Financial planning and beyond

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By understanding what’s most important to you, we can organize your financial life to help make sure your short-term needs don't cloud your long-term goals. We provide a structure so you clearly understand where your money is, and why. The plan we create together can help you stay focused at each stage of life, today, tomorrow and for future generations.

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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. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • Mark-Specker

    Mark Specker

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    • AK
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    • DE
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    • GA
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    • LA
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    • ME
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    Mark Specker, CFA has over 20 years of finance experience providing advice and financial guidance to families, institutions and professional investors.

    Mark leads the team's portfolio management practice, and brings the perspective of an experienced institutional analyst, investment banker and financial adviser to the wide range of saving, investing and planning choices available to wealthy households.

    Mark began his financial service career in 1997 following ten years as program director at Gartner, a technology consulting firm. Mark was a managing director and head of large-cap technology research at SoundView, an investment bank, for seven years. During this time, Mark was a publishing stock analyst and was frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, National Public Radio and other media. He then joined WR Hambrecht as managing director, capital markets, and left after three years to be global head of Thomson Reuters proprietary research.

    Mark and his wife, Kristi, and two children live in Minneapolis. He has an AB from Columbia University in New York City.

      • Columbia University , AB
      • Chartered Financial Analyst®
      • Portfolio Manager
      681 East Lake Street
      Wayzata, MN 55391
    • Douglas-Kottke

      Douglas Kottke

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      • AK
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      • CA
      • CO
      • DE
      • FL
      • IA
      • IL
      • KY
      • LA
      • MA
      • ME
      • MI
      • MN
      • MS
      • NC
      • NJ
      • NV
      • NY
      • OK
      • OR
      • PA
      • SD
      • TX
      • VA
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      • VT
      • WA
      • WI

      Doug Kottke leads the team's financial planning practice, and has more than 15 years of financial services experience.  By collaborating with each client's legal and accounting advisors, Doug develops custimized investment planning and estate planning strategies.

      After graduating with a B.A. from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., Doug went on to receive a J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. He also holds Series 7, 31, 63, 65 and insurance professional licenses.

      When he’s not working, Doug enjoys golfing and spending time at their family cabin. He and his wife, Jessica, live in St. Paul with their four children.

        • Saint Olaf College, B.A.
          681 East Lake Street
          Wayzata, MN 55391
        • Nicole-Hiller

          Nicole Hiller

          Senior Client Associate

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          • IA
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          • KY
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          • NY
          • OR
          • PA
          • SD
          • TN
          • TX
          • VI
          • WA
          • WI

          Nicole leads the team's administrative management, client support and marketing functions. Nicole has significant financial services experience in institutional and wealth management settings and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses, as well as life, accident and health insurance license. Prior to UBS, Nicole was with Wells Capital Management providing trading support and coordination for an institutional sales team. Nicole and her husband, Steve live in Eden Prairie, Minn with their two children.

          She earned her BS degree in business and marketing from St. Mary's University of Minnesota.

            • St. Mary's University of Minnesota, B.S. in Business and Marketing
              681 East Lake Street
              Wayzata, MN 55391
            • Alyssa-Bell

              Alyssa Marie Bell

              Senior Client Associate

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              • GA
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              • MA
              • MD
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              • NJ
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              • WI

              Alyssa handles day to day client inquiries and operations.  Alyssa is an experienced financial administrator.  She is a registered representative and holds Series 7, Series 63, Series 65, and Series 9/10 securities licenses, as well as life, accident, and health licenses. Prior to UBS she was a financial advisor for another financial services firm.

              Alyssa grew up in the Twin Cities and currently resides in Crystal with her husband Matt.

              She has a BA from Baylor University.

                • Baylor University, BA
                  681 East Lake Street
                  Wayzata, MN 55391

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