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Where do your passions lie? We address every dimension of your life and your goals—investments, business and legacy—to develop a plan that’s truly personalized for you. 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.

UBS Wealth Way is an approach incorporating Liquidity. Longevity. Legacy. strategies, that UBS Financial Services Inc. and our Financial Advisors can use to assist clients in exploring and pursuing their wealth management needs and goals over different time frames. This approach is not a promise or guarantee that wealth, or any financial results, can or will be achieved. All investments involve the risk of loss, including the risk of loss of the entire investment.

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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.

  • Mark-Russo

    Mark J. Russo

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Over the past 20+ years, Mark has coordinated all aspects of wealth management including investment management, financial planning, estate planning and charitable gift planning. Mark is involved in his church and many charitable organizations including Dwankhozi Hope which supports a school in rural Zambia. Mark and his wife, Becky, live on Queen Anne and have three young daughters.

          Education planning
          Retirement planning
          Estate planning strategies
          Philanthropy
          Legacy planning
          Multi-generational families
          Alternative investments
          Hedge Fund managers
          925 Fourth Avenue
          31st and 32nd Floors
          Seattle, WA 98104
        • Shawn-Macfarlan

          Shawn Macfarlan, CFP, CIMA

          Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

          Financial Advisor

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          Shawn is a founding partner and a Senior Portfolio Manager with the Sound Wealth Management Group at UBS, a team dedicated to serving the complex financial needs of successful business owners and executives.   Shawn leads the teams’ corporate executive practice, and works extensively with his clients in the areas of: planning around concentrated company stock/options, major liquidity events, corporate benefits, retirement planning, charitable gifting strategies, and estate planning.   

          Shawn has also served in several leadership roles for UBS over the last 16 years in both San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest, and is currently a Director and Assistant Market Head for UBS in Seattle and Oregon.  This leadership experience has enabled Shawn to bring a unique and truly global perspective to his clients.   Shawn maintains both his CFP and CIMA designations, and is dedicated to delivering a world class wealth management experience to his clients, a topic he frequently speaks about at firm conferences.

          Shawn lives in Bellevue with his wife Kate, and his 3 daughters, twins Natalie and Bryn, and Haven.  Shawn and Kate participate in various philanthropic causes, including the Innovators Network for Fred Hutch, Food Lifeline, and JDRF.  Shawn is a youth soccer coach and an obstacle course race enthusiast in his spare time. 

              • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
              • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
              Investing
              Custom portfolios
              Asset allocation
              Equity plans
              Executive compensation
              Sustainable investing
              925 Fourth Avenue
              31st and 32nd Floors
              Seattle, WA 98104
            • Sarah-Fitch

              Sarah L. Fitch, CFP

              Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

              Financial Advisor

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              Sarah Fitch is a Certified Financial Planner and a Financial Advisor with the Sound Wealth Management Group, who began her career at UBS Financial Services in 1999. Her focus is on providing detailed financial plans and investment advice along with a high level of personal client service. Sarah graduated from the University of Washington in 1998. She also holds her Series 7, Series 66 and Insurance licenses and is a graduate of the College of Financial Planning in Denver, CO. Sarah lives on Bainbridge Island with her wife, daughter and two small dogs.

              • Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.
              • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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.
              • Forbes Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in February based on information from a 12 month period ending September of the prior year.

              • University of Washington
              • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
              Financial planning
              Long-term care planning
              Retirement planning
              Estate planning strategies
              Women investors
              925 Fourth Avenue
              31st and 32nd Floors
              Seattle, WA 98104
            • Brad-Weiner

              Brad Weiner, CFP

              Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

              Financial Advisor

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              Brad uses his unique background to help clients pursue their financial goals. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Brad honed his skills in analysis, planning, and personal leadership as a 20-year Navy nuclear submarine officer. As a midshipman at the Naval Academy, Brad was selected to design the curriculum for the first personal financial planning course used at Annapolis. After completing his two-decade Navy career as a Commander, Brad joined the firm as a Financial Advisor, combining his affinity for personal leadership with his passion for planning and investing.

                • United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, B.S. Resources Management
                • US Naval War College, M.A. Strategic Planning/National Security Affairs,
                • City University of Seattle, M.B.A. Finance
                • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
                • Senior Portfolio Manager
                • Retirement Plan Consultant
                925 Fourth Avenue
                31st and 32nd Floors
                Seattle, WA 98104
              • Kenneth-Slichter

                Kenneth C. "KC" Slichter

                Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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                K.C. Slichter uses his over thirty years' experience in the securities industry to build custom tailored investment portfolios for high net worth clients. Included in this experience are over 20 years building and managing diversified portfolios and over a dozen years putting bond and stock transactions together. Calling upon his experience as portfolio manager and background as an investment banker, K.C. carefully develops asset allocations to meet unique client needs and then implements with a mixture of high quality individual and broadly diversified pools of assets. He attended the University of California at Berkeley where he obtained his B.A. and MBA degrees. K.C. and his wife Ann are the parents of three adult children and live on Bainbridge Island.

                  • University of California, B.A. and MBA Degrees
                  • Senior Portfolio Manager
                  925 Fourth Avenue
                  31st and 32nd Floors
                  Seattle, WA 98104
                • John Russell, CFP®

                  John Russell, CFP

                  Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

                  Financial Advisor

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                  John has been a financial advisor for the past 27 years. In 1994 John accepted a position with Merrill Lynch in Seattle where he immediately focused his practice on the unique needs and challenges of high net-worth clients. John's belief is to deliver an unparalleled level of service to his select group of clients. In 2000 John accepted the position of Sales Manager at Merrill Lynch wherein he managed over 100 advisors. In 2006 John earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. In 2009 John and his team transitioned their practice to UBS Financial Services Inc.

                    • University of Oregon, B.S.
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