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  • Catherine

    Catherine Lapadula

    Managing Director

    Market Executive

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    • CA
    • CT
    • FL
    • MA
    • NJ
    • NY
    • UT

    In February of 2023, Catherine was appointed Market Executive of the newest International Market in Florida, now the largest International Market in the Americas for UBS. Prior to that, she was the Market Head of UBSi New York for 16 years where she grew the market tenfold by focusing almost exclusively on the Private Wealth Sector in Latin America, Europe and Asia. She is among one of the longest standing managers in the international arena with over 31 years' experience in Wealth Management, 17 with UBS.

    Catherine brings a unique blend of cross border knowledge, experience and advocacy for Financial Advisors in her role. She is distinct in having experience on both the traditional brokerage platform as well as the Private Bank platform. Subsequent to joining UBS Int'l, she worked at Citigroup Int'l Private Bank for over 12 years in the LatAm Wealth Management Division, in various management and sales positions in New York, Miami and Hong Kong.

    In 2021 she was awarded the prestigious Ed Connolly Award at UBS. She was named in the premier UBS Elevate program which recognizes the top 1% globally in Wealth Management. She was awarded the Power women 2021 Award for Leadership in the Financial Industry (a first for a US woman), the Outstanding Individual of the Year Award for the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2022 and has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Offshore Leaders in 2022 by Citywire Magazine.  Catherine has been the recipient of awards such as "Market Head of the Year”, UBS Diversity Award in both 2020 and 2021, has been voted among "Top Ten Branch Managers" on Wall Street Magazine for 2 consecutive years,Top 100 Branch Managers for 5 years running and has served in the UBS Leadership Advisory Council for 6 Years running. She supports various charities such as the Tri-State Diversity Board and No Greater Sacrifice. She is the Ambassador for the Global Visionary’s Perkins School for the Blind and the Executive Sponsor of the UBS US Ability Network.

          787 Seventh Avenue
          787 Tower
          New York, NY 10019
          catherine.lapadula@ubs.com
          Catherine Lapadula
          787 Seventh Avenue,New York,NY,10019
        • Jesus

          Jesus Valencia

          Executive Director

          Market Director

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          • FL
          • NC

          Jesus is the Market Director of the Coral Gables branch in the Florida International Market. Jesus has over 28 years of experience in the international wealth management business.  He has led and supervised teams in the traditional brokerage platform and in the private banking platform. He started his career in Merrill Lynch Latin America Division where he rose through the ranks eventually becoming the manager of the New York International Complex.  He subsequently joined Santander International Private Bank as the Market Leader for Venezuela leading a global team of bankers working out of NY, Miami and Geneva. A few years later Jesus was called back to the broker dealer model to lead a branch in the growing Latin America Division in Wells Fargo Advisors.  He joined the UBS International Division in March of 2021 as the Assistant Market Head for Coral Gables and was promoted to Market Director in April 2023. He majored in economics is married and has three sons.

                550 Biltmore Way
                Coral Gables, FL 33134
                jesus.valencia@ubs.com
                Jesus Valencia
                550 Biltmore Way,Coral Gables,FL,33134
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                Alejandro Plevak

                Executive Director

                Market Director

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                • CA
                • FL

                      Ruta 8, KM 17,500
                      Edificio @1, Loc. 307
                      Montevideo, 91600
                      alejandro.plevak@ubs.com
                      Alejandro Plevak
                      Ruta 8, KM 17,500,Montevideo,,91600
                    • claudia

                      Claudia Koenig

                      Executive Director

                      Associate Market Executive

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                      • FL
                      • NY

                      Claudia Koenig is the Associate Market Executive for the Florida International Market and has over 34 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Claudia joined the Florida International market in 2019 following leading Business Management for the International Division of WMUS where she led strategic projects including the creation of the Uruguay Advisory Office. Prior to working in Wealth Management, Claudia was COO for UBS Trustees (Bahamas) and Controller for different UBS business units and entities and was based in New York and Zurich.

                      Claudia holds several designations and licenses including the Series 7,66, 9,10, 3 and 27 securities licenses,

                      Claudia graduated from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland with a degree in Finance & Accounting.

