Experience

Makes all the difference

Donald Chomas, CFP

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

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. Seven years ago, 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.

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

Education

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A. Finance and Accounting, honors

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Senior Portfolio Manager
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
23rd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Russell Rifkin, CFP

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

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.

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

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • 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, 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

  • University of Maryland, B.S. Finance and Economics, honors

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Senior Portfolio Manager
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
23rd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Jeffrey Schweighoffer

Financial Advisor

Jeff joined UBS in 2015 and has become an integral part of the Chomas Rifkin Group. He provides exceptional client service and financial planning insight. Jeff currently holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Oberlin College where he was also a captain and four year starter on the varsity baseball team. In his spare time Jeff enjoys coaching baseball and playing golf. He currently resides in Washington, DC.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • 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

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

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Isaac Fried

Wealth Management Associate

Isaac joined UBS in June of 2018 after graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Economics. Isaac takes great pride in his ability to manage all service needs for the clients of The Chomas Rifkin Group. Isaac currently holds his FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses. Isaac is an avid golfer and currently resides in Bethesda, MD.

Registered States:
  • DC
  • MD
  • NC
  • VA

Education

  • University of Maryland, Economics
7272 Wisconsin Avenue
23rd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

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