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Connection. We put you and your needs first. Clarity. We help uncover new truths about your financial picture. Confidence. We build trust through financial advocacy. Collaboration. Our entire team is taking this journey with you. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions regarding your money so that you can spend more time with your family and friends, doing the things that you enjoy doing and achieving everything that is most important to you.

Andrew "Andy" McGee

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Andrew (Andy) McGee is a Senior Vice President-Wealth Management and Senior Portfolio Manager with the MainStreet Wealth Management Group at UBS. Prior to joining UBS in 2002, Andy spent 5 years in the energy industry at Halliburton.

Andy’s experience spans two decades where his focus has been financial planning for successful families, as well as Business Succussion Planning.  Andy believes in a straightforward approach so that clients can clearly understand the reasoning behind the team’s recommendations.  He personally meets with every client regularly to review goals, discuss markets, and explain the impact any current volatility may have on investments.  Andy is committed to providing clients with the understanding they need to instill confidence in their financial future.

Andy currently lives in Magnolia, Texas with his wife Paige and twin daughters Baylee and Mollie.    

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration/Finance from San Houston State University.

 

 

 


Licenses: Series 3, 7, 66 and Insurance

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OK
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • San Houston State University, Bachelor of Business Administration/Finance

Credentials

  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • Senior Portfolio Manager

Our advice is comprehensive. We help diverse clients in a broad range of areas, including:

Financial planning
Investing
Custom portfolios
Alternative investments
Exit planning
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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John Carolyn

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

John Carolyn is a Senior Vice President—Wealth Management and Senior Portfolio Manager with MainStreet Wealth Management Group at UBS. John joined UBS in February of 2002. Since that time John has helped clients successfully navigate through some of the toughest markets that investors had seen in decades. Client's of MainStreet Wealth Management Group have benefited from John's experience in helping them make informed decisions with their money through the Tech-Bubble in the early 2000s, the Financial Crisis of 2008-2009, the European Debt Crisis in 2011 and the Energy Crash of 2014-2015.

John is a native Texan and lives in the Meyerland area with his wife Natalie, his son John Dennis and his daughter Libby Grace.

Graduate of New Mexico State University
Licenses: Series 7, 66 and Insurance

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OK
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • 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.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • New Mexico State University

Credentials

  • Senior Portfolio Manager

Our advice is comprehensive. We help diverse clients in a broad range of areas, including:

Financial planning
Legacy planning
Estate planning strategies
Custom portfolios
Business owners
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Mark Lopez

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Mark Lopez is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional.  He joined UBS in 2011 three years after winning the silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games in Taekwondo. As a martial artist, Mark lives by the qualities of integrity, discipline and excellence and applies them to his day to day dealings with the clients he serves. His idea of success as a financial advisor is to fully understand the client, hand carry them in accomplishing their financial goals and exceeding their expectations.

Mark was raised in Sugar Land, Texas where he currently resides with his beautiful wife, Dagmar.

Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the University of St. Thomas
Licenses: Series 7, 66 and Insurance

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OK
  • PR
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes America’s Top Next-Gen (Generation) Wealth Advisors, 2017The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually between June and September based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes America’s Top Next-Gen (Generation) Wealth Advisors Best-in-State, 2018, 2019The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually between June and September based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Education

  • University of St. Thomas, Business Degree in Finance

Credentials

  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • Portfolio Manager

Our advice is comprehensive. We help diverse clients in a broad range of areas, including:

Financial planning
Asset allocation
Legacy planning
Women investors
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Lori Vorwerk

Associate Director

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

Lori Vorwerk is a Senior Wealth Strategy Associate who joined the UBS MainStreet Wealth Management group in May 2020. Prior to that she was a Supervisory Officer at UBS for the South Texas Market.  Lori believes that developing meaningful long term relationships is the most rewarding part of being in the financial industry. Lori says that a good day for her is consistently exceeding client expectations.  

Lori's career began in 1980 on the municipal bond trading desk of Rotan Mosle where she eventually rose to head the Unit Trust and Mutual Fund departments.  In 2008, Lori joined Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in downtown Houston where she earned her supervisory licenses. 

Lori holds a B.A. in Telecommunications from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She is married with two daughters, age 20 and 19.  The family resides in West Houston and enjoys beach vacations, all things Disney, a little amateur hiking and ghost hunting.

Licenses:  Series 7, 66, 9, 10 and Texas Insurance.

