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Our team of professionals distinguishes itself with both financial experience and personal service. We strive to earn your loyalty through hard work, the right advice and a dedication to developing long-term relationships.

James "Jim" Mahoney, Jr.

Managing Director - Wealth Management
May 23, 1958 - October 21, 2018
james.mahoney@ubs.com

In Memoriam

Jim was the consummate professional known for his hard work in and out of the office, his infectious personality and his quick wit. He spent most of his formative years in the Carolinas and was a true southern gentleman.  After finishing his formal education, he moved to West Palm Beach in 1983 where he started a long, successful career in the financial services industry. His skills as an advisor were in constant demand from both clients and many financial firms. Jim was currently at the pinnacle of his career while working as a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager here at UBS. He began his career at J.B. Hanauer, followed by tenures at Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Jim was consistently a top producer in the industry and always well respected by clients and colleagues. In addition to his many other awards, Jim was named a Barron's Top Advisor for the last nine years. To insure his legacy, Jim brought his son, Trey, into the business in 2012 and formed our team, Focus Wealth Management, with Peter Foley in 2016.

His intense work ethic in his profession and his hobbies is something we could all learn from. Even at the peak of his career, Jim remained humble and still cut his own grass every Saturday. While staying devoted to his clients and maintaining his immaculate yard, Jim found time for his greatest hobby – photography. He decided to pick up a professional camera for the first time 20 years ago and 6 months later had a photo on the cover of National Wildlife Federation Magazine. He traveled the world chasing some of God’s most unique and dangerous animals and captured some incredible images. His trips took him to Africa, Asia and even Antarctica in search of the perfect shot of lions, bears, penguins, and most recently, great white sharks. After years of focus on wildlife Jim turned his attention to his new subject, the New England Patriots. For the last 10 years he has been to almost every game – home or away –  including a few Super Bowls. In total, his photographs were featured in over 200 publications and he had over 17,000 images on the Associated Press’s website. While most would consider his photography a successful career, it was just Jim’s fun weekend job.

There are few who will live a more fulfilled and rewarding life. We will always miss him and strive to uphold his legacy by following his simple words to live by – work hard and be nice.


James "Trey" Mahoney, III

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Portfolio Manager
561-776-2552
trey.mahoney@ubs.com

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Background and experience
Originally from the Carolinas, Trey moved to South Florida after earning his undergraduate degree and MBA from Appalachian State University in 2012. That same year he was able to begin his career at UBS in Palm Beach Gardens. Trey was quickly recognized as a leader among his peers. He was selected to attend the New Financial Advisor Leaders Forum in 2013. In 2017, Trey was selected to participate in an advanced professional program at UBS to build upon his wealth management knowledge and earned his UBS Wealth Advisor designation.

In 2018, after the loss of our team’s founder and Trey’s father, Jim Mahoney, Trey took on the responsibility of leading Focus Wealth Management with his partner Peter Foley. Under Jim’s tutelage, Trey was developed by one of the best. He learned Jim’s process to managing tailored portfolios and the importance of developing strong relationships with our clients so that he can serve them better. Working with Peter, Trey spends much of his time managing portfolios and holds a Portfolio Manager designation in our discretionary portfolio program. He works tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ needs and expectations are met and exceeded.

His hard work and dedication to clients has been recognized by his peers, his firm, and the industry. In 2019, Trey was named by Forbes as one of the “Top 250 Next-Gen Advisors”. Additionally, UBS named him a “Top 35 Under 35” Advisor for 2019.

Outside of UBS
Trey has a number of interests, but brings a camera along for all of them. He enjoys paddle boarding, freediving, and drone photography. He accompanied Jim on numerous trips around the world to photograph Africa’s big cats, brown bears in Alaska and most recently, great white sharks in Mexico. Trey is also active in the community. Over the last three years he has participated in "The Crossing for a Cure" where he paddle boarded more than 80 miles, over 15 hours, from Bimini back to Florida in an effort to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.


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Peter Foley, Jr.

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Portfolio Manager
561-659-9552
peter.foley@ubs.com

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Background and experience
Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peter began his career attending and graduating from Chase Manhattan Bank’s prestigious Management Development program, where he held positions in credit risk management, marketing, and private bank lending.

Peter later moved his business to the Merrill Lynch Miami office where he led the Foley Group, a six person team that primarily advised business owner clients on traditional asset management, wealth transfer techniques, corporate leverage structures and retirement planning. The Miami office was named Merrill Lynch’s top office after Peter assumed the role of Producing Branch Manager.

In 2005 he was asked to attend and ultimately passed Merrill Lynch’s legendary Assessment Center for Leadership where he earned a full time leadership position as the Associate Director of the Midwest Private Bank and Investment Group in Chicago. Recognizing Peter’s talents, he was quickly promoted to Complex Director for the Northern Florida Market of Merrill Lynch and then to the Boca Tropics Complex where he was consistently one of the top directors in the firm and number one in 2011.

In 2013 Peter transitioned to UBS to run the Florida East Complex, which was comprised of 153 advisors with over $150 million in revenue and nearly $20 billion dollars in assets where he was, once again, one of the top directors in the firm.

After coaching and developing some of Florida’s top financial advisors, Peter felt compelled to again help clients work towards their financial goals. To that end, Peter partnered with Jim Mahoney and created Focus Wealth Management. Peter’s current role on the team includes financial planning, operational efficiencies and team management oversight, as well as coordination of lending and client advisors. Having run a significant business, his operational experience is a valued addition to their entrepreneurial clients.

