Experience Makes all the difference

Long River Wealth Management is a group of eleven professionals responsible for more than $1.6 billion (as of December 2018) in client assets. The group is committed to able and responsible investment management through a disciplined approach and grounded philosophy. Our goal is to serve the client of complex needs with distinction and results. Our focus is defining and pursuing the financial objectives that are unique for the client—from growth in capital to retirement planning to wealth transfer. For each client, we value the relationship and treat each decision as if it were for our own families

Thomas D. Lips

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Private Wealth Advisor
860-275-8060
thomas.lips@ubs.com

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Tom focuses on providing sophisticated wealth planning and investment management strategies to affluent individuals, families and small institutions. Tom began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 and joined UBS after its merger with PaineWebber in 2000. He has also worked at Kidder Peabody, which was acquired by PaineWebber in 1995.

He holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and has been recognized annually by Barron’s in its highly selective America’s Top Advisors list since its inception in 2005 (Barron’s, Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014; Barron’s, Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, 2013, 2012). Tom graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in history and received a J.D. from the Harvard Law School. Residents of South Glastonbury, Tom and his wife, Margah, have a daughter, Emily, and a son, Evan. Emily is married and on the faculty of the Choate boarding school. Evan is a journalist in Boston.

Outside the office, Tom has been active in a number of community activities in New England and Mexico, including: past President and past Director, Hartford Stage Company; Trustee, Watch Hill Chapel; Trustee, the Barberi Endowment of Trinity College; member, World Affairs Council of Connecticut; Trustee Emeritus, Kingswood-Oxford School; Trustee, Opera San Miguel; member and supporter, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV


Andrew Worthington, CPWA®, CFP®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
860-275-8067
andrew.worthington@ubs.com

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Andrew began his career in financial services in 1985 and joined UBS in 2004. He serves entrepreneurs, professionals, nonprofit institutions and businesses. Andrew receives great satisfaction in knowing a client’s goals and objectives and working with the client to achieve them.

He is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®), Certified Financial Planner™ professional, holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is licensed to offer insurance. Andrew has a liberal arts degree in mathematics from Colby College in Waterville, ME.

Andrew and his wife, Kathleen, a hospice nurse, have two daughters. Andrew enjoys exercising, road cycling, soccer, boating and photography. He is an overseer at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, member and past President of the Estate Business Planning Council of Hartford, and Treasurer of the board for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and past chair of its Catalyst Endowment Fund.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV


Ashley R. Martella, CFP®, CFA®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
Chartered Financial Analyst®
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
860-275-8054
ashley.martella@ubs.com

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Ashley provides wealth management services for institutional and individual investors. The professionals he serves includes doctors, lawyers and small business owners. In addition, Ashley provides advisory services to nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.

Ashley focuses on holistic wealth planning, which includes financial planning, investments, tax minimization, insurance and college funding. For institutions, he focuses on strategies that seek to provide clients with ample liquidity and enough flexibility to accomplish their stated objectives, while lowering the likelihood of a funding shortfall.

Ashley joined UBS in 2005 after several years at Lehman Brothers, where he served as an analyst. He has received the CFA® and CFP® designations. Ashley also holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is licensed to offer insurance. He earned a B.S. in finance and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. Ashley serves on the boards of the Children’s Educational Opportunity Foundation of CT, and is a member of the UConn National Alumni Committee, which is a part of the UConn Foundation. He is also a member of the local UConn Hartford Alumni chapter and the Estate Business Planning Council of Hartford. He and his wife, Laura, live in Southington, CT, with their son, Austin, and daughter, Annabelle.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV


Andrew G. Baldassarre, CFA®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
Chartered Financial Analyst®
860-727-4657
andrew.baldassarre@ubs.com

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Andrew has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He serves his clients with knowledge honed through a plethora of market cycles. Prior to joining UBS in December 2008, he was a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for US Trust Company. When living in Boston during the 1990s, he served as a key member of the equity management teams at Keystone Investments and Frontier Capital Management.

Andrew holds the CFA® designation, the most respected worldwide investment credential and focuses on portfolio management and investment strategies with Long River Wealth Management. He also holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses. Andrew earned a B.A. in economics from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH and an M.S. in finance from Boston College.

