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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.

  • Mark-Heller

    Mark H. Heller, CLU, CFP, CAP

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Over 30 years of Service in the Financial Services Industry

    • Branch Manager for InterSecurities;
    • Resource manager for Capital One Bank (orig. Hibernia National Bank)
    • Vice President Friedler, Butler & Heller, Inc. Employee Benefits Firm - Insurance, Investments and Retirement Plan Consulting
    • 20 Years with Friedler Larocca Associated and Friedler Larocca Financial Partners

    Education and Professional Credentials

    • B.S. in Mathematics, Randolph-Macon College, 1978
    • Chartered Life Underwriter, American College of Financial Services, 1992
    • Certified Pension Consultant, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, 1992
    • Accredited Estate Planner, National Association of Estate Planners, 2006
    • Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy, American College of Financial Services, 2017

    Community Leadership – (Current and Past Positions Held):

    • Past President – Temple Sinai New Orleans
    • Past President – Association of Employee Benefit Planners of New Orleans
    • Past Member – Board of Trustees Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
    • Past Chair - Jewish Welfare Funds Campaign
    • Past Member – Board of Trustees Newman School
    • Past Member – Board of Trustees Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
    • Past Member – Board of Trustees Hillel of New Orleans
    • Past Board Member and Current Member - Fore!Kids Foundation
    • Past President and Current Member - New Orleans Estate Planning Council
    • Member - Rotary International - New Orleans Downtown Chapter

     

    CA license #0A91582

    • 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.
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The 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.

    • Randolph-Macon College, B.S. in Mathematics
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®
    • Chartered Life Underwriter®
    909 Poydras Street
    Suite 2900
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Diana-Stieffel

    Diana Dalton Stieffel, CFP, CRPC, CDFA, RICP

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Over 35 years of Financial Service Industry experience:

    • Senior Vice President – Investments with Morgan Keegan & Company
    • Vice President – Investments with Marquis Investments (a subsidiary of First Commerce Corporation)

    Education and Professional Credentials

    • B.S. in Finance, University of New Orleans, 1985
    • CFP Professional Education Program, College for Financial Planning, 1996
    • Certified Financial Planner ™, College for Financial Planning, 2011
    • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, College for Financial Planning, 2013
    • Retirement Income Certified Professional, American College, 2017

    Community Leadership

    • Past President - St. Dominic Pastoral Council
    • Founding Member - St. Dominic Haiti Partnership
    • Member - St. Dominic Parish Evenings for the Engaged
    • Board Member - Catholic Community Foundation of New Orleans 
    • Advisory Board - The New Orleans Opera 
    • Past Co-Chair - Women's Giving Circle - Catholic Community Foundation
    • Professional Advisors Council - Catholic Community Foundation of New Orleans

     

    CA license #0D28194

    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The 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.
    • Forbes Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.

    • University of New Orleans, B.S. in Finance
    • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
    • Retirement Income Certified Professional
    909 Poydras Street
    Suite 2900
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Andrew Noto

    Andrew Noto

    Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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    Andrew Noto was born in Houston, Texas but raised in Luling, Louisiana, Andrew attended Hahnville High School before attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While studying finance, he also lettered on the Ragin’ Cajuns golf team all four years in college.

    Upon graduation, Andrew played professional golf across North America before starting his career in the financial services industry in January of 2015. Since entering the financial services industry, he has held several roles at multiple firms including Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., IBERIA Financial Services, LLC, and Planning Associates Wealth Management, LLC.

    Andrew currently lives in Metairie, Louisiana with his wife Meredith and their son Kirby. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, cooking, and spending time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at his family’s weekend home.

    Over 8 Years Experience in the Financial Industry

    • UBS Financial Services, Inc., New Orleans, LA, Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
    • Planning Associates Wealth Management, LLC, Metairie, LA, CEO and Investment Advisor 
    • IBERIA Financial Services, LLC, Metairie, LA, Associate Investment Representative       
    • Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., New Orleans, LA, Registered Client Service Associate   

    Education

    • B.S. in Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2012

    Qualifications

    • Series 7 Licensed
    • Series 63 Licensed
    • Series 66 Licensed

      • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.S. in Business : 2012
        909 Poydras Street
        Suite 2900
        New Orleans, LA 70112
      • Lori-Lacoste

        Lori Lacoste

        Wealth Management Associate

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        Lori has over 40 years experience in the financial industry.  Prior to joining UBS in 2009, she assisted other Financial Advisors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and JPMorgan Chase with banking, lending and client services.  Lori oversees the day-to-day operations and the team relies on her expertise in client relations.

        Lori currently holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses along with accident and health insurance license.  She lives in Kenner, LA with her husband and has one son and four grandchildren.  She is actively involved in supporting many non-profit organizations and enjoys spending time with her family.

         

        Over 40 Years Experience in the Financial Industry

        • UBS Financial Services, Inc., New Orleans, LA, Wealth Management Associate
        • Smith Barney, New Orleans, LA, Senior Registered Client Service Associate
        • Chase Investment Services, Inc., New Orleans, LA, Registered Client Service Associate
        • Pelican Homestead, First NBC, Bank One, Chase Bank, New Orleans, LA, Teller, Head Teller, Personal Banker, Assistant Branch Manager, Branch Manager

        Qualifications

        • Life & Health Insurance Licensed (Including Long Term Care)
        • Series 7 Licensed
        • Series 63/65 Licensed

        Education

        • St. Mary's Dominican High School, Graduated 1982

              909 Poydras Street
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              New Orleans, LA 70112
            • Colleen Kirkpatrick

              Colleen Kirkpatrick

              Senior Client Associate

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              Colleen is a cum laude graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration specializing in Finance.  Working her way through college as a bank teller, she transitioned into the Advisory and Brokerage Services industry in 1993.  Colleen earned her Series 7 Registration in 1998.  She has grown proficient at prioritizing specific client concerns while managing a multitude of service issues.  Colleen is an extremely well organized, detail oriented individual who builds and nurtures long term relationships.

                    909 Poydras Street
                    Suite 2900
                    New Orleans, LA 70112

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