Your evolving business

Comprehensive wealth management for business owners


If you’re like most business owners and entrepreneurs, a substantial portion of your family wealth is invested in your company. This comes with its own unique challenges. We bring an experienced perspective and level of understanding of the complex opportunities and challenges that come at each stage of the business life cycle. Are you optimizing the value of your company—and potentially your next venture? Our involvement in the very early stages of your business planning can add important insight into helping you build, grow and exit strategically.

We're Experts at Helping Business Owners

We Can Facilitate and Help Get the Capital You Need to Grow Your Business

- We leverage the vast capabilities of UBS and our strategic partners to access the capital needed to unleash business growth
- Whether it is through capital raises, debt financing, commercial real estate lending, or personal loans, we know how to cut through the noise to find the funds you need for your business

We Offer an Extensive Suite of Corporate Services & Employee Benefits

- Cash management services to earn higher returns on cash holdings in this low interest rate environment
- Corporate retirement plans (e.g. 401(k), defined benefit, deferred comp)
- Equity compensation plans
- Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)
- Buy-sell agreements
- And other essential services

We Are Certified Exit Planning Advisors

- As Certified Exit Planning Advisors®, we have the resources to provide valuations, maximize enterprise value, and execute the transaction
- We leverage UBS' Investment Bank, along with our network of tax, legal, and boutique investment banking partners to learn what is most important for you in an exit
- We work with you personally and financially to prepare you for an exit on your terms and for life after the sale by performing extensive Liquidity Planning, so you keep as much of the proceeds as possible

Our Wealth Management Process is Specifically Designed for Entrepreneurs

- Using our Wealth Management Process, we work with you to clearly define your personal and financial goals, to build a comprehensive financial plan
- During plan implementation, we create a tailored investment portfolio for you – not a cookie-cutter model portfolio – to make sure you have the confidence your investments are aligned with your short, intermediate, and long-term legacy goals

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    Luke Ervin, CIMA®, CEPA

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • FL
    • GA
    • ID
    • IL
    • MA
    • MO
    • NC
    • ND
    • NJ
    • NM
    • NV
    • NY
    • OK
    • PA
    • SC
    • TX
    • WA
    • WY

    Luke oversees the financial affairs for a select group of business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, professionals and their families around San Diego. For nearly 20 years, Luke has focused on helping clients achieve their financial goals through a comprehensive and holistic wealth management process.

    Luke has an expansive range of experience in wealth management, beginning his career at Smith Barney, he has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA®) designations. Luke is passionate about assisting others through life's numerous financial stages; helping his clients formalize a plan for their legacy and supporting them toward the realization of their goals, through a disciplined and tested approach. Outside of the office, Luke enjoys tennis, boxing, fitness and surfing. He lives in Mission Hills with his wife Greta, children Era & Mac, and their three French Bulldogs and cat.  

    Luke's specialties include:   

    • Financial & retirement planning
    • Customized portfolio management
    • Lending and insurance strategies
    • Guiding business owners by leveraging UBS’ resources and collaborating with other business advisors to drive growth and plan for a successful exit, as well as offering employee benefits and cash management services
    • Equity compensation planning for corporate executives, including hedging, monetization and lending strategies on concentrated stock positions
    • Tailored wealth management solutions for medical & legal professionals

    Luke's accomplishments and community leadership experience include:

    • Five Star Wealth Managers - 2012
    • American Corporate Partners - Mentor
    • La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club - Board Member
    • La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Foundation - Treasurer
    • Entrepreneurs Organization San Diego Sponsor
    • Appalachian State University - Southern California Chapter President
    • Mind Treasures - Board Member

        • Wealth Advisor
        • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
        • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
        • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
        12220 El Camino Real
        Suite 400
        San Diego, CA 92130
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        Annette Farrell

        Client Associate

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        • CA
        • NV

        Annette Farrell joined UBS in June 2015 following her move to the Inland Empire from Los Angeles. She has a 25 year career in the financial brokerage industry, where she began with the regional institutional firm of Hanifen, Imhoff Inc. while living in Denver. She has worked with municipal and institutional brokers as well as retail brokerage firms from Prudential Securities to Deutsche Bank. Annette brings a strong sense of teamwork and administrative guidance to the group and is ready to assist clients with a can-do attitude. Annette completed her degree at California State University Northridge and has her Series 7, Series 63, 66 and her CA Insurance License.

        In her free time, Annette enjoys spending time with her husband Ken, a hotrod enthusiast, as well as sailing to and from Catalina on their 42 foot sailboat docked in Marina Del Rey.



