Experience Makes all the difference

Adam F. Epstein

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Private Wealth Advisor
Senior Portfolio Manager
Institutional Consultant, UBS Institutional Consulting
212-821-7012

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Adam is the leader and founder of Epstein Partners. His team of seasoned investment professionals has a vision: to deliver the investment, wealth management experience and solutions of a global private bank with the exceptional access and service of a boutique firm. The team’s deep knowledge of investment, tax and estate planning issues is critical to helping their clients grow, protect and preserve their wealth for generations.

Committed to delivering beyond expectations
Adam’s passion for delivering wealth management is profound and consistent. He is committed to going the extra mile to find the solution, the strategy and the opportunity for your family—even when and especially when others have given up trying. Families rely on his tireless work ethic and persistence to deliver above and beyond their expectations.

Guiding families. Perpetuating values.
While Adam is an experienced investment manager and his clients value his market insight and prudent portfolio management, family is at the core of what matters most to them. Keenly astute to understanding the families and their values, Adam believes that the right plan can help integrate the needs of multiple generations, perpetuate values and help ensure a lasting legacy. To Adam, there’s nothing more gratifying than to hear his clients say that their plan has put them on the right path toward their goals. It liberates them to focus on their life and their family.

Experience

  • Director, Credit Suisse
  • Principal, Bernstein Global Wealth Management
  • Vice President, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, business development; head of government pension plan sales, Latin America

Credentials

  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2019, 2020
  • Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisers, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Forbes,Top 250 Financial Advisors, 2019, 2020
  • UBS Pinnacle Club member, a distinguished group of the firm’s most successful Advisors
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)
  • Bucknell University
  • Past president of the Mercer County Estate Planning Council; NJ Estate Planning Council

Life

  • Adam and his wife, Rebecca, live in Tribeca with their three children—Max, Teddy and Lizzie
  • He is the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for New Alternatives for Children and Board Member of the Israeli Tennis Federation


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY


Sheila F. Klehm

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Private Wealth Advisor
212-713-2655

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Addressing the complex needs of sophisticated families
Sheila has earned a reputation as a philanthropist, dedicated advocate for women’s financial independence and education, and talented Private Wealth Advisor. In her career, she serves prominent individuals, families, family offices, trusts and foundations around the world. Sheila draws on her 30+ years of experience to deliver personalized and creative wealth management solutions tailored to her clients’ needs.

Sheila understands the concerns, dynamics and possibilities that significant wealth presents. Her goal is to help clients solve their most complex issues across investment portfolio construction, wealth transfer planning, and meeting long-term trust, estate and philanthropic goals.

She began her career at JP Morgan, where, over the course of 22 years, she worked with and led teams that advised ultra high net worth clients about their personal and business finances. She worked with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth from 2007 to 2014, and has been with UBS since 2014.


“Private Wealth goes beyond a job for me. I’m passionate about helping families pursue their financial and life goals.”


As a regular speaker on personal finance topics for women’s groups and events, Sheila has presented at Maria Shriver’s Move for Minds—Women’s Health Summit, the Villanova University Women’s Leadership Summit, and as a panelist and presenter for Morph Mom conferences.

Professionally, Sheila earned a place on the List of Top 100 Female Advisors by Barron’s, and the Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s leading business journal. In 2012, the Villanova Business School awarded her its highest honor, the Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion, for her distinguished career and extraordinary service to her community and the school.


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY


Noah M. Simon

Director
212-821-7093

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As a senior member of Epstein Partners, Noah focuses on providing strategic guidance and direction for their most sophisticated Private Wealth clients. He builds long-term relationships by proactively seeking out opportunities to advise on more complex wealth planning solutions, including pre-transaction planning, philanthropy, insurance optimization and risk management.

A passionate commitment. A fiduciary mind-set.
Noah is passionate about the impact the advice of his team can make in their clients’ lives. To him, being a Relationship Manager is a commitment, not a job. He finds it particularly rewarding to work closely with clients to develop and implement a comprehensive wealth plan. Planning is critical to helping them pursue their financial dreams with confidence.

