Experience

Makes all the difference

Peter D. Skaperdas

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Deep understanding of the economy and financial markets

Peter has been in the financial services industry for more than 30 years. In the first half of his career, he served as an economist with two global investment firms and the Federal Reserve. During that time, he was frequently called upon to provide his outlook on the economy and the financial markets.

“As a former economist, I bring a deep understanding of the global economy and financial markets to my work with clients. My unique perspective and insights into the markets can help shape the appropriate investment strategy. I am committed to providing thoughtful advice to help my clients with their specific financial needs.”

— Peter D. Skaperdas

In 2000, Peter transitioned from UBS Investment Bank to UBS Wealth Management USA to focus on the wealth management needs of affluent families. He provides clients with a big picture view of the economy and the financial markets, as well as his outlook. Peter offers his clients truly customized solutions to help solve their most complex needs.

Previous Experience

  • Chief US Economist, UBS
  • Senior Economist, Salomon Brothers
  • Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • In the industry since 1988

Education

  • B.S., economics and mathematics, University of Illinois
  • M.S., economics, University of Wisconsin

Life

  • Peter lives in New Canaan with his wife and their two children
  • He is President of the Board of Directors, New Canaan YMCA
  • Peter is a trustee of Connecticut College

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • CA
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2010, 2011, 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
    The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 

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

600 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901

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David F. Ball

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Beyond investment management

David was a senior leader with major Fortune 500 companies for many years before his move to a financial advisory role. While working with who he believes to be some of the best American businesses, he gained insights and perspectives that he draws upon every day as he helps clients achieve their goals. David brings a unique background to the team, with broad experiences beyond investing.

“I bring a great understanding of what’s behind the success of major corporations to my work. These insights and perspectives add a deeper dimension to client conversations as we address complex goals. It’s all about being focused on you and offering advice across all your wealth management needs.”

— David F. Ball

David joined UBS so that he could work with affluent clients and help them navigate their wealth management world. He focuses on listening to you and truly understanding your goals in order to help you pursue the financial future you envision.

Previous Experience

  • Senior leadership roles at Philip Morris, Major League Baseball and AOL Time Warner
  • In the financial services industry since 2003

Education

  • B.A., economics, St. Lawrence University

Life

  • David lives in Darien with his wife and their two children
  • He is a board member of Family Centers in Greenwich
  • David is an advisory committee member of Fairfield County Community Foundation
  • David enjoys golf, tennis, hockey, running and biking

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • CA
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY
600 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901

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Prescott C. Romeyn

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Focus on portfolio construction

Pres took a nontraditional path to his financial advisory career. He started his career as a private equity principal, and through broad exposure to private and public markets, he has experience in assessing and managing risk. After 20 years in private equity, Pres decided he was more interested in advising individual investors and their families, which would allow him to focus on personal relationships in a way that you cannot in the institutional side of the business.

“Through my experiences in private equity and the institutional world, I had deep exposure to public and private markets. These insights have helped me better assess and manage risk, which are critical skills required when designing investment portfolios to help meet your financial goals.”

— Prescott C. Romeyn

With more than 11 years as a Private Wealth Advisor, Pres focuses on long-term relationships and a holistic wealth management approach. He starts by understanding your goals, objectives, concerns and risk tolerance, and then works with the team and exclusive UBS resources as necessary to help determine your optimal portfolio mix. Pres looks to be your “go to” advisor to help manage all aspects of your financial world.

Previous Experience

  • Managing Director, AEA Investors
  • Principal, Kohlberg & Company
  • Director, Singer Worldwide, Rand McNally & FTD
  • In the financial services industry since 1985

Education

  • B.A., economics, Dartmouth College
  • M.B.A., Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Life

  • Pres lives in Darien with his wife and their three children
  • He is a former trustee of Darien Public Library
  • Pres enjoys spending time with his family, and exercise, hockey, skiing and fishing

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY
600 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901

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Melissa Spohn

Director

Commitment to client service

Melissa has broad management experience with an entire career focused on the needs of high net worth investors. She made the transition from management because she wanted to have direct interactions with clients and develop meaningful relationships. As part of The SBR Group, Melissa passionately serves as the Team Administrator, where she is responsible for delivering exceptional client service. By leveraging her strong management experience, she has the ability to quickly assess situations, figure out how to get things done and how to resolve issues.

 

“I fully leverage our service capabilities to make the financial part of your life that much easier. I seek to build your trust by providing quality and responsive service, and by getting to know you and what’s going on in your broader life.”

— Melissa Spohn

 

Melissa serves as a client advocate and focuses on building authentic connections that extend far beyond your financial life. She also understands complex wealth management needs—and the importance of a financial plan to help you pursue all that matters.

Previous Experience

  • Complex Administrative Manager, UBS Private Wealth Management Stamford
  • Managing Director, JP Morgan Private Wealth Management
  • In the financial services industry since 1986

Education

  • B.A., economics, Hamilton College
  • Executive Education for Women, Smith College

Life

  • Melissa lives in Wilton with her husband and their twin daughters
  • Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and skiing

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • MA
  • MI
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY
600 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901

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David Hunter Priebe, Jr.

Wealth Strategy Associate

Hunter Priebe joined the team as a Wealth Strategy Associate supporting the Private Wealth Advisors in developing holistic wealth management strategies for the team's clients.  Hunter is a 2015 graduate of Elon University's Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, where he majored in finance and minored in accounting and economics. Most recently Hunter was a Senior Brokerage Associate at Vanguard cultivating relationships with high net worth clients.

Hunter lives in New York City. He enjoys traveling and playing golf.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • MA
  • MI
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY
600 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901

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Abigail Arturi

Client Associate

Abigail Arturi joined the team as a Client Associate in 2022. Abbey graduated from Boston College in 2021 from the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences, where she majored in economics. She joined Vanguard following her graduation as a client services associate.

 

Abbey lives in New York City. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • MA
  • MI
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY
600 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901

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