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WY

Education

  • Indiana University, B.A. in Telecommunications
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Cynthia Heiser

Team Administrator

Cynthia "Cindy" Heiser is the Team Administrator and Senior Client Service Associate for MainStreet Wealth Management Group at UBS.  Cindy began her career in the financial service industry in 1987 with Rotan Mosle.  Cindy initially worked in the Operations Dept. then later transitioned to be a  Client Service Associate.  Cindy enjoys working with clients and their family to build long lasting relationships. 

Cindy is a native Houstonian and resides in Katy with her husband Marc.  They have 4 adult children and 4 grandkids ranging from 2 to 9 years old.  When Cindy is not working she likes to spend time with the grandkids outdoors fishing and kayaking at the beach.

Licenses:  Series 7, 63 and 66

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • MD
  • MI
  • MS
  • MT
  • NM
  • NY
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WY
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Donald "Don" Atherton

First Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Don is passionate about making a positive impact on the financial wellbeing of American Workers and believes that effective employer sponsored plans help employers hire and retire business critical employees.

Don is committed to helping employers and individuals define and achieve their business or personal goals.  He listens carefully to clients, which helps him to clearly understand the client’s objectives. "With the end in mind", Don is skilled in developing a solution, identifying the resources needed and delivering subject matter experts requisite in achieving true client success. With decades of experience, Don leverages the global resources of UBS and his MainStreet Wealth Management Group partners to provide client focused outcomes to business owners, executives, and high net worth investors.

Don earned a BBA in Finance from The University of Houston and a MBA from the University of St. Thomas.  He has achieved numerous industry designations including Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®), and Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®). An engaging speaker, Don has spoken at numerous conferences held by the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).   

In his leisure time he and his wife, Caroline, enjoy traveling, spending time with their adult children and walking their dog Tucker.

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CA
  • CO
  • CO
  • DE
  • FL
  • FL
  • GA
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • LA
  • MA
  • MA
  • MD
  • MD
  • MI
  • MI
  • MN
  • MN
  • MS
  • MS
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OK
  • OK
  • PA
  • PA
  • TX
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VA
  • WA

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 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.
  • PLANADVISER Top Retirement Plan Advisers, 2023The PLANADVISOR rating is awarded in Q1 based on information from Q1 of the award year.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Credentials

  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Our advice is comprehensive. We help diverse clients in a broad range of areas, including:

401(k) plan services
Retirement Plan consulting
Exit planning
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Sara Babazadeh

Financial Advisor

Sara began her financial career at Mid-Continent Companies, Ltd, in 2017.  She managed over $400 million in assets for thirty retirement plans.  Sara joined UBS Financial Services in August of 2021 as a financial advisor and 401K specialist.

Sara’s passion is analysis of financial data with keen focus on building client investment portfolios. Her strong interpersonal skills combined with her vast knowledge blend to help provide clients with confidence and comfort regarding their investment plan.   

Fluent in English and Farsi, Sara holds an MBA from the Swiss UMEF University in Geneva, Switzerland and a Master of Science in Finance from the University of St. Thomas In Houston, Texas.    
She lives in the Memorial area of Houston and in her free time enjoys outdoor activities and yoga. 

CIMA, C(K)P

 

Registered States:
  • AR
  • CA
  • CO
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IN
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • MS
  • NC
  • NY
  • OK
  • PA
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 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.

Eligibility is based on quantitative factors and is not necessarily related to the quality of the investment advice. For more information on third party rating methodologies, please visit ubs.com/us/en/designation-disclosures

Credentials

  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • Certified 401(k) Professional
  • Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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Norma "Irene" Portugal

Client Associate

Irene Portugal is a Client Service Associate who relocated from El Paso, Texas to join the MainStreet Wealth Management Group in 2019. She gained her administrative expertise through 17 years of business management, and 13 years in the mortgage industry. 

Irene enjoys the daily interaction she has with clients and takes satisfaction in knowing each client personally.  She believes this is key to not only meeting a client’s needs, but anticipating them.

Irene lives on the west side of Houston, and still being somewhat new to the city, has fun exploring Houston and surrounding areas.  She enjoys museums, walking trails, and trying new restaurants. She also loves the occasional trip to Puerto Vallarta!  She has a son, Cameron, who lives in Dallas and is a recent graduate of Trinity University.  Her daughter, Hunter, relocated last year to Spring.

A native Texan, Irene holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. 

 

 

Education

  • University of Texas El Paso, Bachelor of Business in Marketing
98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Suite 600
Austin, TX 78701

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Corley "Lindy" Spears

First Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • LA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MS
  • MT
  • NM
  • NY
  • OK
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WY
750 Town and Country Blvd
Suite 400
Houston, TX 77024

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