Experience

Makes all the difference

Our team of professionals distinguishes itself with both financial experience and personal service. We strive to earn your loyalty through hard work, the right advice and a dedication to developing long-term relationships.

Douglas Braff

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Private Wealth Advisor

Doug has over 39 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1985 as a stockbroker for Kidder Peabody, where he created a nationwide group to handle all Rule 144 transactions and employee stock option transactions. He subsequently served as director of its Restricted Transaction Group until 1995, when the firm was acquired by PaineWebber. At UBS, Doug serves as the lead Financial Advisor on 17 corporate equity compensation programs.

Doug graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1982 with a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VI
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron’s Top 100 Private Wealth Management Teams, 2021, 2022, 2023The Barron's rating is awarded annually in April based on information from the prior year Q4.
  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2010, 2012, 2013The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
    The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
  • Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023The Barron's rating is awarded annually in April and is based on information from the prior year Q4.
  • Forbes America’s Top Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in November based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes America's Top Wealth Advisors, 2018The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. Economics and Business Administration

Credentials

  • Private Wealth Advisor
  • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
525 Okeechobee Blvd.
Suite 1500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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Douglas Coughlin, CFP

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Private Wealth Advisor

Doug has been with the firm his entire career, where he attained the Private Wealth Advisor designation. He holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification.

Doug is also an Investment Management Consultant with a focus on retirement planning, allocation strategies, cash flow analysis and executing estate planning strategies for individuals as well as corporations. His corporate clients have included well known industry leaders.

Doug is a supporter of No Greater Sacrifice and a mentor to military veterans transitioning from active duty to Wall Street through a program sponsored by American Corporate Partners. In his spare time, Doug volunteers as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Academy of Our Lady in Glen Rock, NJ. He also sits on the board of the Academy of Our Lady Fathers Guild and is a board member for the Archdiocese of Newark Pension. He resides in Glen Rock, NJ with his wife, Maureen, and their four children.

Doug graduated from Villanova University in 1991 with a BA in Economics and a minor in English.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron’s Top 100 Private Wealth Management Teams, 2021, 2022, 2023The Barron's rating is awarded annually in April based on information from the prior year Q4.
  • Forbes America’s Top Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in November based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • Villanova University, B.A. Economics, Minor in English

Credentials

  • Private Wealth Advisor
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
  • Wealth Advisor
  • Retirement Plan Consultant
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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Kelly Ganz, CFP, CIMA

First Vice President–Wealth Management

Private Wealth Advisor

Kelly started her career as a Client Service Associate with our team after graduation in 2004. Today, as a Financial Advisor, Kelly creates and revises comprehensive financial plans to assist clients with pursuing their financial goals. She analyzes clients’ assets, liabilities, and forecasted cash flows in relation to personal and financial goals. She also works closely with corporate executives to develop stock option exercise strategies.

Kelly holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification, as well as the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kelly has also attained the Private Wealth Advisor designation.  

Kelly is a supporter of No Greater Sacrifice and has been involved in fundraising for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Kelly holds a B.A. in communications with a minor in business administration from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She lives in New York City with her husband, Tom, and their three children. She enjoys running half marathons, practicing yoga, and playing tennis and golf.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VI
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron’s Top 100 Private Wealth Management Teams, 2021, 2022, 2023The Barron's rating is awarded annually in April based on information from the prior year Q4.
  • Forbes America’s Top Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in November based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • Fordham University, M.B.A.
  • Villanova University, B.A. Communications, Minor in Business Administration

Credentials

  • Private Wealth Advisor
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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Patrick R. DiSimone, CFP

Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Pat entered the financial services industry in 2009 during the peak of the Great Recession. He has leveraged this experience at UBS, where he now helps clients navigate ever-changing market landscapes.

Pat has attained the Private Wealth Advisor designation.  He also holds the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) certification and Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant designation. He works with individuals and families in creating comprehensive financial plans, while focusing on retirement planning, diversification, investment management and cash flow analysis. 

Pat has experience in assisting corporate executives evaluate equity compensation and the impact those awards have on their overall financial plan. He specializes in 10b5-1 trading plans, block trading, the sale of restricted stock and stock options.  He is a volunteer for the charity God’s Love We Deliver and is a supporter of the Gillian Fund and No Greater Sacrifice. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, playing basketball and attending Yankees games.  Pat lives in New Jersey with his wife, Kate, their daughter, Penelope and dog Otis.

Pat graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Philosophy.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VI
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes America’s Top Wealth Management Teams, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in November based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • Rutgers University, B.A. Economics, Minor in Philosophy

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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