Experience

Makes all the difference

Mike Gatewood

Managing Director

Market Executive

Michael is responsible for leading Chicago Wealth Management and Midwest Private Management as the Market Head. In this capacity, he brings together the firm's best in class resources, talent and capabilities to create and sustain success for our clients in the Americas.  Combining the client focus of a boutique firm with the footprint, strength and expertise of the world's only truly global wealth manager, UBS is committed to being the office of choice for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients and the financial advisors who serve them.

 

With more than 21 years in the wealth management business, Michael brings a wide breadth and depth of experience having served in a multitude of capacities including Complex Director, Branch Manager, Regional Sales Manager and member of the Equity Advisory Group.  Michael has served as the co-head of the firm's Leadership Advisory Council and leads the Veteran Network in the Midwest.  Michael has also been recognized by On Wall Street as one of the top 10 Branch Managers.

 

Michael is responsible for the Private Wealth Management and Wealth Management offices in Chicago which include the Chicago Tower, Northbrook, Oakbrook, Barrington and Naperville. Additionally, his responsibility extends across the Midwest Private Wealth satellite offices in Birmingham, Bloomington, Brookfield, Cincinnati, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Lincoln, Louisville, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Troy, Cleveland and Wayzata.

 

Mike earned his B.B.A. in Finance from Southeast Oklahoma State University where he played Division II basketball.  Mike, his wife and three sons live in Hinsdale, IL.

Registered States:
  • AR
  • AZ
  • FL
  • IL
  • KY
  • MA
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NE
  • OH
  • OR
  • PR
  • UT
  • WI

Craig Tomasino

Executive Director

Market Director

Craig has been with UBS for 16 years and serves as the Complex Director of the Chicago, Oakbrook and Barrington offices. His career at UBS began in the firm's Graduate Training Program, and after 2 years of rotating through various areas of the firm, took on his first assignment as a Strategic Analyst in the CEO's office. Two years later he began his field management career as an Assistant Branch Manager in the 299 Park Avenue office of New York City, where he served for 3 years before becoming Branch Manager of the Providence and Newport Rhode Island offices. He was appointed Market Head of the legacy Metro Chicago Market in 2017 before becoming Complex Director of Chicago, Oakbrook and Barrington, IL. 

Originally from Joliet, Illinois, where his parents still reside, Craig is a graduate of Yale University and was also a member of the school's football team. He and his wife Jennifer live in Lincoln Park, Chicago and have two daughters.

Registered States:
  • CA
  • FL
  • IL
  • IN
  • NC
  • NV
  • SC
  • TN
  • WI
One Tower Lane
Oakbrook Terrace Tower, Suite 1700
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Tess Segal

Director

Associate Market Executive

Tess focuses on supporting market wide initiatives and sales practices while serving as the Assistant Market Head of the Chicago Market. Tess has been with UBS for the past eight years spending time both in the field and at UBS Asset Management.  Tess started her career at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Market in NYC where she supported the administrative processes for Financial Advisors, Team Associates and the entire Management Team.  Prior to her current role, she was the NY Metro Region's Investment Consultant for UBS Asset Management where she partnered with Financial Advisors and their clients to find solutions to help them meet their financial and personal goals.

Tess holds FINRA Series 7, 9, 10, 66 licenses and NY State Life, Health and Accident Insurance Licenses. Tess graduated from Syracuse University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Economics. Tess is originally from Chicago but has spent much of her professional career in NYC/ NJ area with her husband Joe and her cat Beatrice. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to Italy and visiting wineries in the Finger Lakes of NY.

Registered States:
  • CT
  • FL
  • IL
  • IN
  • NJ
  • NY
  • PA
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Andrew Dempsey

Director

Market Director

Andrew has been with UBS for 6 years and serves as the Branch Manager of the Northbrook office. His career at UBS began in the firm's Graduate Training Program, and after 2 years of rotating through various areas of the firm, took on his first assignment as a Business Strategist for one of the first Divisional Directors. Two years later he began his field management career as an Assistant Market Head of the Chicago Market that included offices in Downtown Chicago, Northbrook, Oakbrook, Barrington, Naperville, and Madison, Brookfield & Milwaukee Wisconsin. 

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Andrew graduated from Bucknell University where he earned a B.S. in Economics and was a member of the school’s men’s varsity lacrosse team. He currently resides in Chicago, IL. 

Registered States:
  • FL
  • IL
  • SC
  • TN
One Northbrook Place
5 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

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David Melby

Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

Financial Advisor

My career began in 1993 at Dean Witter Reynolds.  After teaming up with my Father Bill Melby, we spent the next 20 years at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. and Wells Fargo Advisors until I recently joined UBS Financial Services, Inc., in 2016.

Through my professional years there has been one goal that has remained constant, "to focus on each individual client's specific needs and customizing a plan that will best meet their personal goals and objectives".