              12220 El Camino Real
              Suite 400
              San Diego, CA 92130
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              Dani Slavcheva

              Wealth Strategy Associate

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                Dani has 10 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a CFA charterholder.  Prior to joining UBS, Dani has worked in the areas of M&A and strategy partnerships at American Express in New York City, valuation and transaction advisory services at Ernst & Young and Deloitte in Dallas, Texas.  She has an MBA degree with a Finance concentration and an MA degree in Applied Economics, both from Southern Methodist University.  Dani completed her undergraduate studies at the American University in Bulgaria.


                Dani lives in Carmel Valley with her husband and their three very energetic kids (2 boys and a girl).  She enjoys domestic and international travel and various outdoor activities with her family.  Outside of work and family, Dani likes to figure skate and volunteer at the local school and the Bulgarian Education and Cultural Foundation in San Diego.

                      12220 El Camino Real
                      Suite 400
                      San Diego, CA 92130
                    • Lisa Snyder

                      Lisa Snyder

                      Executive Director

                      Wealth Planning Strategist

                      Current role and areas of expertise

                      Lisa is a Wealth Planning Strategist for the West Division. In this capacity, Lisa is responsible for providing Financial Advisors and their high net worth clients with unbiased, product neutral, advanced planning strategies, design and implementation. As an advanced financial planner, she provides expertise in the following areas:

                      Estate and multi-generational planning
                      Retirement income and cash flow analysis
                      Business continuity and succession planning
                      Retirement plans and employee benefits
                      Risk and liability management planning
                      Charitable giving strategies
                      Executive compensation and benefit strategies

                      Professional history

                      Lisa is a former estate planning attorney with more than twenty years of experience in financial services. Her focus has been helping clients successfully plan for wealth preservation, estate transition, philanthropy and generational prosperity. She has also been a featured speaker at national conferences and regional events, including Hawaii Tax Institute and Delaware Bankers Trust Conference. Prior to UBS, Lisa was Chief Learning Officer at the Institute for Preparing Heirs and Legacy Strategist at First Republic Bank.

                      Education and personal information

                      Lisa has a Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University Honors Tutorial College. Lisa and her wife, Kimberlee, reside in Los Angeles. They love the Dodgers, a good road trip and the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl. Lisa also enjoys Stephen King novels, 70’s music and a perfectly brewed iced tea.
                    • Daniel Furey

                      Executive Director

                      Alternative Investments

                      Daniel Furey is an Executive Director with UBS where he oversees Alternative Investments Distribution for the Western Region.

                      Professional History

                      Daniel was recently a Principal at Craton Equity Partners, a late stage Venture Capital Growth Private Equity Fund focused on Cleantech-Sustainable investments. While there he was responsible for various aspects of fund operations focusing primarily on investor relations globally. Prior to that Daniel was responsible for client relationship management and business development at Strategic Value Partners (SVP), a multi-billion dollar distressed debt manager in Greenwich, Connecticut. Prior to re-joining UBS he was also a Director with Merrill Lynch’s institutional relationship management team within their Investment Bank. Daniel has also worked for the UBS Private Bank in Zurich, Switzerland as well as UBS Brinson Partners in New York & Chicago.

                      Education Daniel earned a BA in Economics from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

                      Licenses and Certifications

                      Series 7, Series 63 & Series 65


                      He proudly served with distinction as a United States Marine.

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                      Casey Verst

                      Executive Director

                      Senior Wealth Strategy Consultant

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                      Howard Shore


                      Equity & ETF Specialist

                    • Kevin

                      Kevin Dallahan


                      Senior Wealth Management Banker

                      Prior to joining UBS, Kevin managed the LA territory as a Regional Banking Manager for Charles Schwab. Kevin holds a B.S. in Management and M.S. in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University.

                      As a Senior Wealth Management Banker, Kevin provides expertise in Mortgages, Securities Backed Lending, Commercial Real Estate as well as credit cards. Kevin can also assist with student loan refinancing, small business lending, asset-based lending as well as art, aircraft and yacht financing.

                      He holds several active licenses including the Series 7, 63 and NMLS mortgage license.

                      Kevin and his wife live in Los Angeles with their 2 sons.
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                      Jennifer Neeley

                      Wealth Planning Associate

                    'Our mission is to help you achieve yours'

                    Advice for business owners and entrepreneurs

                    Advice for business owners and entrepreneurs

                    Business transition and succession planning

                    Business transition and succession planning

                    Tailored lending and cash management

                    Tailored lending and cash management

                    Selling your business: Proceed with passion

                    UBS Business Transition Services can help unlock the possibilities

                    Too many business owners don't plan in advance for when they’re ready to exit. We can provide guidance, along with UBS Business Transition Services, to help you prepare early for the transition and what comes next.



                    Collective years of experience


                    Client relationships

                    Backed by the strength of UBS

                    A global leader in wealth management

                    Global leader

                    UBS is a world-leading wealth manager

                    $2.8 trillion

                    In invested assets globally 
                    As of 06/30/2022

                    51 countries

                    Our global footprint