Wealth advice for your life's goals

We believe that good financial planning advice is invaluable—it helps prepare you for whatever life brings. But it is especially important during times of major life change. Our process focuses on you and the priorities, goals, concerns and beliefs that will ultimately impact your financial well-being for years to come. We're here to help you tackle your concerns and embrace the opportunities that can enrich and empower you today and for years to come.

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David R. Begala, CFP, ChFC, CDFA

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

David is known for his dedication to clients and for building long-term relationships. Much of his approach involves educating clients and their families to make sound decisions through all stages of life’s various financial transitions. 

With over 14 years of experience, David focuses on providing comprehensive planning and portfolio management to help guide clients smoothly and successfully through periods of significant change. Recognizing that his clients deserve the very best insights, he has earned multiple industry accreditations, including the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) designations and the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) certification. David earned a B.S. in Finance from Excelsior College in New York.

David grew up in Australia and moved to the U.S. in 1995. He proudly holds both U.S. and Australian citizenship.

Outside of work, David is an avid runner and is actively involved in promoting youth running in Sarasota County. He "runs" a youth running group with 140+ underserved youth, which promotes healthy lifestyles, character development and values through running.

David and his wife Jodi live in Sarasota with their two sons, Lucas and Ryan.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023The 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


  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
  • Wealth Advisor
1819 Main Street
Suite 900
Sarasota, FL 34236
  • (941) 364-7202

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