Experience

Makes all the difference

We believe that personal service and attention count. That's why we focus on you as an individual and take a team approach to addressing your specific needs. We see our relationship with you as a partnership built on your trust in our understanding of your goals and in the strength of our ability to help you achieve them. As a team dedicated to your long-term success, we value our relationship with you and your family, and are always ready to listen to your needs and to take care of your concerns.

James Rimmel

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Jim joined UBS in 1997 and has since received many accreditations and awards (please refer to the Recognition section). He focuses on high net worth individuals, business owners, retirement plans, asset allocation strategies and complex financial planning strategies. 

Jim holds the Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses and his insurance license. He earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in strategic planning and finance from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. Jim graduated with a B.S. in business and a minor in history from Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Jim is an active member of the local community. He has previously served on boards of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Longue Vue Club, the Coalition for Christian Outreach and Beverly Heights Presbyterian Church.

Jim lives in Mount Lebanon with his wife, Erin. He enjoys spending time traveling with his family and playing golf.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • NC
  • ND
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
    The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
  • Forbes America’s Top Wealth Management Teams, 2022, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in November based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes America's Top Wealth Advisors, 2022, 2023The 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.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023The 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.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

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

Education

  • Miami University of Ohio
  • Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Masters in Business Administration

Credentials

  • Certified Investment Management Consultant
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
  • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Daniel Pessy

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Dan began his career at UBS in December 1999, joining the Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Wealth Consulting Group in August 2000. Using over 20 years of experience, Dan advises high-net worth individuals and business owners on wealth accumulation, preservation, and transfer strategies. His focus on financial and retirement planning, asset allocation analysis, and investment manager selection provides his clients with a full-service and holistic approach to wealth management. Dan also advises qualified retirement plans on plan design and fund selection, working closely with employers to provide a critical benefit to their employees.

Dan was named a Senior Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program, allowing him to offer personalized, discretionary investment management to his clients. He has also completed the UBS Wealth Advisor Program, which educates exceptional advisors on connecting clients with the vast resources available at UBS and beyond.

Dan earned a B.S. in Finance and Investment Management from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is actively involved with his alma mater, as well as the American Cancer Society and various youth sports. Dan is an avid golfer, and enjoys travel, golf course architecture, and spending time with friends and family. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two daughters.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • NC
  • ND
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes America’s Top Wealth Management Teams, 2022, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in November based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023The 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.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams, 2023, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March of the prior year.

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

Education

  • Duquesne University, B.S.

Credentials

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Wealth Advisor
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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John Porter

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

As a relationship manager, John works with our individual clients, qualified retirement plans and their participants to find solutions for their financial needs. John concentrates on Next Gen and Rising Generation clients, helping them invest for retirement as well as potential education costs and home purchases. His focus on financial planning and investment management play a critical role in the long term financial success of our working-age clients.

John joined the Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Wealth Consulting group in 2017. He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and his Life, Accident & Health insurance license. John graduated from Grove City College with a B.S. in Business Finance. An active member of his community, John is involved with his alma mater and City Reformed church. He’s a lifelong basketball fan, and enjoys playing in league competition as well as coaching middle-school basketball in the Pittsburgh area. John enjoys golf, listening to audio books, and traveling to National Parks with his wife, Lauren. They reside in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MO
  • MS
  • NC
  • ND
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV

Education

  • Grove City College, B.S.
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Maggie Rimmel

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

As a Relationship Manager, Maggie works both with individual clients and managed account solutions across the business. She focuses on Retirement Planning for working-age clients and Generational Wealth Planning for retirement-age clients. Maggie is interested in building personal relationships with clients and their families and providing financial education to the next generation.

Maggie joined the Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Group in April 2022 after working as a Financial Advisor in UBS’s Wealth Advice Center. She currently holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Maggie graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a B.A. in Psychology. With a combination of her Psychology background and Financial training, Maggie loves to connect with clients and anticipate their needs or concerns.

In her free time, Maggie enjoys volleyball, Pilates, and traveling.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV

Education

  • Emory University, B.S.
  • Emory University, B.A.
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Anna Grassel

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

With a passion for finance, Anna enjoys working with clients to help them achieve their financial goals (anything from purchasing a Chanel handbag to saving for college!) and build generational wealth. Her attention to detail coupled with her strong communication skills make her a natural fit to be a frontline Senior Wealth Strategy Associate. With nearly a decade of financial experience working as a wholesaler and wealth management analyst, Anna joined the team in May 2023. Anna currently holds her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.  Through her professional and personal experiences, Anna has learned that the best investment you can make in life is people.

She is the President of the Pittsburgh Stock and Bond Society which is a non-profit that gives back to the local, Pittsburgh community. She is actively involved in volunteering at the Pittsburgh Food Bank and Delmont Public Library. She resides in downtown Pittsburgh and can be found golfing in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • PR
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV

Education

  • Grove City College, B.S.
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Christine Mulkerrin

Wealth Management Associate

With twenty years of experience with the team, Christine is responsible for all aspects of client service and operations. She is also responsible for our client on-boarding process.

Christine joined the Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Wealth Consulting Group in January 2003 after working as a sales assistant at Morgan Stanley and at a local venture capital firm.

She holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and has completed the Private Wealth Management Education Program. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in communications. In her spare time, Christine is an active participant in rowing and enjoys traveling and reading.

Registered States:
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • KY
  • MO
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • TX
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Jenna Verbosky

Senior Client Associate

Jenna has worked in the finance industry for over 15 years, joining the Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Wealth Consulting Group in November 2020 as a Senior Registered Client Service Associate. 

Jenna graduated from Youngstown State in 2008 with a B.S. in Finance. She holds a Series 7, Series 66 and her insurance license.  Previously, Jenna worked for Ameriprise Financial in Client Service and Planning.  She enjoys reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and trying new restaurants around the city.  Jenna and her husband, Justin, reside in Greentree and love traveling together.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • CA
  • FL
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MD
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • TX
  • VA
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Taylor Pohl

Client Associate

Taylor has worked in the finance industry since 2019 after graduating from Duquesne University with a B.S in Finance and a minor in Marketing. She joined the Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Wealth Consulting Group in December 2022 as a Client Service Associate.

Taylor holds a Series 6, 63 and her insurance license. Previously, Taylor worked in the retail banking industry as a relationship manager, helping clients with their basic banking needs as well as retirement planning.

Outside of work, she enjoys riding her horse, spending time with her family, and frequently traveling to Florida for some much needed vacation time.

Registered States:
  • PA
500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Monica Felix

Client Associate

Monica joined the Rimmel Mehaffey Pessy Wealth Consulting Group in June 2023 as a Client Service Associate. She started her career in the industry in 2019, where she previously worked for another brokerage firm as a client service associate.

Monica graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 with a Bachelor in Finance and a minor in Italian. She is also fluent in Spanish, and knows American Sign Language.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Sable, camping, and spending time with her family.

500 Grant Street
BNY Mellon Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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