Senior Vice President–Wealth Management
Before embarking on my financial services career as the new century dawned, I spent several years working for a privately-held industrial company led by a dynamic CEO and management team –which gave me a birds-eye view of the hopes and dreams, challenges and opportunities of a special breed – namely the entrepreneurs who would become the driving focus and passion of our financial business at UBS.
From my days on the client side, to my years at Merrill-Lynch, McDonald Investments and now UBS, I have focused on meeting a need that too often goes unmet in my profession – a need that transcends simply providing routine asset allocation and portfolio management. That’s why; I never begin by focusing on the numbers. Rather I take the time to truly understand their businesses, to learn what gets them going in the morning and, just as importantly, what keeps them up at night.
In so doing, I can secure the insights to help them better pursue both their financial and personal aspirations. I can shape a plan focused on retirement income for them and their employees. I can help them create sustainable structures for educational funding, charitable giving and estate planning. And I can help them access credit to expand their business, purchase a home, or care for a loved one.
I earned my bachelor's degree in business from Bowling Green State University and where I met my wife, Teresa. It was at Bowling Green that I learned the value of giving back having served there in several capacities. I continue that tradition on the boards of the Mayo Society of Cleveland, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, the Irish American Charitable Foundation, and Prayers from Maria. My wife and I live in Westlake with our 3 children.
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Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
I have spent half my life in financial wealth management, but the first and most important lesson I learned about the business came from watching my dad at work as a young girl: it's all about relationships. What he taught me was a unique ability to foster genuine and meaningful connections. It's been a cornerstone of my professional and personal development, leading me in my current role with Hardy Wealth Partners.
If you have read Sean's bio you know that he spent several years working for a privately-held industrial company; a company my dad managed. He hired Sean out of college so we have known each other for almost 30 years. That connection expanded my world into financial services and set me on a path to work from the ground up, and in the process, discovering how the best businesses in our industry are run. I have held several roles at the firm ranging from client service and planning to compliance and management which make me uniquely positioned to bring both experience and knowledge together as we build our business.
Understanding the families we serve and helping them build their dreams and opportunities in their personal and professional lives is at the core of what we do. Recognizing their vision. Valuing their perspective. Making connections. Focusing on what drives them. What inspires me to serve our clients is witnessing their commitment to serving their families, their business and their community.
I earned my bachelor's degree in business administration from Kent State University. I am a member of the ASPCA and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. I reside in Phoenix, Arizona with Kevin and our dog Murphy.