Outside of UBS
Peter and his wife Andrea have two children, Peter III and Audrey. He gives back to the community through involvement that includes past board membership and Campaign Chair for the United Way, The Red Cross, The Community Health Center of Palm Beach and The Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. Although Peter’s most fulfilling hobby is supporting his two children in their efforts to remain nationally ranked sailors, he also finds time to pursue his personal passions of golf, fishing, diving and boating.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA


Jessica Pendergraft, CFP®

Financial Advisor
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
561-659-9525
jessica.pendergraft@ubs.com
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Background and experience
Originally from the Space Coast of Titusville, Florida Jessica is a true Florida native. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from University of Florida and a Master of Professional Accounting from University of Miami. Jessica is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. CFP® professionals complete extensive training and experience requirements and are held to rigorous ethical standards.

She began her career in 2006 just before the recession, an experience that has shaped her philosophy on comprehensive wealth management. Jessica believes that every new client relationship should begin with a written financial plan that uncovers life goals, highlights asset protection strategies, and provides valuable insights for our team to help grow your wealth. She has spent the last two years focused solely on financial planning for Financial Advisors and their high net worth clients across 7 UBS offices. This in-depth experience helping business owners, retirees, divorcees, and families enables Jessica to provide an integrated approach to managing our clients' financial futures.

Outside of UBS
Jessica loves to spend time at the beach with her husband Eric and daughter Sophie.  One of her passions is to travel to as many French speaking countries as she can to foster fluency for her and her daughter. Jessica is also a member and ardent supporter of the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  Jessica often visits the exhibits, music events, and art school. In 2018 she completed the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute program, a nationally recognized leadership development program providing young professionals with an up-close look at the work of one of the nation's premier civil rights organizations.  Jessica continues her volunteer work with the community and ADL as a member of the Civil Rights Committee.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA


Lori DeJesus

Senior Client Service Associate
561-659-9531
lori.dejesus@ubs.com

Originally from Cromwell, Connecticut Lori moved to Florida in 1991. In 1999 she followed her dream of working in the financial services industry and started with Smith Barney in its West Palm Beach office. Lori, identified as the office’s top talent, was handpicked by Jim Mahoney to join his team and lead its client service experience. Lori’s role of Senior Client Service Associate allows her to create deep personal relationships with our clients.

Within Focus Wealth Management, Lori’s primary responsibility and passion is problem solving. Given the complex nature of many of our families’ dynamics, we are often asked out of the ordinary questions and to solve multidimensional issues. Lori’s expansive background in operations and never give up attitude drives her to continue working for our client’s best interests until the situation is resolved and the high expectations of our clients have been exceeded. To better serve our clients she also holds the series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

Lori is married to her husband Idel and has two children, Eddie and Julian, who have followed her love of mountain biking into travel motocross competition. The two boys have also excelled at travel baseball; weekends often find the family travelling together to support their children’s passions. Lori is active in the community and serves in many different capacities within Christ Fellowship Church.


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, FL, MA, MD, ME, MT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA


Justin Warzala

Wealth Strategy Associate
561-659-9546
justin.warzala@ubs.com

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Background and experience
Originally from Minnesota, Justin moved to Jupiter, FL in 2007. In 2014 he started an internship at UBS in Fort Myers, FL while attending Florida Gulf Coast University.  After earning his finance degree, he was hired full time as a Registered Client Service Associate.  He focused on creating custom financial plans, account opening and maintenance, executing trades and marketing.  Justin was promoted in 2017 to a Wealth Strategy Associate based on his expertise and exemplary track record with the firm. He joined Focus Wealth Management in May of 2018.

Within Focus Wealth Management, Justin works with clients to ensure that their relationship with us proceeds in an organized fashion.  He has a passion for providing the same high level of service that is a hallmark of the team.  Justin also assists Peter and Trey in setting up our discretionary investment models to rebalance and optimize returns.

Justin is FINRA-registered and holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as licenses for life, long-term care, fixed and variable annuities.  He is currently studying for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

Outside of UBS
Justin married his college sweetheart Liz in October of 2018.  Justin is an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings and when not watching them he enjoys everything the South Florida lifestyle has to offer.  On any given weekend you can find he and his fiancé going to the beach, paddle boarding, and boating.  Justin's community involvement includes: serving on the Board of Directors for his Alma mater Florida Gulf Coast University, and mentoring younger members of his fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon.


Registered States:
CA, CO, CT, FL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, VA


Thomas Cooper

Client Service Associate
561-659-9571
thomas.cooper@ubs.com

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Thomas began his professional career as a wholesale sales representative for S. Abraham and Sons. There, he became fluent in business logistics and excellent client service. When presented, Thomas couldn’t pass up the opportunity to provide one family with holistic property management. Thomas became the family’s Estate Manager and eventually transitioned from being a caretaker to a caregiver as the family went through the natural life cycle. With a passion for creating and cultivating very deep and personal relationships, Thomas repeated this transition on a few more occasions as various families needed his help in caring for their possessions and then eventually for them.

In 2009 Thomas, an avid photographer and adventure traveler, met Jim Mahoney on a trip to Northern Canada to photograph polar bears. They became friends and travelled together over the next few years. Jim, recognizing Thomas’ dedication to excellent client service, decided to bring Thomas onto the team to increase the service level of his team and provide the expertise he had acquired in helping families manage their vast resources and then in helping navigate their life cycles.

Thomas uses his professional logistics background by coordinating our significant client meetings, events and initiatives that are part of our client service model. Consistent with Focus Wealth Management’s mission of providing extraordinary service, Thomas is available to support our clients.