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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 surfing, tennis, fitness and golf. He lives in Mission Hills with his wife Greta, children Era & Mac, and their two French Bulldogs, Louie & Teddy. 

    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
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst
    • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
    • Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant
    • San Diego Tesla Club - President
    • 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
      • 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

        Affiliations

        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

        Director

        Equity & ETF Specialist

      '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.

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      48+

      Collective years of experience

      120

      Client relationships


      Backed by the strength of UBS

      A global leader in wealth management

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      UBS is a world-leading wealth manager

      $2.8 trillion

      In invested assets globally 
      As of 06/30/2022

      51 countries

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