As the Market Director, Bruce is responsible for leading the Financial Advisors and their teams in Minneapolis as well as the Bloomington business. He focuses on partnering with his Advisors and their teams to help them grow their practices, deliver the unparalleled resources of UBS to their clients, and create an outstanding client experience.
Bruce grew up in New Jersey, graduated from the United States Naval Academy and went on to earn his MBA from Pepperdine University. Prior to beginning his career in the financial services industry in 1996, he served on active duty as a Naval Supply Officer for 5 years as well as 3 years in the Naval Reserves.
After 10 years as a Financial Advisor, he took on the Regional Development Officer role with the firm in 2005. Bruce and his family moved to Minneapolis in 2007 when he became the Assistant Branch Manager in the UBS Nicollet Mall office. In 2008 he was recruited by Morgan Stanley where he was a key member of the Complex management team for 5 years. After spending a year and a half as the Branch Manager of the Ameriprise office in Edina, MN, Bruce came back to UBS as the Assistant Market Head of the Minnesota – Northern Planes Market. He assumed the role of Complex Director for the Minneapolis-Bloomington Complex in August of 2021.
He and his wife, Michiko, live in Plymouth, MN with their teenage son, Alex.
Kara recently joined UBS as an Administrative Manager for the Minnesota-Northern Plains Market. She leads our Minneapolis and Bloomington team of client service and support associates, partnering as a coach and mentor.
Kara has spent most of her professional career in the financial services industry. Beginning at Dean Witter Reynolds in 1986, she has held several roles over the years in management, supervision, compliance surveillance, and client service. Residing in Eagan with husband Richard, she enjoys traveling, art, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Kara holds several security licenses (Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, 66) along with a Minnesota life and health insurance license.
Branch Office Administrator
Maria is the Branch Office Administrator for both the Minneapolis and Bloomington offices. She is responsible for supporting the branch leadership team, the Financial Advisors, and their teams. Additionally, she oversees the technology infrastructure and day-to- day operations of the offices.
She is a recent graduate of Ave Maria University in Southwest Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing with a Minor in Accounting. She resides in Minnetonka with her daughter, Everleigh. Outside of the office she enjoys being outdoors, cooking for her friends and family, spending time with Everleigh, and reading the latest novels.