For the business owner and affluent families

For the business owner

Focusing on the comprehensive needs of business owners with revenues over $5 million, we offer solutions at each stage in your professional life cycle. We can help with business growth, succession and exit planning strategies, as well as post-liquidity wealth management.

For the affluent family

With our team’s extensive experience in helping individuals and families, we know the importance of a disciplined planning process for clarifying and pursuing your long-term financial goals.

  • Why work with us?
    Our tailored business analysis can help determine the best steps forward
    We provide experienced execution whether you expand, exit or transition your business
    We offer comprehensive wealth management and estate planning strategies
Paradigm Partners

Connecting you to the deep resources of UBS

By seeing the big picture, we provide access to the global platforms and the financial and intellectual strengths of UBS’s experts in Wealth Management, Asset Management and our Private and Investment Banks.

Launch. Evolve. Exit your business.

Launch. Evolve. Exit your business.

Advice. Beyond investing.

Advice for business owners and entrepreneurs

Advice for business owners and entrepreneurs

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.

Why UBS?

Global leader

UBS is a world-leading wealth manager

Financial strength

Driving confidence.
Aa3 (stable) Moody’s
A+ (stable) Standard & Poor’s

UBS AG, long-term senior secured debt rating. As of 11/23/2021

#1

Serving Business Owners

Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey, 2020

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.

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    David Walter Demarest

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    • CT
    • DE
    • FL
    • IL
    • IN
    • KY
    • LA
    • MI
    • MO
    • NC
    • NY
    • OH
    • OK
    • OR
    • SC
    • TN
    • TX
    • VA
    • WV

    David is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Paradigm Partners in Lexington, KY. He has been with UBS since 2012, having previously worked with the J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Merrill Lynch. Prior to entering the financial services industry in 2004, David held numerous financial positions in both public and private firms, including CFO, Controller and Auditor. David and his team focus mainly on prospecting business owners, particularly those that may be interested in transitioning their business to family or outside owners. The team has been successful in closing approximately $160m of transactions since 2015. In addition to working with and prospecting business owners, the team focuses on HNW and UHNW individuals, with average relationship size in the $2mm range. David and his partner Mark Korona, have spoken to a number of UBS financial advisors across the Southeast in recent years about their success in working with business owners through the UBS Business Development Group. He has passed the Certified Exit Planning Advisor Exam (CEPA).

    Outside of work, he enjoys everything outdoors, University of Kentucky sports and was a founding Board Member for the Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity.

      • University of Kentucky , BBA
      • Eastern Kentucky University, MBA
      • Senior Portfolio Manager
      • Series 7 and 66 Licenses
      • Life and Health Insurance
      307 South Ashland Avenue
      Lexington, KY 40502
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      Mark Korona

      Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

      Financial Advisor

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      • CT
      • DE
      • FL
      • IL
      • IN
      • KY
      • LA
      • MI
      • MO
      • NC
      • ND
      • NY
      • OH
      • OK
      • SC
      • TN
      • TX
      • VA
      • WV

      Mark is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Paradigm Partners in Lexington, KY. He has been with UBS since 2010, having previously worked with the J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Merrill Lynch. Prior to entering the financial services industry in 2003, Mark held numerous technology leadership and consulting positions in both public and private firms. Mark and his team focus mainly on prospecting business owners, particularly those that may be interested in transitioning their business to family or outside owners. The team has been successful in closing approximately $160m of transactions since 2015. In addition to working with and prospecting business owners, the team focuses on HNW and UHNW individuals, with average relationship size in the $2 mm range. Mark and his partner David Demarest, have spoken to a number of UBS financial advisors across the Southeast in recent years about their success in working with business owners through the UBS Business Development Group. He has passed the Certified Exit Planning Advisor Exam (CEPA).

      Outside of work, he enjoys waterskiing, golf, and hiking. He is a board member of the Kentucky Nephrology Research Trust. 

        • University of Dayton, BS in Electrical Engineering
        • University of Dallas, MBA
        • Senior Portfolio Manager
        • Series 7, 66, 3 license
        • Life Insurance
        307 South Ashland Avenue
        Lexington, KY 40502
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        Lauren Ashely Hazard

        Wealth Management Associate

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        Lauren is a Wealth Management Associate with Paradigm Partners in Lexington, KY. She has been with UBS since 2012.

        Outside of work, she enjoys working out with her favorite place being the Cyclebar. She is also an avid traveler. 

          • University of Kentucky, BA in Accounting
          • Series 7 and 66 Licenses
          • Life and Health Insurance
          307 South Ashland Avenue
          Lexington, KY 40502