Ron Meraz is Managing Director for the LA Market Area. The business consists of five branches, Century City, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Manhattan Beach, and Brea. He oversees approximately 120 Financial Advisors who manage $27.4 billion in client assets, and also serves on the MOSAIC as the Executive Sponsor and VEDC as a board member.
Before taking on his current role, Ron was the Regional Director of the Southwest Region of UBS Financial Services Inc. This Region holds $100 Billion in wealth management assets and encompasses Southern California, Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Approximately 825 Financial Advisors work in the 33 branches of the Southwest Region.
As the former Complex Director of Orange County, Ron managed financial advisors and support staff across 6 branches in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. He was a 2013 recipient of the Edward J. Connelly Leadership Award and received the distinguished honor of being named both Complex of the Year and Complex Director of the Year for 2014.
Leslie H. Chang, CFP®
Leslie has been in the Wealth Management industry since 2000 and currently serves in the role of Assistant Market Head of the Los Angeles Market. Prior to this role, she has been an Administrative Manager, Operations Manager, Financial Advisor and Client Service Associate. Before joining UBS in 2012, she worked at Morgan Stanley and at Merrill Lynch. Leslie obtained the Certified Financial Planner designation in 2010 and is a currently a CFA Level III candidate. She holds her Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 66 and CA Insurance license. Leslie received her Bachelors in Psychobiology from UCLA and obtained her MBA with a concentration in Finance from USC in 2005. She enjoys teaching and has taught Accounting and Finance at UCLA Extension and Keller Graduate School. Leslie lives in La Canada Flintridge with her husband Amir and their two daughters. She is passionate about education and volunteers her time as a member of the Board of Directors of the La Canada Educational Foundation.
CA, FL, NV, NY
Ryan Eric Hollaender
Ryan Hollaender is the Market Supervisory Officer for the Los Angeles Market. He is responsible for managing Risk and Supervision for the Market. He joined UBS in 2009 and has worked in the Beverly Hills, Century City, and Downtown LA offices. Ryan's management roles have included Assistant Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Complex Supervisory Officer and most recently Complex Administrative Manager.
Ryan graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration. He was born in New Jersey and currently resides in Downtown LA. Ryan holds his 3, 7, 66, 9, and 10 securities licenses and is registered in all 50 states.
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
Louie Anthony Vargas
Market Administrative Officer
Louie Vargas is the Market Administrative Officer for the UBS Los Angeles Market. Louie comes to us from UBS International where he was the Market Administrative Officer for the Southwest Location. He started his career in operations and has held an array of different positions in Merrill Lynch's LA and West LA Markets before becoming an Administrative Manager in 2006. He attributes his growth and development to the relationships and experiences he's enjoyed throughout his 18 years and counting in Wealth Management. Louie and his soon to be wife, Anabel enjoy a very busy social calendar. They also love to give back to the community and enjoy participating in philanthropic events within our Market.
CA, FL, NY, TX
Justin Robert Medeiros
Justin is a Supervisory Officer for the Los Angeles Market. He joins us from the UBS West Processing Center. He has been with UBS since 2014, when he started as a receptionist. He soon joined Operations as a wire operator, eventually becoming an Assistant Operations Manager and finally a Market Service Manager. Before UBS, Justin had a colorful employment history working as a drummer, barista, bartender, and a restaurant manager. Being a musician, he has a large passion for music of all genres and eras. You can find him spending his free time watching movies with his fiancee, Lauren and cat Mozart (Mo) at their home in Rancho Santa Margarita.
fiancee, Lauren and cat Mozart (Mo) at their home in Rancho Santa Margarita.