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Private Wealth Management

Experienced. Focused. Customized.

For more than two decades, our team members have advised private company founders, public company executives, and non-profit institutions to reach their goals and scale new peaks.

Our Ultra High Net Worth clients are nationwide leaders of cutting-edge technology enterprises as well as iconic corporations with decades of success. Our relationships span the life cycle: managing a concentrated equity stake, positioning for a liquidity event, and providing solutions after an exit or as an effort to diversify.

What our clients share is a desire to thoughtfully and intelligently manage their wealth and its impact on the next generation and their philanthropic passions. Our mandate is to see their vision, formulate the strategy, and execute the plan.

Our multi-generational team is focused and seasoned with a low client/advisor ratio: our Advisors bring an average of more than 15 years of wealth management experience, our dedicated planning specialist helps navigate trust and estate complexities, and our colleagues aspire to provide compelling investment opportunities and exceptional service.

We are also backed by the global resources of UBS, which is one of the world's largest investment firms with more than $5 trillion of assets under supervision. And you can take comfort in knowing that wealth management is our core business, accounting for 60 percent of the firm's revenue and profit.

Whether you are building a great organization or it is part of your legacy, we would like to learn more about your story and share ours.

  • John F. Hanley

    John F. Hanley, CFA

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Private Wealth Advisor

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    John is a lead adviser for a select number of our clients, bringing more than 20 years of wealth management experience at UBS and Goldman Sachs. He also draws on his previous career as a financial journalist at Reuters News Agency to deliver clear, objective, and analytical advice to our clients. John received a BS in Journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from Duke University. John holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is an Eagle Scout. He is also a Board member of the American Kidney Fund (AKF) where he is Treasurer and Chair of its Finance Committee, overseeing its endowment. With 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, most who don't know it, AKF is the only organization that takes a comprehensive approach to ending this devastating illness. He is also a member of the DC Advisory Council for the U.S. Soccer Foundation, which helps children in underserved communities reach their full potential, improve their well being, and live healthier lives. John holds the Institutional Consultant designation as part of the UBS Institutional Consulting Program for non-profit organizations. John and his wife, Amy, live in Alexandria, VA, with their three daughters. 

      • Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, MBA: 1999 - 2001
      • New York University, Certificate in International Studies: 1990 - 1992
      • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., Journalism: 1985 - 1989
      • Private Wealth Advisor
      • Chartered Financial Analyst®
      • Institutional Consultant, UBS Institutional Consulting Program
      1501 K Street North West
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      Washington, D.C., DC 20005
    • Colin McKay

      Colin McKay

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Private Wealth Advisor

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      Colin manages client relationships with successful entrepreneurs and company founders as a senior member of our team, bringing unique insight and counsel as a former investment banker. He has more than 20 years of financial markets experience that most recently was highlighted by a decade at Goldman Sachs, before joining UBS in 2020. As a Private Wealth Advisor, Colin guides our clients on pre-liquidity planning opportunities and manages their multi-asset class investment portfolios. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Colin was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Piper Jaffray in San Francisco where he advised technology company executive teams and Boards on capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. Colin received his BA in History from the University of Virginia and his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Colin lives in Chevy Chase, MD, with his wife and four children.

        • University of Virginia, B.A., History: 1990 - 1994
        • Dartmouth College, The Tuck School of Business, MBA: 1998 - 2000
        • Private Wealth Advisor
        1501 K Street North West
        Suite 1100
        Washington, D.C., DC 20005
      • Francis

        Michael Francis

        Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

        Private Wealth Advisor

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        Michael is a senior leader on our team with responsibility for managing client relationships. His military background and business experience have proven valuable in advising entrepreneurs and founders on navigating growth initiatives and reaching their objectives. He joined UBS in 2020 after a decade at Goldman Sachs advising entrepreneurs, wealthy families and institutions on investing, risk management, and capital markets. Michael graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy and spent five years as a naval officer aboard the USS Elrod (FFG 55) deploying to the eastern Mediterranean, and as Force logistics officer at Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three in San Diego. After his naval service, Michael worked for the senior management team of Accredited in sales and capital markets before earning an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business.

