncover their goals and meet them those over time. She believes that financial plans are not meant to be static and revisits them with her clients at least once a year.

Katie has worked in the industry for more than 10 years. She has a background in financial planning, asset management and experience in banking, cash management and credit/lending.

 

Experience

  • Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management,
    2021 – present
  • Vice President, Client Advisor, J.P. Morgan, 2013 – 2021
  • Capital Analyst, Lee Financial Corp., 2011 – 2013

Life

  • Katie and her husband, Chris, have two young daughters, Bailey and Kennedy.
  • Together they enjoy entertaining family and friends, usually on the occasion of a sporting event. They are Dallas and Texas Tech fans and enjoy traveling, including to their teams’ away games.
  • She is a member of Texas Tech’s Personal Financial Planning advisory board and the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation board of directors.
  • Treasurer of the University Park Preschool Association, which supports the elementary school that her children will attend in the coming years.
  • Passionate about helping homeless women and children, Katie also is a member of Wings of Hope and an Ambassador for the Center for Transforming Lives (formerly the YWCA).

Registered States:
  • DE
  • NV
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA

Education

  • Texas Tech University, B.S., personal financial planning

Credentials

  • Series 7 and 63 securities licenses
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
100 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX 75201

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Martha Greenberg

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

“ Working on the Baumgarten Dowell Jones Wealth Management team fulfills my passion of advancing the financial lives and objectives of others.”

Martha has more than 22 years of experience in wealth management. As a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate on the Baumgarten Dowell Jones Wealth Management team, she strives to uncover their clients’ needs and desires and provide solutions that will lead them to financial success.

Martha and her team recognize the importance of planning and candid advice. Whether working with an individual, family, business owner or nonprofit organization, Martha understands their differentiating circumstances and is a crucial player in their team approach to serving clients. She explains how there is never a cookie-cutter solution; every situation has its unique nuances, and the team treats it as such.

Experience

  • Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management,
    2020 – present
  • Vice President, Client Advisor, Bernstein Private Wealth Management,
    1999 – 2020

Life

  • Martha and her husband, Steve, have four children.
  • Both born and raised in Dallas, they appreciate family more than anything. Weekends are spent with family, friends and their two rescue dogs, Nate and Biscuit.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • KS
  • KY
  • MD
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NM
  • OH
  • OK
  • SD
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WI

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., finance

Credentials

  • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses
100 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX 75201

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Aubrey Blasko

Wealth Strategy Associate

“ The great thing about this team is that we’re extraordinarily planning focused; understanding and helping with the many intricacies of operating in this way is really exciting for me.”

Since sixth grade, Aubrey aspired to be a surgeon. However, by the time she graduated from UCLA with a degree in biology, her interest had shifted and she began working at UBS in Irvine, CA, as a Client Service Associate. Today, as a Wealth Strategy Associate on the Baumgarten Dowell Jones Wealth Management team in Dallas, Aubrey may not be diagnosing and operating on patients like she had planned, but she is helping people improve their financial health.

When Aubrey first started at UBS, she says she was astounded by how little she had been taught about money and investing throughout her life and even in school. But with the organizational and analytical skills she honed during college, she caught on quickly and realized just how important financial literacy is. Aubrey worked at UBS in Wilmington, NC, where she and her fiancé relocated to support his service in the Marine Corps. They eventually moved to Dallas.

Today, Aubrey is integral to the team’s operations and administration as well as the creation of wealth strategies for their clients. She is grateful to be able to tap into the team’s wealth of knowledge to help educate clients and guide them to a solution.

Experience

  • Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management,
    2018 – present
  • Registered Client Associate, Wells Fargo Advisors, 2017-2018
  • Client Service Associate, UBS, 2016

Life

  • Aubrey is a newlywed to Anthony Blasko, a veteran Marine Corps Infantry Officer.
  • She enjoys going to the gym, weight lifting, swimming and doing athletic yoga.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • IL
  • KS
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MO
  • NC
  • NM
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA

Education

  • UCLA , BS in Biology

Credentials

  • Series 7, 66, 9 and 10 securities licenses
100 Crescent Court
Dallas, TX 75201

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Wendi Koleszar

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

Each client and family situation is unique. We work as a team to challenge the status quo and ensure we are providing the best advice to our clients.

With 15 years of wealth management experience, Wendi focuses on building meaningful relationships with individuals and families through thoughtful advice and a commitment to exceptional service. She treats her clients like family and ensures they feel comfortable as we support them through all stages of life.

After majoring in finance and international studies, Wendi began her career as a portfolio manager; while she enjoyed her role, she felt she was missing personal connections day-to-day. Upon discovering Private Wealth Management, she realized she could work directly with clients while continuing to exercise her creativity in solving financial complexities.

Today, she partners closely with her team to bring customized solutions that address a full range of client needs and goals. Every client situation is different so Wendi believes clients should partner with a team that understands the importance of tailored and personalized advice and ensures they are confident in their financial plan.

Experience

  • Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, UBS Private Wealth Management, 2021 – current
  • Office Administrator, Hudson Way Capital Management, 2018 – 2021
  • Assistant Vice President/Manager, Private Client Service, Bernstein Private Wealth Management, 2007 – 2018
  • Portfolio Manager, Fifth Third Bank, 2005 – 2007

Life

  • Wendi and her husband Todd, have two young sons, Jacob and Tyler.
  • As a family they enjoy trying new restaurants, riding bikes around White Rock Lake, the beach and traveling to the mid-west to visit family and friends.
  • Her philanthropic interests are in animal rescue. Two organizations that she focuses on supporting are Hope for Paws and Take Me Home Pet Rescue where she adopted her 55lb dog Luci.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • FL
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MO
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA

Education

  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, B.S., finance and international studies

Credentials

  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
100 Crescent Court
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75201

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