Experience Makes all the difference

What We Do:

When people ask us what we do for a living, we tell them we have the best job in the world. Every day we go to work and get to help affluent families put together all the pieces of their wealth management puzzles. Working closely with you and your other trusted advisors, we can provide integrated strategies regarding all aspects of your financial life:

  • Tax issues. Understanding your federal and state income tax requirements, short- and long-term capital gains, real estate, AMT, estate and inheritance.
  • Investments. Providing a risk-aware, diversified portfolio that may consist of stocks, bonds, cash and alternatives investments.
  • Estate and trust planning strategies. Reviewing the proper titling of assets between spouses (with rights of survivorship or tenants in common) as well as joint and single names in a trust.
  • Retirement and cash flow analysis. Advising on social security maximization, when to take benefits and required minimum distributions in IRA’s.
  • Liability management and structure. Providing essential insights on good debt versus bad debt.
  • Insurance reviews. Offering clear direction on insurance needs, including life and long-term care.

As our team fits together the pieces of your financial puzzle, we find that many of our affluent clients lack continuity. They cannot see their complete wealth picture. We help make sure that all their professional advisors are working together to protect their wealth by developing a written, holistic, comprehensive financial plan.

Because so many aspects of your financial life overlap and cross-pollinate, it is especially important that there is unity connecting all the elements of your plan. In that way, all the pieces of your puzzle fit together.

Jesse G. Vitagliano

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
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Jesse has been in the financial services industry since 1996 and has served his clients honorably at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Wachovia Securities and now having joined UBS in 2009. Jesse's clients rely on him and his team to provide complete continuity for their entire comprehensive wealth management experience. He and his team coordinate and integrate all the core areas of wealth management into a comprehensive financial plan, and he does all this for them in writing. The Vitagliano Wealth Management Group has processes and procedures in place to create seamless connectivity with the clients' other professional advisors, and this is achieved via regular communication with the clients' CPA, Attorney, and Tax Advisor. Building, constructing and maintaining a comprehensive private financial plan, in writing, ensures a high level of confidence for the client in meeting all the family's goals, wishes and dreams.

The Vitagliano Wealth Management Group & Associates exemplifies reliability, credibility and a high level of financial intimacy, and these qualities along with a low-level of self-orientation are the keys to any great relationship. New clients to the Group quickly get the feeling and sense that they have, in a way, graduated to a higher level of wealth management.

On a personal note, Jesse is a former U.S. Marine and is currently active in UBS Wealth Management Americas' Veterans Network. He is a past Board member to the American Red Cross and is currently on the Board of Gilda's Club South Jersey that helps families living with cancer. Jesse has been an avid supporter to many of his clients' charitable passions. After service to his country in the United States Marine Corps, Jesse did his undergraduate work at Rutgers University and in addition, he has completed all his graduate-course work at the University of Pennsylvania and is currently writing his Masters thesis. Jesse has two daughters, Nicole and Jessica, a son, Anthony, and a grandson, Dominic.

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James D. Travis Jr., CFP®

First Vice President - Wealth Management
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I have spent my entire career in the financial services industry with the last 18 dedicated specifically to wealth management. I began my training with Philadelphia National Bank in the late 1980s, capped by my role as a corporate trader/advisor in Foreign Exchange. When First Union acquired CoreStates, we decided not to relocate to Charlotte, NC and instead I entered Merrill Lynch's training program. I later worked for Smith Barney and, finally, Wells Fargo Advisors before joining UBS in 2011. The combination of my background and the global resources of the world's largest weath management firm allows me to provide my clients advice beyond investing.

Through our team of specialists, we can explore every opportunity and feel comfortable with complexity via access to the best thinking. Whether it's investments, income strategies, estate preservation, lending or small business retirement plans, we can critically weigh the possibilities and develop creative solutions. I do not believe in one-size-fits-all or cookie cutter approaches. Standardization may make MY life easier, but my client relationships are built upon making THEIR lives easier.

I graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Policy & Management Studies/Economics, later earned a M.B.A. in Finance from Temple University, and have been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ since 2005. I hold Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses, as well as life, health and long term care insurance licenses.

My wife, son and I live in Moorestown, NJ and are active in both athletic and non-profit activities. I am a former coach and board member for youth football, as well the former Federation Chief of the YMCA Indian Guides. We are supporters of Twin Oaks and The Tender, and I have recently joined the board of First Book's Philadelphia Chapter. We also enjoy watching our son play high school football and lacrosse.

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Lawrence K. Malamut

Vice President - Wealth Management
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Larry has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a Financial Advisor, he works with individuals, business owners and corporate executives in pursuing their financial goals. The process begins by gaining an understanding of the current financial situation and then developing a written financial plan to meet the stated goals. After reviewing the written financial goals, Larry then integrates an investment strategy with the appropriate risk tolerance and tax efficiency to achieve the stated goals as set forth.

As the team's facilitator of investment management, Larry oversees strategic and tactical allocation strategies by managing balanced portfolios while adhering to the firm's research recommendations from both Wealth Management and Investment Banking.

Larry attended High School at the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ then followed in the footsteps of his family legacy and graduated from the prestigious School of Hotel Management at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Upon graduation, Larry accepted one of eight job offers and decided on Washington, DC. After a few years, he then relocated back home to the Atlantic City area and spent time in the casino industry working for Caesars and Trump Plaza. Having been raised working in the family's hotels, Larry grew accustomed to working for himself and after a few years decided on a career change where he again could work for himself. That is when he began his career in the financial services industry joining Merrill Lynch in 1990 and spent 18 years there before joining UBS in 2008. Larry takes pride in how he services his clients, since service has been in his blood since childhood.

Larry resides in Linwood, NJ with his wife Kathy and his two daughters are currently pursuing their college degrees.

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Patricia Wambach

Client Service Associate

Patti joined us in 2014 with over 20 years of industry experience has quickly become a valued member of our team. Her extensive customer service experience in addition to her sincere appreciation for our clients and their families lends to a truly unique client service experience. Patti heads up all administrative and operational issues for the group and assists senior team members in all avenues of comprehensive wealth management.