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Golden State Wealth Management

We make a real impact in the lives of our clients by guiding them through major life events and helping them preserve and pass on their wealth. Our customized approach focuses on thoughtful financial planning and wealth management that looks beyond your investments and encompasses all aspects of your financial life.

Three generations in front yard

Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

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    Ronald Ewing

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Branch Manager

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    Ron began his financial services career in 2003 as an Account Executive in the residential mortgage division of HSBC before transitioning to UBS in 2007. In 2017, Ron was promoted to Branch Manager of the Merced branch.

    When not at work, Ron enjoys playing competitive golf, water and snow skiing, and spending time with his wife and two children.

    Ron holds Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 securities licenses as well as life and health insurance

    Agent License #0G07278

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        • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        Financial planning
        Investing
        Retirement planning
        401(k) plan services
        Sustainable investing
        Long-term care planning
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        Merced, CA 95348
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        Timothy Pistoresi

        Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

        Financial Advisor

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        A model of consistency and dedication, Tim has worked as a financial advisor in Merced since 1983. In that time, Tim has helped countless clients plan for and achieve their financial goals.

        Drawing on his vast experience, Timothy emphasizes time-tested approaches to investing. He is committed to client service and believes that client relationships are his most important asset.

        He earned his B.S.C. in finance from the University of Santa Clara. He is FINRA-registered and holds Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 securities licenses as well as licenses for life insurance and annuities

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          • University of Santa Clara, B.S.C. in Finance
            Financial planning
            Long-term care planning
            Investing
            Professional athletes
            Multi-generational families
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            Edward Macha

            Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

            Financial Advisor

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            For Ed, being a Financial Advisor is more than just providing financial plans. It's a way to guide clients on the path to realizing their goals. He primarily services small business owners, individuals, and their families in the areas of fixed income, equities, and estate and retirement planning.

            Ed began his financial services career in 2003 as Associate District Manager of GMAC Mortgage. He moved to RPM Mortgage as a Vice President/Partner in 2006 before transitioning to UBS in 2007.

            He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses.

            Agent License #0G14632

            • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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.

                Retirement planning
                Investing
                Asset allocation
                401(k) plan services
                Women investors
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                Long-term care planning
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                Merced, CA 95348
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                Alex Pittz, AAMS

                Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

                Financial Advisor

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                Alex joined the firm in 2000 and currently excels as the team's primary Portfolio Manager. An Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®), he has developed and continues to improve our proprietary models for analyzing stock and mutual performance.

                Alex is the Founder and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chowchilla Athletic Foundation. He is also the Head Coach of the Chowchilla High School Varsity Football Team.

                Alex earned his B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University. He is FINRA-registered and holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as licenses for life insurance and annuities.

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                  • Brown University, B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Management
                  • Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠
                  • Portfolio Manager
                  Investing
                  Custom portfolios
                  Asset allocation
                  Alternative investments
                  Sustainable investing
                  Professional athletes
                  Women investors
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                  860 W Olive Street
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                  Clinton Moore

                  Vice President–Wealth Management

                  Financial Advisor

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                        Retirement planning
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                        Investing
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                        Merced, CA 95348
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                        Melissa Frazier

                        Senior Client Associate

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                        Missy joined the team in January of 2012. Prior to joining the team, she already had twelve years of experience in the financial services industry working in various capacities. It is her goal to deliver service at the highest level to our clients.

                        Missy volunteers with several non-profit organizations and is a member of the local Ag Boosters Board of Directors.

                        She holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as licenses for life insurance and annuities.

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                              860 W Olive Street
                              Suite B
                              Merced, CA 95348
                            Retirement planning

                            Retirement planning

                            Your life, wealth and future

                            Your life, wealth and future

                            Long-term care planning

                            Long-term care planning

                            Legacy—Wealth for others

                            For needs that go beyond your own—to help you improve the lives of others

                            What will your legacy be?
                            It’s never too early to plan ahead. A Legacy strategy can help you gain more control over your financial future and what you leave behind, so you can move forward with confidence.

                            Learn more at ubs.com/wealthway.

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                            A global leader in wealth management

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                            UBS is a world-leading wealth manager

                            $10 billion

                            USD invested in 100% sustainable portfolios4

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