Clients inspire Noah every day. Guided by a “fiduciary mind-set” he always puts their interests first, educates them about the why and how of his advice and manages expectations. Noah and his team aim to deliver:

  • Boutique-level service. Anticipate, listen, understand, analyze and then provide impeccable service.
  • Disciplined, centralized investment process. Offer the firm’s best strategic and tactical allocation advice, as well as his team’s best thinking.
  • Customized implementation. Every client has unique objectives, requirements and preferences regarding their portfolios.
  • Collaborative insight. Ongoing exchange of ideas; focus on the entire balance sheet.
  • Results. Get things done—and get them done well.

Experience

  • Director of Private Client Service, Wealth Advisor, Stone Toro Investment Advisors LP
  • Senior Associate/Associate Officer, Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Credentials

  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA)
  • Member, Exit Planning Institute
  • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses
  • Graduate of Bernstein Private Wealth Management “Advisor Training Program”
  • B.S., finance, Syracuse University

Life

  • Noah is the founding Chair of the Children’s Village (CV) Leadership Council—a group of young professionals interested in supporting at-risk youth in the pursuit of success.
  • Noah is also a member of Nexus Global Philanthropy Community of exceptional young social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and impact investors committed to creating a better world.
  • In his spare time Noah is an avid outdoor enthusiast, has climbed mountains the world over (e.g., Kilimanjaro), and enjoys golf and snowboarding.


Registered States:
CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI


Richard G. DeCicco

Director
212-821-7013

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  • We listen. Understand. Plan.
    To Rick, family, health and wealth shape his clients’ lives and their values. At Epstein Partners, Rick strives to make a positive impact on these critical life priorities through prudent stewardship of a family’s wealth, using planning as the starting point.

“We believe that a prudent investment program begins with the right plan. Using a full range of wealth, tax and philanthropy planning, we help preserve each family’s unique value system from generation to generation.”


Before a single dollar is invested, Rick takes the time to understand clients’ short- and long-term objectives. He then tailors financial plans that will encompass wealth preservation, tax efficiency, succession planning and charitable giving, integrating tax concerns, as well as wealth transfer and philanthropic objectives. Rick also helps the team’s foundation and endowment clients pursue their long-term objectives through cash flow planning and investment management. Rick and his team employ asset allocation strategies, as well as executive compensation, wealth transfer planning and pre-transaction planning. Rick also chairs Epstein Partners’ Investment Committee.

Experience

  • Strategist, Capital Group Private Client Services
  • Senior Associate, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Credentials

  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses
  • Chartered Alternatives Investment AnalystSM (CAIA®)
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)
  • Member, Investments and Wealth Institute
  • New York University
  • Marist College

Life

  • As a passionate member of his community, Rick is a firm believer in giving back.  He is a member of the community outreach committee on Cents Ability’s Leadership Council, an organization dedicated to improving financial literacy for high school students across New York City.  Rick is also a member of the Contemporaries at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, as well as the Apollo Circle at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.
  • As a hobby, Rick enjoys staying active at the gym and playing tennis. He also loves to cook, knows his way around the kitchen and makes a mean chili. 


Registered States:
CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI


Jessica P. Lite

Associate Director
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
212-821-7016

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Jessica manages existing client relationships with a focus on operational excellence and the client experience. Prior to joining UBS, Jessica was a business analyst at Credit Suisse Private Wealth Management. Before that, she was an analyst at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co., in the Client and Partner Group, where she focused on institutional capital raising for all private equity and hedge fund strategies. Jessica began her career as a credit analyst at JP Morgan Chase, where she completed the rigorous JP Morgan Chase credit training program. She was also a credit analyst at RBC Wealth Management, with a focus on secured credit underwriting for the high net worth client space. Jessica is a graduate of the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis with majors in finance, marketing and international business and a minor in psychology. She holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.


“Our clients‘ goals often include wealth transfer for future generations. We can help you with maximizing your philanthropic impact, investment and borrowing management, survivor protection and tax strategies.”



