Experience

Makes all the difference

At The Somerset Hills Group, we work only with select clients so we can focus more intimately on you - understanding your life, your business, your legacy and those significant issues and concerns that can strategically impact your financial decisions.

John J. Scally, III

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

John was selected by UBS Wealth Management to join the highly competitive Graduate Training Program (GTP). Through this program, John developed skillsets in comprehensive wealth planning and investment management. As a partner of The Somerset Hills Group, John provides insight in asset allocation, wealth transfer, investment strategies, tailored lending, and risk management. Entrepreneurs, professionals, millennials, and corporate executives rely heavily on John during a major liquidity event, which John tailors to each individual's investment goals, risk tolerance, and time horizon. John is a graduate of Bucknell University where he was captain of his lacrosse team. He resides in New York City and enjoys fishing and playing golf in his spare time.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VI
  • VT
  • WA
  • WY

Recognized as an industry leader:

  • Forbes America’s Top Next-Gen (Generation) Wealth Advisors, 2017, 2020, 2021The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually between June and September based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes America’s Top Next-Gen (Generation) Wealth Advisors Best-in-State, 2019, 2022, 2023The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually between June and September based on information from a 12 month period ending in March of the award year.
  • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2022, 2023The 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 Wealth Management Teams, 2024The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in January, based on information from a 12 month period ending March 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

299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171

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Michael J. Taylor Jr., CFP®

Financial Advisor

Mike joined the team in early 2020 as a financial advisor having spent the previous three years with UBS Private Wealth Management as a senior wealth strategy associate. In his role as a Financial Advisor and as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Mike works with clients to surface their most important goals and helps to provide solutions using the full capabilities of the firm. His foundation in planning helps to guide clients using a business plan approach to their overall financial picture. Mike has worked with financial professionals, entrepreneurs, millennials, and next gen clients to achieve their long-term goals.

Mike is a graduate of Harvard University where he was co-captain of the hockey team. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

Registered States:
  • AK
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IL
  • MA
  • MD
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • SD
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171

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Stephanie Higgins

Client Associate

Stephanie joined the team in 2021 from Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.  Her role as a Registered Client Service Associate allows her to handle all client related requests.  Her passion lies in giving customers the best client experience possible.  Prior to her experience in Wealth Management, she spent 12 years at White Mountain Capital LLC where she worked as a Supervisor of the Equity Trading desk.  Her responsibilities included trading, asset allocation, position tracking, and overseeing the team's daily operations. 

Stephanie is a graduate of Fairfield University and lives in Manhasset, NY with her husband and three boys.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • LA
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NM
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WY
1285 Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019

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