                            100 SE 2nd Street
                            Suite 2500
                            Miami, FL 33131
                            claudia.koenig@ubs.com
                            Claudia Koenig
                            100 SE 2nd Street,Miami,FL,33131
                          • Ramon

                            Ramon Prats

                            First Vice President–Wealth Management

                            Sales Manager WMAG

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

                            Ramon Prats is the Sales Manager for the UBS International Florida Market and has more than 19 years’ experience in Wealth Management with UBS in various roles and locations. He began his career in Banco Popular of Puerto Rico where he worked in the Investment Bank and treasury division for 2 years. Following that, he moved to UBS in Puerto Rico where he joined the Capital Markets division and worked his way up to achieving the position of head trader. He moved to Miami where he served as the Sales Manager for the UBS AG Private Bank Division serving clients in Latin America and Europe . He later was promoted to Sales Manager of the entire UBS International Market covering all South Florida. He holds a major in Finance from Villanova University and holds the series 7, 55, 9, 10, and 66.

                                  100 SE 2nd Street
                                  Suite 2500
                                  Miami, FL 33131
                                  ramon.prats@ubs.com
                                  Ramon Prats
                                  100 SE 2nd Street,Miami,FL,33131
                                • Clara

                                  Clara L. Alicea

                                  Director

                                  Market Administrative Officer

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                                  • FL
                                  • MA
                                  • NJ
                                  • NY
                                  • PR

                                  Clara Alicea is the Market Administrative Officer of the Florida International Market, where she is responsible for leading the administrative management team for the Wealth Management business.  Clara has spent the past 20-years of her career at UBS Financial Services serving various roles in client service, Supervision, Risk Management and Administrative and Operations Management in different areas including the Puerto Rico Trading Desk and the UBS Trust Company of Puerto Rico. 

                                  Her responsibilities include the oversight of the Market's supervision, human resources, and administrative functions.  She is also responsible for the leadership and development of the administrative team and support staff; coaching and ensuring the day-to-day operations of the San Juan business runs effectively and efficiently.Clara graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with Bachelor of Science in Finance.  She maintains her Series 6, 7, 9, 10, 66, 24 and 53 securities licenses as well as life, annuities, accident, and health insurance licenses in Puerto Rico.  Clara was born in San Juan and currently resides in Miami.  In her free time, Clara enjoys exercising, Formula 1, and spending time with family and friends.

                                        550 Biltmore Way
                                        Coral Gables, FL 33134
                                        clara.alicea@ubs.com
                                        Clara L. Alicea
                                        550 Biltmore Way,Coral Gables,FL,33134
                                      • Bradford Norford

                                        Bradford Norford

                                        Director

                                        Advisory Consultant

                                        Brad’s responsibilities in the Southeast region focus on providing Financial Advisors with strategies to enhance advisor practice efficiencies and increase scale. He does this primarily via Advisory program education and practice management strategies tailored to an advisor or team’s practice goals. He also dispenses portfolio construction advice in accordance with CIO, investment manager implementation ideas and case design assistance. 

                                        Professional History

                                        Brad began his career in the financial services industry while in college and has since spent over 24 years in the business. After graduating college in 1998, he joined PaineWebber (the predecessor to UBS), first as a sales assistant then later as a financial advisor. He would transition to asset management sales, representing managers as a senior salesperson at firms such as OppenheimerFunds, Nationwide Asset Management and Sage Advisory Services, a boutique fixed income manager before coming back to UBS in early 2020.

                                        Education

                                        Brad earned both his Master of Science in Finance and B.B.A. from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York City. He is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), a designation sponsored by the Investments & Wealth Institute and taught in conjunction with the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also attained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) designation which is sponsored by Fi360. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses.

                                      • Todd Greenberg

                                        NMLS #947868

                                        Senior Wealth Management Banker, UBS Bank USA

                                        Current role and areas of expertise

                                        Todd Greenberg joined UBS Bank USA in 2013 and he is currently a Senior Wealth Management Banker covering the South Florida Markets along with both Miami International Markets and Puerto Rico. Todd has an extensive background in relationship banking. He is focused on providing Financial Advisors and their clients a variety of cash management resources along with banking solutions that may complement their overall wealth management objectives.