Registered States:
CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI


Samuel Rosis

Wealth Strategy Associate
212-821-7019

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Sam supports team operations while also providing an outstanding client service experience. Prior to joining Epstein Partners, Sam was a PPNR Model Analyst for UBS and worked to produce, run and maintain models for federally mandated baseline and stress-test scenario forecasts for the bank. Prior to UBS, Sam was a business analyst in London at Liquidnet Europe. There he researched and launched new markets as a member of the emerging markets team, and created analytics and logic for in-house analysis for classification of Large in Scale Waivers under MiFID II. Sam is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a dual major in biochemistry and molecular biology, and a minor in mathematics. He has earned a Post Graduate Certificate in global business from St. Mary’s University in London and holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI


Thomas William Ladd Jr.

Financial Advisor
212-821-7094

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Through comprehensive planning, Tom helps Epstein Partners’ clients pursue their most important goals and dreams. In his role, he provides expertise in a number of areas, including cash flow analysis, multigenerational planning, charitable giving and executive compensation and benefits strategies. Prior to joining the Wealth Planning Associate program in 2017, Tom worked on a Private Wealth Advisory team as a Registered Client Service Associate. Tom is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in finance and marketing. He holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA


Hunter L. Wynne, AWMA®, CRPC®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)
Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
212-821-7014

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Earning your trust every day.
As a Relationship Manager, Hunter is responsible for working directly with clients, as well as driving the team's "exemplary client experience" initiative.

Through close collaboration with the investment and financial planning committees, Hunter focuses on delivering clients the best thinking of the team and UBS.

 


“We believe that the trust of our clients is our greatest asset, one earned through consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.”


Experience

  • UBS since 2015, a Senior Private Wealth Strategy Associate and Relationship Manager
  • Founded and operated consulting and advisory business in Mumbai, India
  • Investment Banking Associate – Jesup & Lamont (New York, NY)

Credentials

  • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor® (AWMA®)
  • Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®)
  • Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 securities licenses
  • Life, Health, and Annuities insurance licenses
  • B.A., business administration/entrepreneurship, Boston University School of Management 

Life

  • As hobbies, Hunter enjoys a number of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, boating and fishing. He is an avid fly fisherman, and experienced offshore angler.
  • He carries a hands-on passion for collector automobiles from various regions and time periods, as well as a deep appreciation for antique furniture and arts.  
  • He plays tennis, soccer, and snowboards, in addition to being well-versed in a number of water sports.


Registered States:
CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI


Kacey Brianne Bennett

Authorized Officer
Team Administrator

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As Epstein Partners' business manager, Kacey spearheads key team initiatives, working to build an unparalleled client experience and consistently improve business processes and team efficiency. In addition to managing special-situation projects and initiatives, Kacey leads our business development efforts and generates our marketing and event strategy. Prior to joining UBS, Kacey worked as an associate advisor at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she specialized in portfolio construction, wealth planning, and client relationship management. Kacey graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina, where she was a member of the varsity cheerleading team. She is currently pursuing the CFP designation and holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses. 

 

Kacey currently lives in Columbus Circle with her husband, Sean, and two dogs, Lola and Lily. An avid Carolina fan, she has been known to temporarily jump on the bandwagon of any team playing Duke. In her spare time, Kacey enjoys tennis, yoga, and cooking—most notably making healthy versions of tried-and-true favorites. (Ask her for her Chick-fil-a nuggets inspired recipe!)


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY


Andrew Jared Perlstein

Authorized Officer
Senior Wealth Strategy Associate

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As a Senior Private Wealth Strategy Associate Andrew’s role is to help clients achieve and maintain financial success by connecting with them, understanding their financial goals, and offering insightful advice as well as helping solve any complex problems they may have. He is responsible for actively monitoring investment strategies, conducting product due diligence, financial reporting, trading, and seeking alternative investment solutions. Andrew graduated from Syracuse University Whitman School of Management in 2009 with a degree in Retail Management and Consumer Studies. He holds his Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 licenses and resides in Manhattan and Montauk with his wife Samantha and their two dogs, Panda and Driggs. He enjoys offshore fishing, cooking and tennis.

 

Licenses and certifications: Series 6, 7, 63 and 66, Corporate Stock Benefit Consultant.


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY