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  • Donald

    Donald Chomas, CFP

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Every day Don Chomas relishes the ability to help the people he cares about to enjoy a better life. As a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, he believes that starting with a comprehensive, written financial plan—one that addresses both the good and not-so-good aspects of his clients' financial lives—is the foundation for helping high net worth families build upon the successes they've achieved. Don's solid educational foundation (B.A. with Honors in Finance and Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University), his experience across a wide variety of market conditions over nearly three decades, and a keen understanding of how to leverage the vast resources of UBS enable him to help his clients confidently make difficult decisions and weather challenging economic conditions.

    In addition to serving his clients, philanthropy is a top priority for Don and his family. In 2011, Don founded Naptown barBAYq, a BBQ contest and music festival near Annapolis that benefits many local charities. He is also a Past President of the Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis).  Currently a volunteer soccer coach, an active member in his church and the captain of his platform tennis team, Don continues to find new outlets to engage with and help the people and causes he cares about most.

    Don, his wife, Molly, and their daughters, Madaline and Isabel, live in Kensington, MD. When not volunteering together or running around on a soccer field, the family enjoys spending time outdoors with their two Siberian huskies.

     

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    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2022The 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.

    • Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A. Finance and Accounting, honors
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Senior Portfolio Manager
    7272 Wisconsin Avenue
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  • Russell

    Russell Rifkin, CFP

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Driven by a desire to make a difference in people's lives, and armed with a degree in finance and economics, it's no surprise that Russell chose a career in financial services.  As a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional, Russell believes that the key to success is gaining a full understanding of everything a client hopes to accomplish—enjoying retirement, funding a loved one's education, leaving a lasting legacy, among other things.  He also believes that a thorough evaluation of both assets and liabilities is critical to building a truly comprehensive plan.

    Russell started his financial services career in 2002 and in 2004 became a  financial analyst at Smith Barney.  In this role he helped to create hundreds of financial plans, which gave him unique insight into the myriad of solutions and strategies that can help increase the likelihood of meeting one's goals. He has leveraged this experience since becoming a Financial Advisor in 2007, helping his clients navigate good and bad market cycles, all while keeping their end goals in mind.  

    Russell graduated from the honors program at the University of Maryland with a double major in finance and economics. He currently lives in North Potomac, Maryland, with his wife and two sons.  Russell loves spending time with his family and is a huge sports fan. Having spent most of his life in the DC area, he roots for all the local sports teams.

    • Forbes America’s Top Next-Gen (Generation) Wealth Advisors Best-in-State, 2018, 2019The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually between June and September based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2022The 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.

    • University of Maryland, B.S. Finance and Economics, honors
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Senior Portfolio Manager
    7272 Wisconsin Avenue
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    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Jeffrey

    Jeff Schweighoffer, CFP

    Financial Advisor

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    As a Wealth Advisor and Certified Financial PlannerTM, Jeff delivers insightful financial planning and customized investment management.  He focuses on keeping fees low, mitigating risk, and investing in a tax efficient manner.  He strongly believes in simplifying the financial planning & investment process while helping clients reach their financial goals with confidence. 

    Jeff graduated with a degree in Economics from Oberlin College and is Series 7, 66, and insurance licensed.  While at Oberlin he was a four-year starter, captain of the baseball team, and still holds the career record for all-time hits.  During his senior year he helped lead the team to its first conference championship in school history.

    Jeff resides in Bethesda, MD with his wife and Bernese mountain dog. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, golfing, and coaching baseball.

      • Oberlin College, B.A. Economics
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      7272 Wisconsin Avenue
      23rd Floor
      Bethesda, MD 20814
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      Emma Winson

      Client Associate

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      Emma graduated with a degree in Economics and a minor in International Development and Conflict Management and a minor in Sustainability from the University of Maryland in 2021. She is Series 7 and Series 66 licensed. While attending the University of Maryland, Emma was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity where she exhibited diligence, knowledge and patience which helped establish her creditability and has made herself an effective team member.

      Emma resides in Woodley Park, Washington, D.C with her two cats. In her spare time she enjoys painting/drawing, reading books, and being outdoors. 

        • University of Maryland, B.A. Economics
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          Jack Boyer

          Client Associate

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          Jack graduated from the University of South Carolina with Honors in 2020 where he majored in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance. During his time in college, Jack was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity where he served on the Philanthropy Board for 4 years. Jack is Series 7 and Series 66 Licensed and is an integral member of the team.

          Jack grew up in Marriottsville, MD and currently resides in Washington, D.C. He loves to support his favorite sports teams – the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, and Washington Capitals. In his spare time Jack plays golf and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

            • University of South Carolina, B.A. Finance and Risk Management & Insurance
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              Peter Sullivan

              Client Associate

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              In 2015, after spending his first two years of college in the warm states of Florida and South Carolina, Peter decided to transfer to Columbia College Chicago (where he got considerably paler). The move proved to be successful though, as Peter made the Dean’s list every semester he attended at Columbia. During his time in Chicago, he also worked after school as an assistant basketball coach for a local University.

              After graduating in 2017, Peter worked in the service industry while pursuing a career in the arts. It was here that he developed his skills in customer satisfaction, time management, and attention to detail. When his restaurant closed in 2020, Peter decided to apply those skills elsewhere and entered the financial industry. In the fall of 2020 he obtained his Life and Health Insurance license and began working as a successful agent. He later became a Registered Representative and is Series 6 and 63 licensed.

              Peter is a life-long Bethesda resident. He enjoys sports, creative writing, trips to the beach and spending time with his friends and family.

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