Comprehensive planning for each generation

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Each of us at The Weber Group pride ourselves on the compassion, candor and ease of communication that we develop with each client. Our team is dedicated to helping you and your family address the specific opportunities that come with personal and business success. We listen to your financial concerns, embrace your planning expectations and come to understand your motivations and passions.

When meeting the challenges you face at every phase of life—be it transitioning a business, purchasing a dream home, starting a foundation or facing a loved one’s health issues—we provide planning guidance that is specific to your goals. That’s how we aim to be an integral part of each generation of your family’s financial decisions.

With our comprehensive approach, we focus on finding the right blend of investments that are right for your unique situation.

- Russ Weber

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.

  • Russell J. Weber

    Russell J. Weber, CFP

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    • DC
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    • MD
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    • NC
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    Insight grounded in experience

    Russell’s passion and skill is identifying solutions to his clients’ wealth planning needs—and bringing together the resources needed to implement those solutions. Being part of a planning-oriented team comes naturally to him, as does recognizing that each family is unique and therefore their investment strategy will be, too. He learned this from personal experience.

    When Russell graduated from college, his grandfather passed away and left his mother a small inheritance. She asked Russell for advice regarding how to invest the money, and after much research and conversation about her goal for the inheritance, he invested it in a diversified portfolio of mutual funds. One of his parent's’ dreams was to own a beach house where they spent cherished family summer vacations when the children were young. After just six years, the money had grown enough for them to achieve that goal. Today, Russell is driven to help people create the plan appropriate for reaching their goals, and then to see that plan through to completion.

    Russell joined Legg Mason as a financial advisor in 1994, and joined UBS in 2009. The dedication and commitment he brings to his work comes from his experience as a competitive cyclist earlier in life, spending time with the U.S. national team and in the 1992 Olympic trials.

    Credentials that build confidence

    Russell is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and maintains his licenses in life, health and long-term care insurance. He has completed the UBS Portfolio Management Program and also holds the Wealth Management designation from UBS.

    In 1993, Russell graduated from the former Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), with a dual B.S. degree in economics and business administration, along with a minor in mathematics.

    Outside of UBS

    With an apiary on his property, Russell is a dedicated bee keeper and member of the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association. He also enjoys golf, fly fishing, cycling, and spending time with his family – his wife, Keri, daughter Analiese, son Hudson, and the family’s Yellow Lab, Luna.

    Russell is committed to supporting his clients’ philanthropic interests. He is an active advocate of locally sourced and organically grown foods, including products from clients who have made their living by farming.

    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 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.

    • Western Maryland College, B.S. Economics and Business Administration
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
    307 International Circle
    4th Floor
    Hunt Valley, MD 21030
  • Ariana Waitkavicz

    Ariana Waitkavicz, CFP, AWMA

    Financial Advisor

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    • DE
    • FL
    • GA
    • IA
    • IL
    • IN
    • LA
    • MD
    • ME
    • NC
    • NH
    • NJ
    • NV
    • NY
    • OH
    • OR
    • PA
    • SC
    • SD
    • TX
    • VA
    • WI
    • WV

    Insight grounded in experience

    In a practice focused on tailoring recommendations to each client’s specific situation, Ariana specializes in identifying individual needs and the solutions to meet those needs. She understands how to bring in the right resources to execute on a plan, and how to adapt to the needs of the individual and the changing circumstances in their lives. Drawing on experience from her previous role as a UBS Wealth Planning Associate, she concentrates on all levels of planning.

    Growing up, Ariana’s mother consistently stressed the importance of financial education and being financially secure for the short and long term. The opportunity to help people with their own financial journeys, so that they are able to achieve what is most important in their lives, is what motivates Ariana in her work. She fuels her motivation with the discipline and perseverance she learned from her time as a competitive swimmer.

    Credentials that build confidence

    Ariana joined UBS in 2017 as a Wealth Planning Associate for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Since June of 2019, she has been a Financial Advisor with The Weber Group.

    She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and holds the AWMA® designation. She also maintains her life and health insurance licenses along with her Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

    Ariana graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with a double major in Economics and Cognitive Science. Her work in various industries sharpened the communication and problem-solving skills she puts to use for The Weber Group’s clients.

    Outside of UBS

    Ariana swam competitively for 13 years, and still has a deep interest in any activity that involves being on or in the water. Recently she has also discovered a passion for spin class, and she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

    It’s also important for Ariana to give back to her alma mater, The Johns Hopkins University, where she recently joined the alumni council.

      • Johns Hopkins University, B.S. Economics; B.S. Cognitive Science
      • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
      • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
      307 International Circle
      4th Floor
      Hunt Valley, MD 21030
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      Meredith Mighty, CDFA

      Wealth Strategy Associate

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      Meredith Mighty is a wealth strategist with The Weber Group at UBS Financial. With a background in institutional fund analysis and management, family office services, and trust administration, she brings a diverse set of skills and experience. Meredith began in research and project management at Legg Mason Capital Management, worked at a private family office, and served as an investment officer at Argent Financial Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Emory University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. In addition, she has earned both the AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) designation as well as the CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) designation. Meredith volunteers her time with Junior League of Baltimore.

          • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
          307 International Circle
          4th Floor
          Hunt Valley, MD 21030
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          Kim Barefoot

          Client Associate

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                  307 International Circle
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