I have always enjoyed building strong, trusting relationships with my clients and their families and looking out for their best interests has been my most important responsibility.

My wife Rose and I reside in Naperville, where we've enjoyed the challenges of raising our three beautiful daughters, Juliana, Alexandra and Gabriella.

Registered States:
  • AZ
  • CA
  • CO
  • DC
  • FL
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • MA
  • MI
  • MT
  • NC
  • NY
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • TX
  • VA
  • WA
  • WI
One Tower Lane
Oakbrook Terrace Tower, Suite 1700
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Kerry Schwarcz

Director

Market Administrative Officer

Kerry is currently Director and Market Administrative Officer – Metro Chicago for UBS Wealth Management Americas.

She is responsible for all Administrative responsibilities for the market area; including managing and leading our Client Service Associates. Kerry brings over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined us from Morgan Stanley in downtown Chicago, where she held a similar position in one of the largest headcount branches in the country (235 employees). She joined Smith Barney, in 2006, and became part of the eventual joint venture with MS.

Kerry received an outstanding education from The Ohio State University Columbus Ohio. Her leadership skills blossomed early as she captained the Buckeye tennis team for three of her four years on the team.

Kerry began her professional career on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) working with commodities, options and S&P traders. She traded bonds off the floor for a few years before moving to an office manager position with a proprietary trading firm where she spent seven years before joining Smith Barney.

Kerry lives in Northbrook with her husband, Andy, 9-year old twin daughters, Sammi and Lexi, and 10-year old son, Zack. She enjoys sports, including all things Chicago. In addition to being an active mother and sports fan, Kerry likes to travel and read.

Registered States:
  • IL

Education

  • The Ohio State University- Columbus Ohio
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Jake Richmond

Associate Director

Admin Manager

Jake earned his BS in Management, and has spent his career in the service industry, working with colleges and universities before joining the Finance world in 2017 with Merrill Lynch. Jake is a dedicated leader, using his skills to help bridge the gap between the needs of the client and the needs of the business. He brings many years of experience developing Support Team Members and their Teams to their highest potential. In his free time, Jake loves to travel and is an avid foodie! He and his husband John dedicate a lot of their extra-curricular activities to non-profit volunteering with at-risk youth and the homeless in the greater Chicago area when they are not traveling with their dogs Samwell and Meera.

Registered States:
  • IL
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Deb Kraak

Director

Supervisory Officer

Registered States:
  • IL
  • WI
One Northbrook Place
5 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Chuck Lazzara

Associate Director

Branch Operations Manager

Registered States:
  • IL
One Tower Lane
Oakbrook Terrace Tower, Suite 1700
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Ed Samano

Director

Supervisory Officer

Registered States:
  • IL
One Northbrook Place
5 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Conchita Campbell

Authorized Officer

Branch Office Administrator

Conchita has been a part of the UBS family for 13 years. She started out as a Receptionist with Restaurant Associates. As a new branch opened, Conchita was offered an opportunity to join the Operations department of the growing business and has been a dedicated employee, providing exceptional service to UBS clients and staff. Conchita has background history in Human Resources and was asked to take on some HR responsibilities with onboarding UBS employees.

In April of 2016, Conchita joined the Chicago Tower Market Area Management Team as a Branch Office Administrator.

Conchita attended Chicago State University and earned a degree in education. Conchita has volunteered her services in multiple UBS projects. Conchita currently resides in Chicago with her husband Jeffery and daughter. In her time away from work she enjoys planning events for her family, shopping and cooking.

Education

  • Chicago State University , Education
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Diane Solem

Associate Director

Executive / Team Assistant

Diane has over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. She is currently the Executive Team Assistant for the Metro Chicago Market.

Diane began her career as a Client Service Associate at PaineWebber. She previously became a Branch Office Administrator at Prudential Securities. From there she joined UBS as a Registered Branch Office Administrator and Branch Technology Liaison.

Diane resides in Elmhurst with her sons, Jake and Zach. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Registered States:
  • IL
One Tower Lane
Oakbrook Terrace Tower, Suite 1700
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Kara Cooke

Authorized Officer

Wealth Planning Associate

Kara is the Wealth Planning Associate and works closely with Financial Advisors in the Chicago Market as they help clients pursue their financial goals through comprehensive planning.  As a financial planner, she provides expert analysis, planning and strategies of wealth management. 

Kara graduated from University of Georgia, where she majored in Finance and minored in French.  She has her series 7 and series 66 licenses with FINRA. 

Registered States:
  • IL
One North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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Tara Zielinski

Digital Specialist

Tara is the Digital Specialist for the Wealth Management and Midwest Private Wealth Chicago Office. She acts as an internal consultant to provide Financial Advisors and Team Associates with personalized in-person and remote support for all digital tools used at UBS. She works closely with the rest of the management team to determine a comprehensive plan that promotes technology and serves advisors, their teams, and clients.