Experience

That inspires confidence

We understand the challenges you face throughout life’s important personal and professional milestones. Your financial life encompasses much more than your investments. It includes your goals for the future and how you want to live right now. Accessing the deep resources of UBS, our team is strongly positioned to address the realities of today’s economy and meet the wide range of your sophisticated needs.

Michael Greene

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Senior Portfolio Manager

Throughout his 30 years at UBS, Mike has embraced his clients and their goals as his most important priorities. Since the 1980s, he has been helping senior executives of public companies navigate benefit plan administration, as well as the equally complex decisions around executive compensation programs. Today, executives and small- and mid-sized business owners benefit from Mike’s significant experience and his ability to ask the critical questions, uncover the issues and identify solutions for their wealth management challenges.

Mike is a long-standing member of the Union League of Chicago. He regularly supports several important organizations, including the Hearing Loss Association of America, the Arthritis Foundation and the PKD Foundation. Mike resides in Roselle, IL with Susan, his wife of more than 40 years.

Education and certification

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Corporate Stock Benefits Consultant
  • Perennial Member of the UBS President’s Council
  • B.S. degree in business administration, Drake University
  • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses and is licensed to offer commodities and insurance

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • Drake University, B.S. Business Administration

Credentials

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
One North Wacker Drive
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

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Michael Ellington, CFP, CPWA

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

As a Financial Advisor, Mike’s strongest assets are the relationships he has established with his clients. Drawing on 25 years of experience and knowledge, he offers customized holistic wealth management advice and designs plans that help his clients accumulate, preserve and transfer their wealth. After gaining a thorough understanding of his clients’ objectives, he helps them develop an investment strategy tailored to their needs and sets realistic expectations by clearly explaining the risks and rewards of the investments in their portfolios. Through regular contact with his clients, Mike keeps up to date on their ever-changing needs.

Mike is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and sponsors many local charities. He resides in LaGrange, IL with Suzanne, his wife of 25 years. They have two children, Grant and Zach. In his spare time, Mike enjoys traveling, golfing, playing baseball in addition to going to Chicago Cubs’, Hawks’ and Bears’ games.

Education and certification

  • Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®)
  • Chartered Financial ConsultantTM (ChFC®)
  • Certified Investment Management AnalystTM (CIMA®)
  • Certified Private Wealth AdvisorTM (CPWA®)
  • Perennial Member of the UBS Director’s Council.
  • B.S. degree, Purdue University
  • Series 3, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses
  • Licensed to offer insurance

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 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.

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

  • Purdue University, B.S.

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • Chartered Financial Consultant
1 North Wacker Drive
32nd and 33rd Floors
Chicago, IL 60606

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Martin Fernholz

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Clients appreciate how Martin takes the time to educate them about the markets and their investments. He creates comprehensive financial plans centered on helping clients establish their goals, identify opportunities and remain on track to reaching those goals. Martin began his financial service career in 1978 and has been with UBS and its predecessor firms ever since. He specializes in asset allocation, specifically helping clients avoid overexposure in both up and down markets.

Martin volunteers regularly at The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab formerly The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago: is an active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference and a supporter of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. He resides in Wilmette, IL with his wife, Stephanie of more than 33 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Education and certification

  • Certified Investment Management Analyst™ (CIMA®)
  • M.B.A. in finance, St. John’s University
  • B.S. degree in marketing, University of Dayton
  • Series 3, 5, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • St. John’s University, M.B.A. Finance
  • University of Dayton, B.S. Marketing

Credentials

  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Steve Kula Wealth Management

First Vice President–Wealth Management

Steve brings a critical eye to identifying the right opportunities for his discerning clients. He also maintains a network of strategic connections to provide clients continued access to the firm’s vast resources so they can confidently address the areas that matter most to them. Steve has extensive experience—over 20 years, all with UBS—in offering a variety of wealth management and planning-based services. He embraces the philosophy of “Advice. Beyond investing.”

In the community, Steve is a long-standing member of the Union League Club of Chicago, Children’s Memorial Hospital and the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents. He resides in Chicago and enjoys participating in triathlons, swimming, traveling and spending time with family.

Education and certification

  • M.B.A., University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • B.B.A. in finance, Loyola University
  • Corporate Stock Benefits Consultant
  • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses
  • Licensed to offer insurance

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Loyola University, B.B.A. Finance
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Christopher Michael Greene

Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Chris provides his clients with a deep understanding of stock benefit strategies, insurance and lending solutions. He joined UBS in 2012, providing an analytic edge to the team that includes a background in accounting and analytics from BP Americas. Taking the time to fully understand each client’s unique situation, Chris firmly believes that personalized, comprehensive planning is the foundation for holistic wealth management.

