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Ladner Franz Group has delivered a distinctive, plan-based wealth management client experience to entrepreneurs, key executives and private investors for over two decades. In practice, our Team takes an entrepreneurial path and works closely with internal experts and analysts, as well as third-party resources, to provide a comprehensive, personalized suite of solutions dedicated to our clients, acting as a Personal CFO.

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Defining your priorities. Pursuing what matters.

Our experience and structured planning process drives a comprehensive financial plan and customized investment strategies. Depending on where you are in your life and the priorities that matter most, our planning conversations may focus on liquidity management, your cash flow needs, asset replacement solutions such as insurance, estate planning strategies, or tax and legal structures such as trusts and philanthropic vehicles.

How we work

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What we do

What we do

Business transition and succession planning

Business transition and succession planning

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We are here to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. We concentrate on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service. You can rely on our personalized advice, first-class solutions, and extensive wealth management experience.

  • Jason Ladner

    Jason Ladner, CIMA, CRPC

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Senior Portfolio Manager

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    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • FL
    • GA
    • IL
    • MD
    • MI
    • MO
    • MT
    • NY
    • OR
    • SC
    • TX
    • VA
    • WA

    I've structured capital strategies for entrepreneurs, key executives, and affluent families for over two decades. After joining Merrill Lynch in 1999 and defining a Personal CFO approach to wealth management, I transitioned Ladner Franz Group to UBS in 2012 to enhance this offering. As Senior Vice President-Wealth Management and Senior Portfolio Manager, I direct wealth planning services, credit and lending strategies, and tactical, risk-managed, and income-focused portfolio solutions for my Group's wealth management clients.

    I hold a Certified Investment Management Analyst designation (CIMA®) offered by Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, with the Investment Management Consultants Association, and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation (CRPC®) offered by the College for Financial Planning. I earned my Bachelor of Science from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University after relocating to Phoenix from Chicago in 1994.          

        • Senior Portfolio Manager
        • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
        • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠
        2575 East Camelback Road
        Suite 900
        Phoenix, AZ 85016
      • Eric V. Franz

        Eric Franz, CEPA

        Account Vice President

        Certified Exit Planning Advisor

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        • AZ
        • CA
        • CO
        • FL
        • GA
        • MD
        • MI
        • OR
        • TX
        • VA
        • WA

        As co-head of Ladner Franz Group, I design and execute innovative business exit, wealth planning, and credit strategies, while leveraging both internal and third-party intellectual capital. My aim is to deliver an objective Personal CFO viewpoint to my Group's wealth management clients. Prior to joining Ladner Franz Group with Merrill Lynch in 2009, I served in operational roles as Division President for two of the largest homebuilders in the U.S., and as Vice-President and Controller for an S&P and Fortune 500 company. As a product of the knowledge and experience gained through my 20+ year career in homebuilding, I understand personally the unique and complex financial needs of owners, entrepreneurs, and key executives.

        I'm an active member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (tax advice not provided), and hold a Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation (CEPA®) offered by the Exit Planning Institute. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting from California State University-Dominguez Hills prior to relocating to Phoenix from Southern California in 1988.

            • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
            • Wealth Advisor
            2575 East Camelback Road
            Suite 900
            Phoenix, AZ 85016
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            Debbie Fierro

            Client Associate

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              As the head of operations for Ladner Franz Group, I'm an operational cornerstone and administrative liaison with constant focus on providing the highest level of service to our Group's wealth management clients. My work is thoughtfully coordinated with our team's distinctive wealth planning approach.

                    2575 East Camelback Road
                    Suite 900
                    Phoenix, AZ 85016

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