Managing risk with every step

Institutional consulting

Mountain climbers reaching the summit

“We focus on helping you protect your financial well-being and the stability and success of your organization so you can focus on your mission, the community you serve and those you care about most.”

— Kevin Sanchez

Mt Rainier
Climbers

Institutional Consulting

Mountain climbing and nonprofit investment consulting have a lot in common

Kevin Sánchez passionately and prudently climbs mountains. Successfully navigating the journey upward and the final challenge, the summit ridge, are as important as reaching the peak. That’s the approach we take toward fiduciary responsibility as we help boards of nonprofits, foundations and endowments structure their Investment Policy Statements, invest their multiple investment pools and pursue their goals. Seven Summits Partners helps you manage risk with every step.

Private Wealth Management

Seven Summits Partners

Understanding the life you lead

Planning for a clear picture of your wealth

Aligning your portfolio strategy with your goals

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.

  • Kevin Sanchez

    Kevin Sanchez, CIMA, CPWA, CFP

    Senior Vice President–Investments

    Private Wealth Advisor

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    Kevin has served his clients’ wealth management needs since 1994. The focus area of his practice is strategizing with boards of non-profit organizations, foundations and endowments in the creation of prudent investment policies, portfolio design and implementation, and fiduciary responsibility. Kevin is also experienced in a broad range of comprehensive wealth management strategies for affluent families, including development of customized investment policies, conducting manager search and due diligence, and comprehensive portfolio performance monitoring.

    Kevin earned his M.B.A. in Finance, with honors, from the University of Oregon’s Lundquist School of Business. He holds a B.S. from the University of Oregon, graduating cum laude with a triple major in Finance, Management and Marketing. Kevin has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst and the Certified Private Wealth Advisor designations under the joint auspices of the Wharton School of Business, Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Investments and Wealth Institute (IWI).

    While Kevin spends a great deal of time partnering with his clients and volunteering in his community, Kevin’s passion is climbing mountains. To be more precise, Kevin has undertaken the mountaineering challenge of climbing The Seven Summits; the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. To date, Kevin has climbed 4 of the 7 summits. Beginning his journey in 2005 with the summiting of Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest summit in Africa), Kevin has subsequently summited Mount Elbrus (Europe), Mount Aconcagua (South America) and most recently in 2018, Carstensz Pyramid (Australia). The remaining three mountains are Denali (North America), Mount Everest (Asia) and Mount Vinson (Antarctica). To join this exclusive “Seven Summiters” club, is a privilege held by few. Those who have succeeded number less than 500 in the entire world. Kevin aims to complete his journey by the year of 2022 and will need fitness, commitment, and determination. As said by the famed John Muir, “The Mountains are calling and I must go.”

    • University of Oregon, Lundquist School of Business, M.B.A., finance
    • University of Oregon, B.A., finance, management and marketing
    • Private Wealth Advisor
    • Senior Institutional Consultant, UBS Institutional Consulting Program
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
    1255 Treat Blvd
    Suite 1000
    Walnut Creek, CA 94597
  • David Scott Fried

    David Scott Fried, CRPC®

    Financial Advisor

    Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠

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    David joined UBS in 2014 and brings over 25 years of investment advisory experience. He graduated from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with a major in economics. Throughout his career, Dave has worked for several financial institutions including Hambrecht & Quist and Merrill Lynch. He has also co-managed an equity hedge fund (Chilmark Capital) in San Francisco. He holds his Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) certification and is Series 7, 6, 63, 65 and 66 licensed. David executes the performance reporting and manager research for our team. David enjoys the outdoors and would spend an ideal weekend hiking or camping with friends. He lives in Walnut Creek with his wife and son.

      • Roger Williams University, B.A., economics
      • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠
      • Portfolio Manager
      1255 Treat Blvd
      Suite 1000
      Walnut Creek, CA 94597
    • Luke Wilken

      Luke Wilken, CFA®

      Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

      Chartered Financial Analyst®

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      Luke graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. degree in economics and a minor in Japanese studies. Luke has been with UBS Financial Services since 2009 supporting individual and institutional clients. He has worked in the UBS Las Vegas, San Francisco and Walnut Creek offices and brings a wealth of knowledge from each of these roles assuring a world-class client experience. Luke currently holds the Series 7, 66 and 9/10 securities licenses and is a CFA® Charterholder. Currently, Luke helps to develop, implement, and review clients’ investment strategies. In his free time, Luke enjoys preparing for and participating in Tough Mudders. To date, he has completed three! Luke has been a resident of San Francisco since 2012.

       

        • University of California, San Diego, B.A., economics
        • Chartered Financial Analyst®
        1255 Treat Blvd
        Suite 1000
        Walnut Creek, CA 94597
      • Heidi Christina Crocker

        Heidi Christina Crocker

        Team Administrator

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        Heidi graduated from the California State University of Chico with a B.A. degree in Management Information Systems. Before coming to UBS, Heidi first became interested in the financial services industry when she was working on the technology side of the business at Advent Software. She decided to broaden her horizons and pursue her interest in business and philanthropy by working as the Business Manager for Diablo Regional Arts Association, a non-profit organization supporting the Arts at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. Heidi joins our team as a Client Service Associate who is the first point of contact for our team and is responsible for management and service of your needs including onboarding new accounts and account operations. Within the team she is valued for her commitment to quality and the meaningful relationships she builds with our clients. In her free time, Heidi enjoys volunteering for the Arts Access Program through Diablo Regional Arts Association, hiking with her two sons, and pursuing her new love for indoor rock climbing.

          • California State University, Chico, B.A. management information systems
            1255 Treat Blvd
            Suite 1000
            Walnut Creek, CA 94597
          • Purewal, Lovlean

            Lovlean Purewal

            Client Associate

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              Lovlean joined UBS Financial Services Inc. in June 2022. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a minor in Civic Engagement. Lovlean earned her Juris Doctor Degree from UC Irvine School of Law. Lovlean's passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures lead her to living a year abroad in Mallorca, Spain. On the team, Lovlean focuses on asset allocation studies, investment manager searches and evaluations, and portfolio analysis to meet the needs of our clients' investment objectives. She's excited to learn about client goals, their purpose, and planning for their legacies. In her free time, Lovlean enjoys watching Bollywood movies, nerding out on sustainable farming practices, and working on her goal of visiting every National Park in the US. 

                • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Sociology
                • University of California, Irvine School of Law, Juris Doctorate
                  1255 Treat Blvd
                  Suite 1000
                  Walnut Creek, CA 94597

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