Chris is a member of the Union League of Chicago. Chris resides in the City of Chicago and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Education and certification

  • Corporate Stock Option Consultant
  • B.S. degree in accounting, Indiana University–Kelley School of Business
  • Member, IU Alumni Association
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • Indiana University–Kelley School of Business, B.S. Accounting
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Grant Ellington, CRPC

Financial Advisor

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠

Grant provides the genuine trust and comfort needed for his clients to talk about their real-life situations and the available opportunities he has for them as a Financial Advisor.  Before joining UBS in 2017, Grant had a background in accounting at Deloitte where he audited top financial services companies in Chicago.  Analyzing financial statements in-depth has allowed him to provide financial advice and plans in a comprehensive view.   

While attending Purdue University, Grant worked at Morgan Stanley for two years in wealth management and was a member of the Division I football team while triple majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Management.  Grant is a member of the Union League of Chicago and also volunteers for the organization's Boys and Girls Club.  Grant resides in the West Loop of Chicago where he likes to spend time with his family and friends.   

Education and certification

  • B.S. degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Management, Purdue University
  • Member, Purdue Alumni Association and Purdue Club of Chicago
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
  • Licensed to offer insurance

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • Purdue University, B.S. Accounting, Finance, and Management

Credentials

  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Karen Gordon

Senior Client Associate

Coming from higher education, Karen previously worked in admissions for the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She joined UBS PaineWebber in November 2001 as a Client Service Associate. In July 2002, she joined the team. Karen’s goal is to provide excellent service to clients with any transactional, operational and administrative support they need.

Karen lives in Chicago with her husband, Donzell and their daughters Alyssa and Alexandra. She enjoys traveling and is a lifelong learner.

Education and certification

  • B.A. degree in political science, Augustana College
  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • NC
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • Augustana College, B.A. Political Science
One North Wacker Drive
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

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David Bucci

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

After a year with UBS, David joined the team in 2013. David is focused on client service and providing operational support, while handling administrative issues for the team. Providing relationship management, David is extremely committed to serving all the complex financial needs of the team’s clients. He prides himself on approaching challenges from various perspectives to find the best possible solutions.

David is a veteran of the financial services industry, coming from positions at Bank of America and JPMorgan. David reside Downtown Chicago and he enjoys reading in his spare time.

Education and certification

  • B.A. degree in economics and art history, Michigan State University
  • Series 7 and 63 securities licenses

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • Michigan State University, B.A. Economics and Art History
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Jennifer Saenz

Clent Onboarding Specialist

Jennifer’s primary role on the team is to assist clients with any and all daily account needs. This may include banking services, online services, deposit or withdrawals, transfer of securities, IRA distributions and any general account inquires.

Jennifer has worked in the financial services Industry for more than 20 years, focused on providing exceptional customer services. She joined UBS predecessor firm PaineWebber in 1994 and became a Client Service Associate in 2004. She and her husband Ivan have three kids, Jaeden, Jaelynn and Joel, and enjoy spending time on their many activities.

One North Wacker Drive
Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60606

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Tarah O'Neill

Client Associate

With more than 10 years of financial services industry experience, Tarah prides herself on building strong connections with clients so they feel secure and organized about their daily financial needs. Having joined Greene, Ellington, Fernholz, Kula & Greene Wealth Advisors at UBS in 2017, Tarah focuses on daily operations and maintenance such as, account processing, trading transactions and administrative matters.

Prior to joining UBS, Tarah worked as a Client Service Associate at Stifel and as an ACATS Specialist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago. Tarah currently resides on the northwest side of Chicago and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and going to concerts.

Certifications

  • Series 7 and 63 securities licenses

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • NC
  • NE
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Matthew B. Summe

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

As a Relationship Manager - Senior Wealth Strategy Associate, Matt has been working with Business Owners and High Net Worth families to assist them in creating holistic financial plans. Before joining UBS in 2021, Matt worked with Citigroup Private Wealth Management in downtown Chicago. In addition to working with clients to create comprehensive financial plans and cash flow strategies, Matt focuses on the implementation of investment strategy, such as sector allocation and tax loss harvesting.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he majored in Finance and International Business. He is a member of the Adam Smith Society as well as an active participant at Saint Clement Church.

Outside of work Matt enjoys traveling, playing golf, working out and spending time with his family.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY

Education

  • University of Kentucky, B.S in Finance and International Business

Credentials

  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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