Experience Makes all the difference

Robert Swanson, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®

Executive Director
Branch Manager
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)
201-845-4415

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With over 16 years of financial industry experience, Robert is a Director and Branch Manager responsible for leading the UBS wealth management business in Bergen County, New Jersey.  Robert is a dedicated field leader and understands the importance of providing a differentiated client experience through unique perspective, comprehensive advice, trusted guidance and service excellence.  In his role, Robert partners with Financial Advisors and client service teams as it relates to various aspects of delivering high net worth client solutions, business development and practice management. Robert takes pride in helping advisors leverage the full capabilities and resources of a global firm while supporting an entrepreneurial environment and culture that fosters business growth.   

Robert joined UBS in 2006 at the 1285 Avenue of Americas branch in New York City.  Robert held a variety of sales leadership roles during his tenure in New York.  He first joined UBS as an investment analyst working closely with Financial Advisors and clients on asset allocation strategies, portfolio construction and investment planning.  Robert quickly ascended into leadership roles where he then served as a Sales Manager and eventually the Assistant Complex Director at the headquarters office. In May 2015, Robert assumed the role of Branch Manager in Westport, CT where he was responsible for leading 38 Financial Advisors and overseeing $44 million in revenues, $5 billion in assets under management.

Prior to joining UBS, Robert worked for Dreyfus Investments as a Regional Internal Wholesaler and Product Specialist responsible for mutual funds and separately managed account sales.  Robert began his career as a Financial Planner at Sagemark Consulting in Rochester, NY. 

Robert received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University at Buffalo and a Master of Science in Finance from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.

In addition, he earned the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation, the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) through the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®) designation.  Robert holds the Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63 & 65 securities licenses and state Life & Health Insurance licenses. 

Robert resides in Greenwich, CT with his wife, Jaclyn and their two sons, Ryan and Connor. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, fitness, skiing, and participatory sports. 


Registered States:
AR, CA, CT, FL, MA, NJ, NY


A. Augie Glasser

Director
Assistant Market Head
201-525-2486

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Augie Glasser leads the sales strategy and execution in the Bergen County Complex.  Augie joined UBS Financial Services in 2006 after spending 10 years as a Senior Proprietary Equities Trader within the hedge fund industry.  Augie utilizes his deep investment and financial services experience to ensure Financial Advisors and their teams are provided with the very best service, research and leadership to help them achieve the goals of their clients and their practice.  Augie holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 31, 55, 63 and 65 licenses in addition to his license for Life Insurance. 


Registered States:
CT, FL, NJ, NY, PA


Kate Hernandez

Director
Supervisory Officer
201-441-4088

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Kate Hernandez is the Supervisory Officer of the Bergen County office. Kate joined UBS Financial Services in 2006 and has spent her entire financial services career in the Bergen County Complex. Kate’s broad experience across operations, compliance and administration allows her to assist Client Service Associates and help Financial Advisors effectively run their practice.

Kate holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 9, 10, and 66 licenses in addition to licenses for Life, Accident and Health. Kate graduated from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Kate, her husband and daughter reside in Lodi, New Jersey.


Registered States:
CA, CT, FL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TX, VA


Sherry L. Swenson

Associate Director
Assistant Operations Manager
201-587-2738

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Sherry is the Operations Manager of the Bergen County office. She joined PaineWebber as a Sales Assistant with a small branch and held many positions during her tenure including Assistant to the Branch Manager, Operations Manager, and Administrative Manager. When UBS took over for PaineWebber, she continued on as the Administrative Manager. She later joined the Paramus Complex in 2008 as a Compliance Analyst and subsequently moved back into her current role. With over 30 years of operational and management experience, Sherry handles the day to day operations of the branch. Sherry has the expertise and has developed relationships in all areas of home office that help her get the job done.

Sherry earned a BA in Economics from Douglass College, Rutgers University. Sherry is married with two children. In her spare time she volunteers with the Girls Scouts. Her family enjoys spending time together skiing and playing soccer.


Christian Graff, CFP®, CRPC®, AWMA®

Wealth Planning Associate
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
201-441-4952

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Christian Graff is a Wealth Planning Analyst in the Bergen County Complex. He joined UBS Financial Services in 2016 as a member of the Wealth Advice Center, where he would build financial plans and advise clients on their investment portfolios. Christian partners with Financial Advisors to build comprehensive financial plans in order to identify methods to position clients for the present and future.

Christian earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Susquehanna University, where he was a defenseman on the Men's Lacrosse team. Christian holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) and Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM (AWMA®) designations, and maintains his FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. In addition, he holds his New Jersey Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, going to sporting events, coaching youth Lacrosse and staying active. Christian currently resides in Wayne, New Jersey.


Registered States:
NJ, NY


Kyle Cholawa

Wealth Planning Associate
201-587-2734

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Kyle Cholawa is a Wealth Planning Analyst of the Bergen County Complex. He joined UBS Financial Services in 2016 at the Wealth Advice Center where he provided advice and guidance to Emerging Affluent clients. Kyle collaborates with Financial Advisors to compose, analyze and deliver financial plans for clients to help them be prepared for both current and future goals and objectives.

Kyle graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut with a B.A. in Sociology. He currently maintains his FINRA series 7 and 66 licenses. When not working Kyle enjoys dining out, playing golf and listening to music. He currently resides in Weehawken, New Jersey.


Registered States:
NJ, NY