The way forward

Today, tomorrow and for generations to come

Lift ascending the mountains

Understanding your life, your wealth and what you want to accomplish is at the core of our practice. We'll discuss your goals, the people who are most important in your life and your vision for the future. Then we'll help you organize your financial life into three strategies: Liquidity—to help provide cash flow for short-term expenses, Longevity—for longer-term needs and Legacy—for needs that go beyond your own.

Timeframes may vary. Strategies are subject to individual client goals, objectives and suitability. This approach is not a promise or guarantee that wealth, or any financial results, can or will be achieved.

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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • Rosemary-Lombardy

    Rosemary Lombardy

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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    Rosemary has been advising corporate executives, retirees and their families for more than 30 years. Prior to joining UBS, Rosemary gained experience with estate planning and wealth transfer issues while working for a law firm. Her knowledge of the municipal bond market came from working as an institutional broker. Rosemary was also a partner at J.C. Bradford & Company, which UBS later acquired. Rosemary received a B.A. with honors from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

      • University of Florida, B.A. with Honors
      • Senior Portfolio Manager
      • Wealth Advisor
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      Nashville, TN 37203
    • Thomas-Siler

      Thomas Siler Jr., CFP

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      Tommy is a true client advocate.  A UBS Financial Advisor since 1999, he has a deep commitment for people and helping protect what matters most to them—their family and their legacy. Tommy primarily works with families on developing multi-generational wealth management plans, coordinating with the family attorney, accountant, risk manager and UBS specialists to deliver a well-aligned and comprehensive strategy for pursuing their most important goals. Those strategies focus specifically on advanced estate planning solutions, as well as planning for retirement, business transition and other significant liquidity events. Tommy also works with a nationwide network of specialized trust companies to deliver custom trust services for the diverse and often complex needs of each family.

      Active in the community, Tommy has been a leader on numerous local and regional boards of directors. He is proud to have served as President of the Board of the Florence Crittenton Agency, Treasurer of the Community School of the Arts and Endowment Chairman for St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral–where currently serves as Senior Warden. He has also served on the board of directors of Cherokee Country Club, Young-Williams Animal Shelter, and Sequoyah Elementary Foundation. A proud champion of Knoxville, he is currently forging a multi-year corporate relationship between UBS-Knoxville and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Tommy has also been a class member of Leadership Knoxville 2013.

      Travel is a passion, but what Tommy loves best is spending time with his wife, Tiffany, and their two daughters, Kathryn and Lauren.

      Certification and education

      • Wealth Advisor designation, 2010
      • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
      • Certified Financial Planner® designation, 2000
      • President of the East Tennessee Financial Planning Association, 2005-2006
      • B.A., Vanderbilt University
      • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2021, 2022The 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.

      • Vanderbilt University, B.A.
      • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
      • Wealth Advisor
      • Retirement Plan Consultant
      800 South Gay Street
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      Knoxville, TN 37929
    • Scott-Rhea

      Scott Rhea, CFP

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      Scott began his career in the financial services industry in 1986. He was instrumental in establishing the new Knoxville offices for the firms Wheat First Butch Singer (now part of Wells Fargo) and Legg Mason (now part of Morgan Stanley). Scott joined UBS in 2013 to form The Siler-Rhea Group.

      Scott leads the effort to help clients in all aspects of their financial lives, including insurance, employee benefits, tax-mitigation strategies as well as multigenerational wealth preservation and transfer. As a Senior Portfolio manager, Scott created several signature asset allocation models for Siler Rhea Group He also provides guidance on charitable giving, including donor-advised funds and foundations.

      Scott is a past president of the Rotary Club of West Knoxville and a past board member of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of East Tennessee. He prides himself on working to match local businesses with humanitarian services that promote human rights and address the needs of underprivileged children. Scott and his wife, Traci have two daughters, Sarah and Meredith, and two grandchildren, Grayson and Jackson. He enjoys playing golf and chasing after his grandchildren.

       

      Certification and education

      • Certified Financial Planner™ designation
      • B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
      • Senior Portfolio Manager designation, UBS
      • Wealth Advisor designation, UBS
      • Series 7 and 66 Securities licenses

        • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S.
        • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        • Senior Portfolio Manager
        • Wealth Advisor
        • Retirement Plan Consultant
        800 South Gay Street
        Suite 2600
        Knoxville, TN 37929
      • Briana-Creel

        Briana Creel

        Wealth Management Associate

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        Briana has been in the financial services industry since 2014 where she started at Wells Fargo Advisors and joined UBS in 2015. She has her Series 7 and 66 along with her health and life insurance licenses.

        She is very detail oriented, reliable, positive, has strong interpersonal and technical skills, and very focused on taking care of client needs and concerns.

        Briana moved to Tennessee in 2015, and loves being in Music City. She is married to her husband, Austin and together they have three sons, River, Knox and Baylor

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            • Christopher-Takonis

              P. Christopher Takonis

              Associate Director

              Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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              Chris entered the financial services industry in 1993 when he joined the British merchant bank, Schroder & Co., where he co-managed their U.S. and international trading operations. Prior to joining UBS in 2005, he was the manager of U.S.-listed trading operations for Goldman Sachs. At UBS, Chris supports the team’s focus on the individual needs of their broad client base, ranging from CEOs of large companies to small sole business owners.

              With a primary concentration on delivering private banking services, Chris designs custom programs to maximize the many benefits and services available at UBS. His passion and deep financial services experience enables Chris to leverage the many amenities of UBS to help his clients reach their financial goals. Chris and his wife, Stacy, have three daughters, Molly, Emily and Frankie.

              Certification and education

              • B.S., Rutgers University
              • Series 7, 63, 65, 9, 10, 31 securities licenses

                • Rutgers University, B.S.
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                  Knoxville, TN 37929
                • Andrew-Jeske-Polyak

                  Andrew Jeske-Polyak

                  Team Administrator

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                  Andrew began his financial career in 2009 and joined UBS in 2011. With a focus on marketing and operations, Andrew oversees client services and helps maintain the team’s website, marketing circulars and monthly newsletter, and the team’s contact management system. His attention to detail and excellent organization skills help ensure client’s working relationship with the team remain smooth and efficient.

                  Active in the local community, Andrew supports Community Shares of Tennessee, an organization that promotes social change through workplace giving and also contributes to HIV/AIDS organizations in his city. He enjoys being on or near the water and owns a 26-foot Navy Whaleboat and a 75-foot houseboat, which he once lived on. His other passions include University of Tennessee football and basketball. Andrew and his partner live with their little Pomeranian, Prissy.

                  Certification and education

                  • B.S., Rutgers University
                  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

                    • Rutgers University, B.S.
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                    The Year Ahead - Sustainable Investing

                    Retirement planning

                    Retirement planning

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                    Multigenerational planning

                    Legacy—Wealth for others

                    For needs that go beyond your own—to help you improve the lives of others

                    What will your legacy be?
                    It’s never too early to plan ahead. A Legacy strategy can help you gain more control over your financial future and what you leave behind, so you can move forward with confidence.

                    Learn more at ubs.com/wealthway.

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