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We provide quality strategies customized to your needs – and to be your primary source of financial advice. We concentrate on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service. You can rely on our personalized advice, first-class solutions, and extensive wealth management experience.

Jonathan Barter

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Private Wealth Advisor

Jon joined UBS in August 2014, and previously worked at Merrill Lynch for more than 13 years. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is an accredited Private Wealth Advisor. Jon joined Merrill Lynch's Wealth Management unit in 2008, and before that worked in Merrill Lynch's Institutional Advisory Division on the equity sales desk for eight years. There, Jon worked primarily with hedge funds and asset managers, assisting them with their investment processes, equity trading and syndicate efforts. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jon was a client relationship manager at Rittenhouse Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, and before that he worked on the fixed-income trading floor at Morgan Stanley. Jon prides himself on putting clients' interests front and center at all times, and draws on his broad array of market experience when managing client assets.  He is licensed to sell life and health insurance in New York State. 

Jon is a graduate of Villanova University's School of Business, and is a member of the Villanova University Alumni Association's Presidents Club.  Jon currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fields for Kids in Larchmont, NY and is a past Board Member for the Mamaroneck Youth Hockey Association.  He and his wife, Kathleen, are also active supporters of the The Ursuline School, the Saints John & Paul School, and the Guidance Center of Westchester. Jon resides in Larchmont, New York with his wife Kathleen and their four children.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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

Credentials

  • Private Wealth Advisor
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171

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Mark Worden, CRPC, CRPS

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Mark joined UBS in August of 2014, and previously worked at Merrill Lynch for more than a decade. Mark became part of Barter Worden Wealth Management (formerly The Barter Group) in late 2010. Drawing on the global resources of UBS, he develops personalized strategic solutions to address the complex needs of individuals with substantial wealth. Mark offers clients a range of services including portfolio strategies, stock option analysis, retirement planning strategies, hedging strategies for concentrated equity positions, life insurance analysis and a full range of wealth transfer strategies. Mark is licensed to sell life and health insurance in New York State. Mark has earned both his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and his Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS) designations.

Mark graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business. Mark currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Crouse Hospital and is the Chairman of the American Heart Association’s Men Go Red for Central New York. He resides in Manlius, New York, with his wife, Reghan, and their two sons, Cameron and Bradford.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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

Credentials

  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠
440 South Warren Street
The Galleries, 6th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202

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Michele Backes, AAMS

Team Administrator

Michele is integral to the day-to-day operations and organization of the team, and provides support to all account types. Michele directly supports the financial advisors in their work on trusts and estate planning services. She also plays a major role in client onboarding. She earned an Associate's degree in Business from Bryant & Stratton College and resides in Hastings, New York.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • MA
  • ME
  • MI
  • MS
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Credentials

  • Accredited Asset Management Specialist
440 South Warren Street
The Galleries, 6th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202

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John O'Hara

Client Associate

JP is a new joiner to the team starting full time in June of 2023. JP earned his bachelors degree from Providence college in May of 2022 with a major in finance and minor in accounting. Having interned in the summer of 2022, JP understands how the team operates and has proven to be a valuable asset in assisting daily operations and providing an excellent client experience. 

299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171

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