Navigating the opportunities your wealth presents

You’ve created your wealth through hard work and a desire to provide for your family. Your success may be presenting new questions about what comes next. What does your second act look like? What help would you like to give to your children and grandchildren? What do you worry about?

We are an experienced team of Financial Advisors and skilled support staff, offering independent and tailored guidance backed by the resources of the world’s largest wealth manager. Our team is dedicated to excellent service, clear and timely communication, and holistic advice designed to meet the unique needs of the individuals and institutions we are privileged to serve. From financial planning to risk management to investment performance, we aim to make all aspects of your financial situation work in harmony. Our comprehensive and empathetic approach can help you address uncertainties, face the future with confidence…and simplify your life.

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The proof is in our numbers

$2 billion

Assets under management

30

Years in business as a team

12

Investment professionals on the team


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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 in regular discussions with you and your family and through regular insights communicated through a variety of channels. To this end, our entire team concentrates its efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • Thomas Lips

    Thomas Lips

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Tom focuses on providing sophisticated wealth planning and investment management strategies to affluent individuals, families and small institutions. Tom began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 and joined UBS after its merger with PaineWebber in 2000. He has also worked at Kidder Peabody, which was acquired by PaineWebber in 1995.

    Tom graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in history and received a J.D. from the Harvard Law School. Residents of South Glastonbury, Tom and his wife, Margah, have a daughter, Emily, and a son, Evan. Emily is married and, prior to full-time motherhood, was on the faculty of the Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school. Evan is a journalist in Boston.

    Outside the office, Tom has been active in a number of community activities in New England and Mexico, including: past President and past Director, Hartford Stage Company; Trustee, Watch Hill Chapel; Trustee, the Barberi Endowment of Trinity College; member, past Director and member, World Affairs Council of Connecticut; Trustee Emeritus, Kingswood-Oxford School; Trustee, Opera San Miguel; member and supporter, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

    • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
    • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
      The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021The 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.

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      • Andrew Worthington

        Andrew Worthington, CPWA®, CFP®

        Managing Director–Wealth Management

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        Andrew began his career in financial services in 1985 and joined UBS in 2004. He serves entrepreneurs, professionals, nonprofit institutions and businesses. Andrew receives great satisfaction in knowing a client’s goals and objectives and working with the client to achieve them.

        He is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®), Certified Financial Planner™ professional, holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is licensed to offer insurance. Andrew has a liberal arts degree in mathematics from Colby College in Waterville, ME.

        Andrew is an avid road cyclist and enjoys exercising, soccer, boating and photography. He is a Trustee of the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts and Chair of its Board of Ambassadors, a member and past President of the Estate Business Planning Council of Hartford, the incoming Chair of the Board for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and a past chair of that organization’s Catalyst Endowment Fund. Andrew and his wife, Kathleen have two adult daughters and spend time between Hartford and their home in Stonington.

        • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2022
          The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
        • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 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.

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          • Ashley Martella

            Ashley R. Martella, CFP®, CFA®

            Managing Director–Wealth Management

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            Ashley provides wealth management services for institutional and individual investors. The professionals he serves includes doctors, lawyers and small business owners. In addition, Ashley provides advisory services to nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.

            Ashley focuses on holistic wealth planning, which includes financial planning, investments, tax minimization, insurance and college funding. For institutions, he focuses on strategies that seek to provide clients with ample liquidity and enough flexibility to accomplish their stated objectives, while lowering the likelihood of a funding shortfall.

            Ashley joined UBS in 2005 after several years at Lehman Brothers, where he served as an analyst. He has received the CFA® and CFP® designations. Ashley also holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is licensed to offer insurance. He earned a B.S. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. Ashley serves on the board of the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation of CT, and is also a member of the local UConn Hartford Alumni chapter and the Estate Business Planning Council of Hartford. He and his wife, Laura, live in Southington, CT, with their son, Austin, and daughter, Annabelle.

            • 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.

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              • Paul J. Leeming

                Paul Leeming

                Executive Director

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                Paul joined Long River Wealth Management in January of 2020 as a partner. Paul brings 20 years of Wealth Management experience. For the past 15 years he has been a member of the UBS Chief Investment Office, most recently in the role of Editor in Chief and Head of Product Management in the Americas. Previously he held roles within capital markets and research at Morgan Stanley. Paul looks forward to applying his experience with markets, investment strategy, communication, and wealth management solutions to helping our clients meet their goals.

                Paul holds the series 7, 66, and 24 designations. He also holds degrees in English, economics, and accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut.

                Paul and his wife Julia, an architect, live in Stonington, Connecticut with their daughter and son. Paul is an avid tennis and paddle tennis player and an amateur pianist. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Stonington Historical Society, member of the Vestry of Calvary Church, President of the Board of Governors of the Wadawanuck Club, and past President of the Board of Directors of La Grua Center – all in Stonington.

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                    • Paula M. Johnston

                      Paula Rose

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                      Paula joined UBS and Long River Wealth Management in 1995. Being a part of Long River for more than 26 years has given Paula the opportunity to experience, understand and appreciate all facets of the Team and its roles. She is now a partner and Financial Advisor, managing the group’s day-to-day operations and administration along with portfolio trading. She holds the Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses and is a graduate of Simmons College, Boston, MA, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.

                      Outside of the office, Paula enjoys boating, skiing, traveling and yoga. Staying active is important to her as well as spending time with her family. She and her husband Pete live in Simsbury, CT with their four children Lily, Jack, Julia and Elena.

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                          • Nicole

                            Nicole King

                            Financial Advisor

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                            Nikki joined Long River Wealth Management in 2022 as a Financial Advisor. Prior to joining the team, Nikki was a wealth planning associate with UBS, focusing on creating and delivering financial goal analyses to clients. Before joining UBS in 2020, she held various marketing and business development positions at 3M.

                            Nikki holds her Series 7 and 66 designations. She has an undergraduate degree from Boston University with a focus on business and environmental science and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also an alumna of the Loomis Chafee School. She and her husband Mike live in Madison, CT with their two young sons Miles and Graham. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family at the beach in the summer and skiing in Vermont in the winter.

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