A Boston native, Andrew resides in Bloomfield, CT and has three children. He is Chairman of the Board at the Village for Families and Children and a member of the Estate Business Planning Council of Hartford. Outside of the office Andrew enjoys playing golf and squash at the Hartford Golf Club and vintage car events with the Ferrari Club of America.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV


Paula M. Johnston

Investment Associate
860-275-8048
paula.johnston@ubs.com

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Paula joined UBS and Long River Wealth Management in 1995. She is the group's Team Administrator where she manages the group’s day-to-day operations and administration along with portfolio trading.

She holds the Series 7 and 63 securities licenses and is a graduate of Simmons College, Boston, MA, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Outside of the office, Paula enjoys boating, skiing and traveling. She and her family reside in West Simsbury, CT.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV


Stephen P. Kane

Wealth Strategy Associate
860-727-1576
stephen.kane@ubs.com

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Stephen maintains both the series 7 and 66 securities licenses. Stephen performs multiple roles on the Team, with specific proficiency in developing custom financial plans and utilization of the firm's trading platforms. The financial planning process that Stephen leads clients through includes a detailed asset allocation analysis to help insure that client portfolio positioning is aligned with individual goals and risk tolerance. Stephen also performs multiple trading and analysis functions in an effort to support the Team's discretionary Portfolio Management offerings. Stephen works directly with Senior Portfolio Managers Andrew Baldassarre (AB) and Ashley Martella on managing all aspects of the team's discretionary monies, including being involved in discussions on asset allocation, stock selection, and manager selection.

An alumnus of Roger Williams University with a B.A. in philosophy, Stephen pursued a career in law, attending New England School of Law in Boston. He changed his career direction, leaving law school to instead pursue his passions for finance and the capital markets. He entered the financial services industry in 2009, working his way up through various positions at UBS.

On a personal note, Stephen loves the outdoors and spends his time kayaking, backpacking, fly fishing and snowboarding.


Registered States:
AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV


Carol Anne McKenzie

Senior Client Service Associate
860-275-8092
carolanne.mckenzie@ubs.com

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Carol has worked in the financial services industry since 2007 and joined Long River Wealth Management in 2013. As a Senior Client Service Associate, she is cross-trained in all areas but primarily focuses on the client onboarding process, opening new accounts and processing incoming account transfers.

Carol resides in West Springfield, MA. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and attending sporting events for all of New England’s teams, especially the Boston Red Sox.


Nancy Lucette Gilbert

Client Service Associate
860-275-8061
nancy.gilbert@ubs.com

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Nancy joined Long River Wealth Management in 2016. She assists with operational duties for the team. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Science for Accounting.

Nancy resides in East Hartford, CT with her husband, Marco, and her daughter, Jennifer. In her spare time she enjoys reading and cooking. She also enjoys traveling to Kentucky, where her oldest daughter Jessica and her husband reside.


Sarah Marissa Tremaglio

Client Service Associate
860-275-8019
sarah.tremaglio@ubs.com

Sarah has worked in the financial services industry since 2001 and joined Long River Wealth Management in the fall of 2017. She assists with the administrative and operational duties for the team.

Sarah graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's degree in History.  She is a resident of Wallingford, CT where she enjoys her home along with her husband, two children and pets.  Away from the office, Sarah enjoys adventures with her family, cooking vegetarian meals and nature. 


Dori Ann Wilson

Client Service Associate
860-275-8079
dori.wilson@ubs.com

Dori joined Long River Wealth Management in the Fall of 2018. Dori resides in Willington, CT with her husband, Matt, and 2 children, Logan and Hayden. In her spare time, she is an active "sports" mom and can be found attending one of many sporting events for her son, Logan. Or at dance watching her daughter, Hayden. Dori is also a board member of her local youth football league.


Kelly Jean Hodgkinson

Client Service Associate
860-275-8022
kelly.hodgkinson@ubs.com

Kelly is known by many of our longstanding clients from her earlier and outstanding work as a CSA. Kelly left the group many years ago to devote her time and attention to another demanding and personally rewarding endeavor, raising- along with husband David, a commercial pilot with UPS- her three then-young children. Years later and the children well launched, she returns to our group with the same talent and abilities she displayed during her earlier successful tenure that spanned more than a decade.