                                        Professional history

                                        Todd began his career in financial services in 1999. Prior to joining UBS, he started his banking Career at NationsBank which quickly turned to Bank of America and then joined Merrill Lynch during the acquisition. During his tenor, he held positions including Vice President of Wealth Management Banking, Branch Leader, Senior Mortgage Consultant.  

                                        Education and personal information

                                        In Todd Greenberg’s role as a Senior Wealth Management Banker his NMLS # is 641853. He currently holds his Series 7, 63, and 66 securities licenses. Outside of the office, Todd is married to his best friend Melissa and they have three amazing children: Jordan, Alec, and Madolyn. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and is an avid sports fan. Todd is also an advocate and participant annually with March of Dimes Foundation.

                                        Senior Wealth Management Bankers are employees of UBS Bank USA. UBS Bank USA is a subsidiary of UBS Group AG. UBS Bank USA, Member FDIC, NMLS No. 947868. Equal Housing Lender

                                      • Luzi Sommer

                                        Luzi Sommer

                                        Executive Director

                                        Head Portfolio Advisory

                                        Luzi Sommer is the Head of the Portfolio Advisory Group International (PAG-I), a team of experienced investment professionals that focuses on providing strategic and tactical investment advice and on developing tailor-made multi-asset portfolio solutions for international Ultra High Net Worth clients, designed to meet their individual goals. Luzi partners with Financial Advisors to leverage UBS' global investment platform and to engage the firm's dedicated specialist resources.

                                        Luzi has over 16 years of investment experience. Prior to moving to the US, he was responsible for developing and implementing UBS' holistic advice process and local offering in Mexico. Previously, he was an Investment Specialist for Mexican Ultra High Net Worth clients at UBS in Zurich, responsible for developing and implementing customized strategic and tactical asset allocation and investment strategies.

                                        Luzi holds a BSc ZFH in Business Administration with a Specialization in Banking and Finance from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences School of Management and Law. He currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.

                                      • Manuel Dempaire

                                        Manuel Dempaire

                                        Executive Director

                                        Wealth Planner

                                        Manuel is part of the UBS Wealth Planning International Group responsible for educating our clients on complex planning topics. These include tax management, cross-border succession planning, asset protection planning, business succession, and family governance. The Wealth Planning International Group consists of individuals with advanced degrees, extensive experience and global expertise in Asia, Europe and Latin America providing comprehensive planning advice and education to families with substantial net worth. While we discuss tax and estate planning, we do not give tax or legal advice. Therefore, you should consult with your legal and tax advisors throughout this planning process and before undertaking any strategy. We can work as a team with your attorney and/or accountant to help ensure that everyone has all the accurate information necessary, as well as coordinate an integrated process among your advisors. We help UBS Financial Advisors understand the nuances of your structures so that they can provide more informed investment advice.

                                        Half of the Wealth Planning International Group is based in our market. The group consists of individuals with advanced degrees, extensive experience and global expertise in Asia, Europe and Latin America providing comprehensive planning advice and education to families with substantial net worth.

                                      • Andres Gomez-Moller

                                        Andres Gomez-Moller

                                        Director

                                        Product Specialist

                                        Since 2019, Andres has been a member of the Direct Investments Group, providing access to differentiated growth equity and real estate investment opportunities for our eligible Ultra High Net Worth and Family Office clients. Andres works closely with our partners in the Investment Bank, Asset Management division and third-party sponsors, to better connect our Wealth Management clients with relevant opportunities.

                                        Andres joined UBS in 2014 as an investment banker in the Global Industrials Group, focusing primarily on advising leading Transportation, Logistics and Automotive companies on strategic M&A and capital raising transactions, both domestically and cross-border. Andres also has extensive experience working with private equity firms in leveraged buyout (LBO) transactions in the overall industrial sector.

                                        Andres holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University – Stern School of Business with a double major in Finance and International Business. Originally from Miami, FL with Hispanic origin, Andres has resided in New York since 2010.

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