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Navigating the complexities of your business and your life

Navigating the complexities of your business and your life

A Team Built for Business Owners

The interplay of your business and personal finances requires a team that understands the specific needs of business owners. Our team’s mission is to guide business owners as they journey from growing and reaping the rewards of their hard work, to selling their business and making an impact on the people and causes they care about. With this focus we can help you manage your financial life as a whole, take your business to the next level, consider all your options for exiting and design a plan for life post-sale.

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    John Willis

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

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    • AR
    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • FL
    • MA
    • MI
    • NC
    • NM
    • NV
    • NY
    • OH
    • OR
    • SD
    • TX

    Over the nearly two decades of helping clients manage their wealth, John's core belief is in the power of the human spirit to continuously innovate. This has been a beacon for those around him through good times and bad.

    John has built a reputation for seeking out ways to expand his expertise to better serve the needs of his clients. Through this dedication he's earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor®, Certified Portfolio Manager®, Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist®, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®, and Certified Exit Planning Advisor® designations. All of which are leveraged to provide the highest level of family wealth management, corporate qualified plan advisory, retirement planning, and portfolio construction, and business transition/exit planning.

    After graduating from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences Journalism, John sought out the fast pace world of Silicon Valley startups. When the company was eventually acquired he returned to SoCal to embark on his mission to advise clients as they journey from success to significance. Today their twins, Jack and Lizzie, keep him active with sporting events, golf, and fitness. Outside of John's labor of love, his passions include faith, reading, and fine wine.

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        • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
        • Certified Portfolio Manager®
        • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor
        • Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠
        • Certified Private Wealth Advisor
        Legacy planning
        Estate planning strategies
        Exit planning
        Business succession
        Custom portfolios
        Retirement Plan consulting
        Multi-generational families
        Business owners
        17180 Rancho Bernardo Center
        Suite 100
        San Diego, CA 92128
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        Tyler Webb

        Financial Advisor

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        • AR
        • AZ
        • CA
        • CO
        • FL
        • MA
        • MI
        • NC
        • NM
        • NV
        • NY
        • OH
        • OR
        • SD
        • TX

        To continue offering the highest level of service to both current and prospective clients, Tyler joined The Willis Group in 2019. Growing up with both parents owning businesses in the construction and aerospace industries, he was exposed to the dedication required to run a successful business from an early age. He sought to take this entrepreneurial drive and channel it into helping business owners create a lasting legacy.

        Through our team's discovery process, Tyler aims to provide innovative solutions tailored towards high net worth business owners. As part of the "rising generation", he strives to remain on the cutting edge of technological advances that will ultimately benefit our clients. His focus is to be a trusted resource for business owner before, during, and after a business sale/transition. To help achieve clients' goals he assists in deploying formal financial planning, advanced corporate retirement plans, business valuations, pre/post-sale business tax and estate planning strategies, investment banking solutions, and charitable vehicles.

        As a San Diego local, Tyler is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys traveling, fishing, and fitness. He is an alumnus of the University of San Diego with a B.B.A. in Finance and holds both the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

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          • University of San Diego, B.B.A. Finance
            Financial planning
            Retirement planning
            Exit planning
            Investing
            Alternative investments
            Retirement Plan consulting
            Multi-generational families
            Business owners
            17180 Rancho Bernardo Center
            Suite 100
            San Diego, CA 92128
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            Diwani "Dee" Biglang-Awa

            Senior Client Associate

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            • CO

            Dee began her career in the financial services industry in 2004 and has been with UBS since 2007 as a Senior Registered Client Service Associate. She joined The Willis Group in the spring of 2019 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the team's book of business. Her primary focus is to provide a first class experience in every situation she encounters with clients. Her favorite part of her role is interacting and getting to know clients and their families and witnessing firsthand the positive impact that the team provides to their over-all financial picture. She considers service to others as a virtue and value she holds dear to her heart and through her dedication, she received the Branch Leader Award in Client Service in 2011 and 2012.

            Dee was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to the United States at age two. She was raised in San Diego County in a proud military family, spending her childhood living on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and later in Oceanside, CA where she now currently resides with her husband RJ and young son, Brixton. In her off-time she enjoys interior decorating, reading, cooking, and traveling with her family. She holds both the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

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                  17180 Rancho Bernardo Center
                  Suite 100
                  San Diego, CA 92128
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                  Luis Cortes Dequidt

                  Client Associate

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                  Luis plays a key role on The Willis Group, working with clients and senior partners on investment analysis, trading and portfolio construction. Luis assists our team with investments operations, allowing his partners the increased opportunity to spend more time with clients and have more impactful conversations. He is also the liaison to our internal UBS Chief Investment Office and external research partners, providing tactical insights leveraged in client portfolios. Supporting clients in pursuing their investment objectives motivates Luis every day, and he takes pride in putting clients’ needs first, always striving to achieve the best possible outcomes.

                    • University of San Diego, B.B.A., Finance, Minor in Business Analytics,
                    • University of San Diego, M.S. Finance
                      Asset allocation
                      17180 Rancho Bernardo Center
                      Suite 100
                      San Diego, CA 92128

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