Experience

Makes all the difference

Our team of professionals distinguishes itself with both financial experience and personal service. We strive to earn your loyalty through hard work, the right advice and a dedication to developing long-term relationships.

Robert Swiller

Managing Director–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Experience to guide you forward

His grandfather’s gift of 12 stock shares piqued Bob’s interest in investing and it continues today. With more than 30 years of financial services experience, he has built a reputation for excellence and is recognized in the industry for his multigenerational wealth planning and portfolio management insight. His passion for helping clients achieve their goals has earned the confidence of a diverse clientele of families, business owners, entrepreneurs and retirees.

Recognized for his hard work, professionalism and service commitment, Bob is trusted by his clients to understand that they are people first, then investors. His goals-based approach to wealth management, along with his focus on financial planning, provides them with the assurance that he will help them pursue many financial milestones throughout their lives.

Education and professional achievements

• Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisor in the US 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, and 2014

The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. The rating 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

• Selected to join the UBS Wealth Advisor Program-this attests to Bob’s intensive training to address complex client needs with comprehensive wealth management solutions

• B.A., economics, University of Michigan; M.B.A., finance and marketing, University of Michigan

Outside of UBS

Family is most important to Bob, as is giving back through volunteering and fundraising. He has been active with Big Brothers Big Sisters and served on many boards, including Schneider Children’s Hospital  He enjoys spending time with his children, coaching lacrosse and traveling.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
    The Barron's rating is awarded annually in March and is based on information from the prior year Q3. 
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 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.

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

80 South 8th Street
Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Darren Lederfine

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

Experience to guide you forward

His law school background prepared Darren with strong problem-solving skills. Today, with nearly 25 years of experience helping clients solve their problems, Darren delivers highly personalized financial planning and portfolio management to individuals and families. In addition, his analytical training as an attorney has given him an even broader perspective and understanding of the complexities of wealth and estate planning.

Trustworthy, empathetic and hard-working, Darren has built long-term relationships by understanding that every client is unique. A strong proponent of financial planning, Darren understands that a comprehensive plan sets the investment strategy. Clients look to Darren to be their "personal CFO" who is dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.

Education and professional achievements

• Selected to join the UBS Wealth Advisor Program—this attests to Darren’s intensive training to address complex client needs with comprehensive wealth management solutions

• Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor, 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022

The Forbes rating is awarded annually in January or February and is based on information from June of the prior year to June of the award year. The rating 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

• B.A., history, University of Wisconsin–Madison

• J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

Outside of UBS

Darren is involved in various philanthropic activities on both a local and national level. He and his wife, Lauren, enjoy traveling, eating at great restaurants, exercise and spending time with their dogs.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • KY
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 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.

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

80 South 8th street
29th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Allison O'Brien

Financial Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Alli joined the Swiller Lederfine team in 2015. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™, Alli provides personalized and holistic financial planning services along with portfolio management to use as a road map in helping clients reach their goals and achieve financial freedom. Backed by a team that has deep experience successfully navigating financial markets, Alli will guide you on your financial journey with professionalism and compassion.

 

Alli holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses along with licenses for life, accident, and health insurance and variable annuities.

 

Prior to joining UBS, Alli earned her bachelor’s degree in global business leadership from the College of Saint Benedict while playing on the hockey and soccer team. In her free time Alli can be found coaching hockey in the winter and on the golf course in the summer.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI

Credentials

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
80 South 8th Street
Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Jessica Wright

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

Jessica's wealth management career began with Merrill Lynch in May of 2000. Jess has been focused on delivering superior personalized service and developing customized strategies for her clients.  She has forged long lasting relationships based on listening, caring, and trust. 
 
Jessica served 9 years with the Minnesota Air National Guard which helped create her work ethic, attention to detail, and ardent focus on helping people.
 
When Jessica is not “triple checking” everything at work, she and her husband Andy are busy chasing around their two littles to various activities in Shakopee.  Jessica loves spending time with family and friends, running, reading and travel.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MS
  • MT
  • NC
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
  • WY
80 South 8th Street
Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Cynthia Pikala

Authorized Officer

Team Administrator

Cindy is a long-time UBS employee who joined the Swiller Lederfine team in 2016. She has held a variety of positions in her long tenure with the firm and comes to us with an extensive background in serving high net worth clients. She holds the Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Cindy is married to her husband Dan; they have two adult children and live in Glenwood MN. In their free time they enjoy traveling, spending time with their family, camping and hiking.

 

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • FL
  • ID
  • IL
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • NC
  • ND
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • SC
  • TX
  • WA
  • WI
80 South 8th Street
Suite 2900
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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