Experience. Integrity. Excellence.

Private Wealth Management

MLM Partners

Our team focuses on tailored solutions to help family offices, successful families and individuals meet their long-term objectives. With your unique goals and expectations in mind, we ensure that you get highly personalized support and guidance, customized to your needs. Whether you need to structure complex financing, pave the way for a business exit or address intergenerational estate planning issues, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you meet these challenges, drawing on UBS’s broad and deep capabilities and intellectual capital to bring the right solutions to you.

Headquartered in Atlanta and focused on the Southeast region, our team is led by three seasoned professionals—John McColskey, Steve May and Jeff Lewis—who bring their combined 75 years of experience to each relationship. You can feel confident that we understand the opportunities and challenges that come with substantial wealth, and are wholly dedicated to working with you to help realize your unique vision for your wealth, your family and your legacy.

We serve individuals and families through a consistent and proactive approach that leverages the full range of UBS businesses and resources worldwide.

- John Mathews Head, Ultra High Net Worth Americas

Private Wealth Advisors

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    Jeff Lewis

    Managing Director–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Jeff, a cofounder of MLM Partners, acts as the team’s chief investment officer, accessing the entirety of the firm’s capabilities to help oversee investment portfolios. Working closely with the team’s roster of clients, Jeff brings his investment acumen and nearly two decades of experience in private banking and investment management to help guide and advise family offices, ultra high net worth families and successful individuals with targeted, innovative investment solutions.

    Prior to joining UBS, Jeff was responsible for J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s investment practice in the Southeast. There, he oversaw a team of investment professionals who provided advice on a wide range of issues, from portfolio construction to asset allocation and manager selection.

    Education and designations

    • B.B.A., Goizueta Business School at Emory University
    • Series 7, 9/10, 63 and 66 securities licenses

    Life

    • Jeff serves on the board of directors of the Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance, financial and otherwise, to food service workers.
    • In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, Amy, and their Samoyed named Sammie.

      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

          3280 Peachtree Road NE
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          Steve May

          Managing Director–Wealth Management

          Financial Advisor

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          Steve, one of the team’s cofounders, actively works with MLM Partners’ clients to advise them on all facets of their financial lives. Drawing on his experience in tax and wealth planning, he helps families solve complex problems and works with them to find creative solutions to achieve their objectives. Understanding that each client relationship is unique, Steve enjoys learning about their path to wealth creation, and then assisting each family in managing wealth for generations to come.

          Steve’s experience includes serving as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where he advised ultra high net worth families. Prior to working at J.P. Morgan, as a Senior Vice President at Wachovia Bank, Steve helped create and manage the Financial and Estate Planning Group. He began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen in Atlanta, where he was part of the Family Wealth Planning group. Steve has also served as an adjunct professor of estate planning at Oglethorpe University.

          Education and designations

          • B.S., accounting, Florida State University
          • M.P.A., professional accounting, The University of Texas at Austin
          • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses

          Life

          • Steve is involved with his alma mater, Florida State University, having served on the College of Business Board of Governors, and is an active member of Atlanta’s Peachtree Presbyterian Church.
          • Steve and his wife, Hillary, have three children.

            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

                3280 Peachtree Road NE
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                John McColskey

                Managing Director–Wealth Management

                Financial Advisor

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                John, who cofounded MLM Partners in 2020, takes a lead role in delivering UBS’s investment, wealth transfer, credit and philanthropic services to the team’s select roster of clients, including family offices and ultra high net worth families and individuals. One of the team’s senior partners, he is passionate about providing customized guidance to clients and helping them pursue their most important goals. John works to provide solutions to the complex issues that often accompany substantial wealth, from delivering holistic balance sheet management to helping families make thoughtful generational decisions.

                John brings decades of experience advising wealthy multigenerational families, individuals and institutions. Prior to joining UBS, John was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Atlanta office. Previously, he held senior positions at Meritage Capital, HomrichBerg, Atlantic Trust and Furman Selz. Before he entered the financial services industry, he operated a private entity.

                Education and designations

                • B.S., High Point University
                • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses 

                Life

                • John currently serves on the board of the Special Operations Care Fund and the board of advisors for Skyland Trail. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Buckhead YMCA, YPO Southern 7 Chapter, YPO Austin, Texas Chapter, the Texas Hedge Fund Association and the Austin chapter of the Nature Conservancy. He was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Board of Community Affairs for the State of Georgia.
                • John is married and has two children.
                • In his spare time, he enjoys board work and outdoor pursuits.

