Experience

Makes all the difference

We are here to provide quality strategies customized to your needs–and to be your primary source of financial advice. We concentrate on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service. You can rely on our personalized advice, first-class solutions, and extensive wealth management experience.

Thomas Wertz

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

With more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Tom has successfully guided clients through numerous market cycles. Prior to joining UBS in 2002, Tom worked for Merrill Lynch where he focused on high net worth families, nonprofit organizations, offshore accounts and institutional investors. Tom achieved the status of top-ranked advisor in the Washington, D.C. office and was a member of the distinguished Charles E. Merrill Circle of Excellence Club. Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Easter Seals.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • IL
  • IN
  • MA
  • MD
  • MI
  • MN
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA
  • WI
1501 K Street North West
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

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Christopher Jackson, CIMA

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Certified Investment Management Analyst®

Chris is a Senior Vice President and Institutional Consultant based in Washington, DC.  He has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry and provides a broad array of sophisticated services to families and non-profit organizations.  His focus includes investment and strategic planning, asset allocation, and portfolio construction.   The Institutional Consultant designation, conveyed to fewer than 2% of UBS advisors, reflects his experience and qualifications to work with this type of client.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Chris holds B.A. degrees in both Economics and Foreign Affairs. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation after a program of study at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He also holds the Wealth Advisor and Senior Managed Accounts Consultant designations within UBS. 

Chris is an active mentor for veterans transitioning from the military into the private sector.  He has also been involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is a past nominee to be their Washington, DC Man of the Year. A longtime endurance athlete, Chris is a 9-time Ironman finisher, an Ironman All World Athlete designee with a personal best ranking in the top 100 nationally and top 300 globally, and a Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race finisher.  He lives in McLean, VA with his wife Janie, their 2 daughters (of 3) still at home, and 2 chocolate Labrador retrievers.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • 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

Education

  • University of Virginia, B.A. Economics and Foreign Affairs

Credentials

  • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
1501 K Street North West
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

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Jake Sodeman

Account Vice President

Financial Advisor

Jake began his career at UBS in 2012 and is currently a Financial Advisor on the team. He actively works to promote business development and also plays a key role in financial planning and investment strategy. Jake helps a range of clients pursue their financial goals by providing tailored advice based on their particular circumstances, preferences and priorities.

A graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. degree in economics, Jake also holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

Registered States:
  • AL
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • CT
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • IL
  • IN
  • KY
  • MA
  • MD
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NY
  • OH
  • OK
  • OR
  • PA
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI

Education

  • University of Maryland, B.A. Economics
1501 K Street North West
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005

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