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    Georgia French CFP, CEPA , CRPC, CRPS

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Georgia specializes in investment planning, asset allocation and estate planning. As part of her commitment to empowering women to better understand and manage their financial well-being, each year she offers a series of investment planning workshops for women.

    In her more than 30 years of financial services experience, Georgia has been a Financial Advisor, Branch Manager, Complex Manager and National Sales Manager. Prior to joining UBS in 2015 as a Senior Vice President—Wealth Management, she spent 14 years with BB&T Scott & Stringfellow.. Georgia holds a Bachelor’s in international business from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She earned the Certified Financial Planner designation from The College of Charleston in 2002.

    Equally dedicated to her family and her community as she is to her clients, Georgia and her husband, Mark, have been happily married for over 30 years and have two children, Gabby and Liam. As Georgia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is fluent in Spanish and French, her love of travel is not surprising. In her spare time she also enjoys swimming, playing tennis, boating and cooking.

    In addition to being very active with the South Carolina Catholic Diocese, She also serves as a mentor to graduate students at the College of Charleston School of Business, where she is an occasional guest speaker on investment strategies as well as an Instructor for the Certified Financial Planning program offered through the College of Charleston.

    Georgia French holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 & 65 securities licenses and is a licensed California insurance agent (CA License #: 0B57077).

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        Mark French

        Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

        Financial Advisor

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        Mark began his financial services career over 30 years ago, on “Black Monday”. Then a junior trader of options and futures with Barclays Bank, based at the London Stock Exchange.

        Since coming to America, Mark has worked with cities and small financial institutions invest their excess liquidity and also worked in various advisory capacities for a hedge fund in California. From 2001 to 2015 Mark worked with his partner and wife Georgia at Scott & Stringfellow in Charleston, SC.  In 2015, Mark joined UBS Financial Services as a Senior Vice President—Wealth Management.

        While Mark married his wife, Georgia, in 1990, it wasn't until 1997 that he became her business partner. Mark's responsibilities on the team include monitoring the markets, researching investment options and addressing clients' questions that arise in between scheduled review meetings. Mark has also been a market commentator on local Charleston radio and television since 1999. 

        Mark is a past Advisory board President of The Charleston Catholic School as well as a past chair of the Finance Committee. In his spare time he enjoys boating, fishing, tennis and spending time with his and Georgia's two children, Gabrielle and Liam.

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              Suzanna D'Amaral

              Senior Client Associate

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                Since beginning her career in the securities industry in 1987, Suzanna has held administrative, operations and client service positions at both Dean Witter Reynolds, BB&T Scott & Stringfellow and now UBS. As the French Team's Client Service Associate, she leverages this depth of industry knowledge and her expertise in creating and maintaining exceptional client experiences to deliver attentive and personalized service to every client.

                Suzanna, a Charleston native, enjoys spending time outside of the office with her husband, Paul, their daughters, Jessica and Rachel, her grandson, Lincoln, and the family’s precious dog and grand-dogs, Penny, Pearl, Pepper, & Pippa.

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                      Gabrielle French

                      Client Associate

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                        Gabby joined The French Team beginning her career in the financial services industry as a Client Service Associate in April 2022. She graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human, Nutrition, Foods & Exercise. From there, Gabby moved back to her hometown of Charleston, SC with her college sweetheart, now husband, Joe.

                        Before joining the team, Gabby worked in the food & beverage industry as a front of house manager at Red Drum Restaurant in Charleston, SC – a local favorite. In April 2021, Gabby was presented with an opportunity to work as an Assistant Food Stylist for a Food Network show. She accepted the position and ended up working for two seasons before deciding to make a career change.

                        Over the years, Gabby has worked many different jobs providing her with excellent client service experience. She quickly has become an integral part in assisting the team’s lead CSA, Suzanna D’Amaral, with all client servicing and is gradually taking on more responsibility for The French Team.

                        In her free time, Gabby enjoys hanging out with friends and spending time with her husband, Joe, and her rescue pup, Lavender. She also loves all things sports, travel, any outdoor activities, and boating with her family in the summer.

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