                  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

                      3280 Peachtree Road NE
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                      Atlanta, GA 30305
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                      Mary Bennett

                      Director

                      Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                      As a Relationship Manager for MLM Partners, Mary is instrumental in helping deliver customized wealth solutions to the team’s clients, who consist primarily of ultra high net worth individuals, families and family offices. She enjoys building relationships with each client and learning more about their family, unique values and aspirations for their wealth. She prides herself on acting as a chief operating officer, ensuring that all client needs are met and seamlessly executed.

                      Prior roles at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Atlanta and as a Senior Client Advisor at SCS Financial, a multifamily office in Boston, provided Mary with valuable experience working with family offices and successful individuals, advising them on topics including investments, banking, fiduciary and estate services.

                      Education and designations

                      • B.S., business administration, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
                      • M.S., finance, University of Florida
                      • Series 7, 63 and 66 securities licenses 

                      Life

                      • Mary lives in Atlanta with her husband, John, and her two young children, Jack and Charlotte.

                        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

                            3280 Peachtree Road NE
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                            John Lindsey

                            Director

                            Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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                            John plays an active role on the MLM Partners team, helping address the needs of the team’s select group of clients in areas including investing, wealth transfer and philanthropic services. His focuses on providing advice on portfolio construction, asset allocation and manager selection across public and private markets, ensuring clients receive investment solutions that are comprehensive, yet well aligned with their specific needs and goals.

                            Prior to joining UBS in 2020, John spent three years at J.P.Morgan’s Private Bank in Atlanta, where he gained exposure to a range of financial planning strategies, as well as experience advising ultra high net worth clients in investment, banking, fiduciary and estate planning issues. In his current role, he enjoys working with multigenerational families to provide tailored solutions and help educate and inform the next generation.

                            Education and designations

                            • B.B.A., finance, University of Georgia Terry College of Business
                            • Series 7, 63 and 66 securities licenses

                            Life

                            • John enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing and skiing.
                            • He also loves to travel.

                              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

                                  3280 Peachtree Road NE
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                                  Thays Pires

                                  Client Associate

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                                  Thays is responsible for day-to-day operations at MLM Partners and ensuring the team’s clients receive attentive, personalized service. Drawing on a decade of experience in client-facing roles in financial services, Thays strives to make a positive impact in the lives of clients and their families. She helps connect like-minded clients, so that they can share best practices and network.

                                  When she started working in financial services 10 years ago, Thays gravitated towards client services and found that being part of a wealth management team proved a perfect fit. Furthermore, her early career experience as an executive assistant has provided her with invaluable organizational and interpersonal skills, which she uses every day.

                                  Education and designations

                                  • B.A., English, USP Universida de São Paulo, Brazil
                                  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

                                   Life

                                  • Outside the office, Thays enjoys spending time with her family, visiting new places and sharing great experiences.
                                  • She stays active by visiting local parks and trails with the family dog.

                                    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

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                                        Jack Delgado

                                        Client Associate

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                                        As a Client Associate for MLM Partners, Jack is responsible for providing analytical and operational support to our team to make certain that our client’s goals and objectives are met. Jack’s primary focus is to connect with our clients and offer his assistance when necessary to enhance the client experience.

                                        Before joining MLM Partners, Jack completed two internships as a Summer Analyst at Green Square Wealth Management in Memphis, TN, where he supported high net worth clients and their advisors. Through this experience, Jack gained valuable skills and knowledge around advising clients on all aspects of the financial spectrum: investing, banking, lending, and estate planning.

                                        Education and designations

                                        • B.B.A., finance, University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business
                                        • Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses

                                        Life

                                        • Outside the office, Jack enjoys playing golf, hunting, and fishing.

                                          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

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                                            Adding value where you need it most

                                            We strive to manage your entire balance sheet—going beyond just your investments to offer advice for every dimension of your financial life, whether this entails defining your legacy, educating the next generation or articulating the core values that will serve as a road map for how you deploy your wealth.

                                            What matters most to you becomes the core focus of our relationship—and our boutique-level focus and attention to detail will ensure that you have an exceptional client experience.

                                            Acting as your personal financial advisory team

                                            Acting as your personal financial advisory team

                                            Guiding multigenerational wealth

                                            Guiding multigenerational wealth

                                            Lending strategies

                                            Lending strategies

                                            A holistic approach

                                            We work hard to understand your individual needs and goals and then develop a plan that aligns with those priorities. We take a holistic approach, selectively deploying strategies, products and intellectual capital from across the firm. By streamlining and simplifying your financial life, all under one relationship, we leave you and your family free to focus on what’s most important to you.

                                            Backed by the strength of UBS

                                            A global leader in wealth management

                                            $2.8 trillion

                                            In invested assets globally 
                                            As of 06/30/2022

                                            51 countries

                                            Our global footprint

                                            Global leader

                                            UBS is a world-leading wealth manager