The right path toward retirement

No matter what your age, or where you are on your planning journey, we can help steer you down the right path toward retirement. We will work with you to build the foundation of your plan. Over time, as life or market circumstances change, we will work with you to adjust your plan where and when needed. When it comes to retirement planning, it's never too early to start.

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Scott Ventoza, CIMA

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Scott Ventoza is a Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management and as the senior portfolio manager and lead wealth advisor drives the team's investment philosophy and strategy. Scott joined UBS in 2009 after 15 years with Merrill Lynch. His prior experience includes time as a senior credit analyst and sales and operations manager. Scott earned a BBS from the University of Washington, with a concentration in business administration and finance. He also holds two advanced degrees from the University of Phoenix; an MBA with an emphasis in financial planning, and a Masters in Technology Management. Scott is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), an accreditation from the Wharton School, and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM), a designation from the College for Financial Planning. Scott lives in Seattle with his wife and son, where he remains an active coach and mentor with UW Foster School of Business and spends time with several nonprofit organizations including the Fulcrum Capital Campaign and the Archbishop Capital Campaign. He is also an avid cyclist and a USAT tri-athlete.

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  • BBS with a concentration in business administration and finance, University of Washington
  • MBA with an emphasis in financial planning, University of Phoenix
  • Masters in Technology Management, University of Phoenix


  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
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