          • United States Naval Academy, Graduated with Merit: 1995 - 1999
          • UCLA, Anderson School of Management, MBA: 2007 - 2009
          • Private Wealth Advisor
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        • Karlyn Wright

          Karlyn J. Wright

          Director

          Wealth Planning Specialist

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          Karlyn coordinates all key planning considerations for our clients and helps manage that process with their accountants and attorneys and our Private Wealth Advisors. This unique and critically important approach results in an integrated and streamlined experience, while drawing on the broad and deep resources of UBS. Karlyn helps our clients maximize tax efficiency as they accomplish their financial goals. Her advice is focused on estate and gift tax planning, income tax planning, pre-transaction planning, philanthropy, and asset protection. Prior to joining UBS, Karlyn was a Vice President in the Goldman Sachs Family Office – Wealth Advisory Services. She began her career providing comprehensive tax advice to high-net-worth clients as a Director in the Personal Financial Services group at PwC. Karlyn earned a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law and a BA from Lafayette College in Government & Law and Economics & Business. At Lafayette, she was a four-year starter and two-time captain of the Women’s Softball Team. Karlyn and her husband, Bob, live outside Philadelphia with their three children.

            • Lafayette College, B.A., Government and Law, Economics and Business: 1992 - 1996
            • Rutgers Law School, JD: 1997 - 2000
            • Wealth Planning Specialist
            1501 K Street North West
            Suite 1100
            Washington, D.C., DC 20005
          • Louis McCabe

            Louis McCabe

            Associate Director

            Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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            Louis spearheads client portfolio management for the team, including asset allocation, manager selection for public and private markets, and robust quantitative analysis. Armed with his comprehensive training at PwC and at Goldman Sachs, Louis joined UBS Private Wealth Management in 2020. Previously, Louis was an Associate in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs where he advised high-net worth family groups, foundations and endowments on portfolio construction and investment implementation. Louis began his career in public accounting at PwC after receiving his BS in Economics and Finance from George Washington University.

              • George Washington University, B.S., Economics and Finance: 2011 - 2015
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                San Francisco, CA 94104
              • Jamie Meade

                Jamie Meade

                Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                Jamie manages daily oversight and investment management of client relationships for the team and is instrumental in the asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio construction. Jamie joined UBS in 2020 after graduating with distinction from Colby College where he earned his BA in Economics with a concentration in financial markets. While at Colby, Jamie was a member of the lacrosse team, an economics tutor, and a member of the student investment association. He completed the Business Bridge Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and interned at an institutional investment consulting firm where he worked closely with large foundations and endowments.

                  • Colby College, B.A., Economics - Financial Market Concentration: 2016 - 2020
                  • Dartmouth College, The Tuck School of Business, Business Bridge Program: 2019
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                  • Jack O'Connor

                    Jack O'Connor

                    Client Associate

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                      Our clients rely on Jack for all service, operational, and administrative issues as he coordinates with the rest of the team and the firm's PWM service specialists. Jack's previous role in supporting all UBS teams in the Washington, DC, office as a central resource instilled the essential skills. Jack joined UBS in 2021 as a Branch Service Associate and Tech Liaison where he fulfilled operational and administrative duties for wealth management teams across the Mid-Atlantic market. Jack attended the University of Maryland where he studied finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also worked as a Data Analyst for Pro Football Focus, a company that provides cutting-edge statistical analysis to all 32 NFL franchises, 102 Division I programs, ESPN, and NBC. 

                        • University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, B.S., Finance: 2017 - 2021
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                          Charlotte Von Claparede-Crola

                          Client Associate

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                          Charlotte provides experienced leadership for our client engagement by overseeing daily operations, administration, and service. She provides individual, proactive communication with our clients and acts as a liaison with our Advisors and the broader UBS resources. Her focus is on constantly trying to improve the client experience. Charlotte originally joined UBS in 2021 and has been a Client Service Associate since 2017. She previously worked at Morgan Stanley and Janney Montgomery Scott. Charlotte graduated from Hollins University in 2016 and is fluent in German and French.

                            • Hollins University, BA: 2016
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                            Advanced Planning

                            Advanced Planning

                            Portfolio Advisory Group

                            Portfolio Advisory Group

                            • Work with us to interview and select the investment banker that works best for you
                            • Finalize your exit plan and focus on getting the best deal for the sale
                            • Coordinate with your investment banker who can help create competitive tension among prospective buyers and meet with potential acquirers, review offers and negotiate the sale
                            • When appropriate, prepare employees and managers for the transition
                            • Think about what’s  next for you and your future, after the sale
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                            The Advanced Planning Group consists of former practicing estate planning and tax attorneys who provide comprehensive planning and sophisticated advice and education to UHNW UBS clients. The team also serves as a think tank for the firm, providing thought leadership insight and creating robust intellectual capital on estate planning, tax, and related topics of interest to UHNW families.

                            Specialists intensely focused on constructing customized investment portfolios to help address your specific needs. The team’s hallmarks include sophisticated quantitative analysis, research-driven asset allocation and tailored portfolio construction advice.

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                            Your company’s success depends on attracting and retaining key talent. Everyone can flourish in a workplace where employees feel rewarded and want to stay. Together, we can help you create a truly rewarding workplace across a range of solutions.

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