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Established in 1988, the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Headquarters Branch is located in the heart of New York City. We are rightfully known for having access and strength as the flagship office. Our individualized approach attracts outstanding Financial Advisors who are highly motivated and value the client-advisor relationship. Intimate and supportive, yet backed by powerful resources we provide unique advantages. Our 150 Financial Advisors are equipped with the best possible resources to provide a world class client experience and compete in an ever-changing marketplace.

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Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • John H. Decker

    John Decker

    Managing Director

    Market Head

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    As Managing Director of 1285 Avenue of the Americas Headquarters of UBS Financial Services, Inc. in New York City, John draws on four decades of experience building and growing a successful team. He sees his role as that of a coach, helping Financial Advisors serve client needs while increasing their business and achieving their goals. 

    John started his career in the financial services industry in 1972, working for M.H. Siegfried and Co. In 1975, he became a Financial Advisor for Bache and Co., now Wells Fargo Investments, LLC, and was promoted to Branch Manager of its St. Louis Office in 1978. In 1983, John relocated to New York and became a Partner and Senior Managing Director for Sussex Securities, Inc. 

    In 1986, he moved to Houston, Texas to become Senior Vice President and Branch Manager for the Downtown Houston Branch of PaineWebber. In 1992, the firm transferred him back to New York City to manage the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Headquarters Branch. UBS has empowered John to provide global resources to clients and Financial Advisors by establishing decision making autonomy at the branch level. John has since grown the Branch from $10 Million in revenue and $700 Million assets under management to $325 Million in revenue and $49.5 Billion assets under management. John Decker is the only manager at UBS who has achieved the firm's prestigious Field Leadership Council 18 times. 

    John graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree from Graceland University in 1972. He subsequently attended the Wharton Business Executive Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania, completed an Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School, and is a graduate of the Leadership and Management Program of the Darden School for Executive Education. 

    John is a recipient of the Ed Connelly Leadership Award which is the highest and most coveted award a field leader can earn at UBS, and was named one of Wall Street’s top 10 branch managers.

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        • Kellie P. Brady

          Kellie Brady

          Managing Director

          Complex Director

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          Kellie Brady is an Managing Director and Complex Director of the New York Private Wealth Management West complex. 

          Kellie has spent her entire 21-year career at UBS, beginning with predecessor firm PaineWebber. Following the merger of PaineWebber with UBS Financial Services Inc. in 2000, Kellie opted to pursue a career in management. She quickly ascended to a number of key field leadership positions, including Complex Director of the Columbus, OH branch – a position she held from 2006-2008.

          Since her return to New York City in 2008, Kellie has focused her efforts on strengthening the industry's leading wealth management office. As a Private Wealth Management Branch Manager, Kellie combines the client focus of a boutique with the footprint, strength and expertise of the world's only truly global wealth manager. This approach has led to the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Headquarters Branch becoming the office of choice for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients and the Private Wealth Advisors who serve them.

          Kellie holds her Executive MBA from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John's University. Kellie is passionate about inspiring and igniting the next generation of female entrepreneurs. To that end, she has served on several panels for UBS, St. John's University and Queens College, speaking to young women about their professional aspirations and careers in wealth management. An active member of the community, Kellie is an ardent supporter of a number of philanthropic organizations, including St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, No Greater Sacrifice, and the American Corporate Partners Mentorship Program, a nationwide nonprofit organization that assists veterans transitioning from meaningful military careers to the civilian workforce.

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            • John Alex

              John Alex, AIFA, CEPA

              Executive Director

              Branch Manager

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              As a Branch Manager of the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Branch, John also oversees the branch Corporate Employee Financial Services business. John joined UBS Financial Services Inc. in 1998 as a Management Training Advisor in Weehawken, NJ, where he successfully trained more than 1,200 Financial Advisors.

