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.

Joseph Depaula

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Joe joined UBS formerly Paine Webber in 1999 and is a seasoned professional with 33 years of experience in the financial services industry. He offers his clients a comprehensive wealth planning relationship including integrating corporate benefit stock and options.

Joe has a B.A. in Finance from Southeastern La. University where he achieved the distinct honor of Academic All American in collegiate golf.  He obtained the accredited Certified Private Wealth Advisor, an advanced professional certification for advisors who serve high net worth clients. He also sits on the advisory panel for the BAUER College of Business - University of Houston.

Over the course of his career, he has focused his practice on advice and planning.  His wealth management process is designed to address and align a client's life goals with their unique needs.

When Joe is balancing his work/personal life he enjoys fitness, golf and RV traveling with his wife, Teresa and their 4 rescue dogs. He is a member of Tallowood Church where he has served in the Celebrate Recovery ministry for the past 10 years.

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • IL
  • KS
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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.

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

  • Southeastern La. University, B.A. in Finance

Credentials

  • Wealth Advisor
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Emily Huynh

Financial Advisor

Emily Huynh has over 18 years of professional experience in the financial industry. A native Houstonian, Emily graduated from the University of Houston-the Bauer College of Business School in 2005 with double Bachelor degrees in Finance and Marketing. Emily resides in Pearland with her husband and two daughters. She spends her free time as a volunteer Vietnamese teacher at Khai Tri Academy. She also enjoys traveling with her family and jogging on the trail.

Emily works with a team of 4 and they have a combined experience of over 60 years of serving high net worth clientele. Her team uses specialize approach and customize financial plans through comprehensive planning that seek to optimize the unique goals of each of their clients.

Emily helps address concerns and provides guidance in retirement and financial planning, estate and legacy planning, insurance and annuity products, lending solutions, education funding, asset preservation and protection strategies. Emily and her team of UBS professionals also focus on helping small business owners maximize in the growth of their businesses as well as providing an exit strategy through comprehensive wealth management for the next chapter of their lives.

Listening is the key aspect to ensure that her team vision aligns with clients’ dreams. Emily strongly believes in the importance of trust, accountability, and transparency.  Her goal is to make clients feel confident, self-assured, and empowered working with UBS. Emily believes in providing quality work that result in word-of-mouth referrals.

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • IL
  • KS
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA

Education

  • University of Houston-the Bauer College of Business School, Double Bachelor Degrees in Finance and Marketing
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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David Cromack

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

David has been with UBS since 2004, servicing corporate stock benefit plans and employees as well as high net worth families.  He has spent the majority of his career developing, implementing, and monitoring personalized concentrated equity risk strategies and asset allocation programs for corporate executives in concert with their financial goals.

David believes customized financial planning is the keystone to delivering personalized wealth management strategies that help our clients meet liquidity needs, address the challenges of longevity, and consider the legacy they will leave to the next generation and their communities.

David is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Texas, earning a BBA in Economics and an MBA in Marketing.   He was an All-Ivy League football selection and a member of Sigma Chi.  He was selected to participate in the Epson Ivy Bowl in Tokyo, Japan.  David is a past President of the Brown Alumni Club of Houston.  He plays tennis competitively as a member of the Houston Racquet Club.  David resides in Houston and enjoys spending time with clients and attending Clemson football games where his daughter Sara Cate attends college.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • FL
  • MD
  • NJ
  • OK
  • PA
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA

Education

  • University of Texas
  • Brown University

Credentials

  • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Jahaira Lira

Client Associate

Jahaira is an integral part of The DePaula Wealth Management Group, responsible for managing team operations, client requests and account administration.  Jahaira strives to deliver personalized service and solutions, with the overall goal of exceeding client expectations.  She is committed to building lasting relationships and will support you and the team through your financial journey.  Jahaira came to us from Morgan Stanley where she started her career in 2015 as the receptionist. Within the first 6-months, she transitioned from receptionist to CSA for an International team. In 2022 she joined The DePaula Wealth Management Group, working alongside Joe DePaula, Emily Huynh and David Cromack. Some of the things she enjoys doing are reading, traveling and taking her dogs on different park adventures.   

750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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