              In 2000, John joined the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Branch as a Sales Manager. Prior to working at UBS, John worked as a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Manager at Merrill Lynch, where he advised high net worth clients in financial and estate planning. John’s diversified experience and knowledge of the business make him an invaluable partner to our Financial Advisors, helping them identify investment solutions that meet client needs, and develop strategies for growing their business.

              John graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He and his wife, Virginia, reside in Haworth, NJ, with their two sons, John and Max. In his free time, John enjoys boating and fishing. He is also a Merchant Marine Officer and Captain in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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                  • Matthew J. Beaulieu

                    Matthew J. Beaulieu, CEPA

                    Executive Director

                    Branch Manager

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                    Matt is a Branch Manager of the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Branch covering the 16th and 18th floors. Matt is also responsible for running the day to day operations of the office including administration, compliance, operations as well as P&L management of the office.

                    Matt joined UBS Financial Services Inc. in 1994 and has served the firm in a variety of roles. Matt's previous roles include, Head of Business Management for WMAG East, covering the Eastern half of the US. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer for UBS's Private Wealth Management Division, focused on growing the UHNW Segment within the firm. Matt has also served as the Divisional Supervisory Officer for Private Wealth Management, as a Branch Manager, Complex Manager, Recruiting Officer and Business Development Officer.

                    Matt holds a B.A. in Political Science from West Virginia University and an M.B.A. for New York University. He currently resides in Oceanport, NJ with wife Lisa and their son Dylan. Matt enjoys golfing, swimming, yoga, reading, and traveling with his family.

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                        • Neal Cooper

                          Neal Cooper

                          Executive Director

                          Branch Manager

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                            Neal began his career in a business development role at PaineWebber in 1995. Neal went on to become a Financial Advisor and was selected to participate in the UBS Management Development and Field Leadership Program in 2001. Over the next several years, Neal held various sales management roles in Melville, New York City, as well as the Regional Sales Manager for Southern Atlantic. In 2007, Neal was offered the opportunity to be the Assistant Branch Manager at Smith Barney and was later named Branch Manager of the 101 Park Avenue Office in 2012. He was also recognized on Wall Street as one of the 100 leading Branch Managers nationwide in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2015, Neal joined the 1285 Headquarters office of UBS as Branch Manager and is responsible for sales, middle market equity and fixed income. Neal works diligently with Financial Advisors to help them overcome obstacles they face with growing their business and delivering the firm to their clients.  

                            Neal was born and raised in Riverdale, NY and currently resides with his wife Hyla, their daughter Ava and son Eli on the East side of Manhattan. He enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, running marathons, tennis and traveling.

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                                •  Thomas R. Conigatti

                                  Thomas R. Conigatti, CPWA, CRPC, CEPA

                                  Executive Director

                                  Branch Manager

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                                  Thomas Conigatti is an Executive Director and Assistant Market Head for the New York Private Wealth Management West Complex.

                                  Tom started his career in the financial services industry with JPMorgan Chase. In 2010, he moved to Merrill Lynch where he worked as a Financial Advisor, and later, as a Sales Manager, servicing individual, institutional and corporate clients. In 2013, Tom joined UBS Financial Services Inc. as Sales Manager of the Wealth Advice Center in Weehawken, NJ. In this role, Tom was responsible for leading a team of 110 Financial Advisors and 6 Sales Managers, overseeing $10 billion of client assets. In 2017, Tom joined the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Headquarters Market, and in 2020, the New York Private Wealth Management Market, where he served as an Assistant Market Head for the industry's leading wealth management offices across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

                                  Tom graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University in Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He maintains his Series 7, 66, 9, 10 and insurance licenses. Tom also holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® designation from the Investments & Wealth Institute™ in conjunction with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® designation from the College for Financial Planning®; and the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation from the Exit Planning Institute™.

                                  An active member of the community, Tom supports a number of philanthropic organizations, including the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, God's Love We Deliver, SuitUp, No Greater Sacrifice, and the American Corporate Partners Mentorship Program, a nationwide nonprofit organization that assists veterans transitioning from meaningful military careers to the civilian workforce.

                                   

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