Experience Makes all the difference

The Gamboa Galbraith Wealth Management Group is a team of six professionals responsible for over $500 million of client assets. Our team has the resources and experience to fully understand the markets and build highly customized, comprehensive solutions for our clients. By utilizing the size of our team and a goals-based approach, we provide each client with the highest level of service tailored to fit their unique situations.

Richard R. Gamboa, CRPS®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Wealth Advisor

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Richard R. Gamboa is one of a small number of UBS Financial Advisors who have earned the designation of “Wealth Advisor.” As a WealthAdvisor, Rich is eminently qualified to provide highly personalized wealth management services to his clients. Rich began his career as a Financial Advisor in 1980. He joined UBS Financial Services Inc. in February 2008 after 28 years of service with Smith Barney, where he was one of the firm’s top financial consultants.

Over the past 38 years, Rich has developed a business dedicated to assisting professionals, business owners and high net worth individuals with retirement planning, estate planning strategies, and prudent investment management. He provides a customized approach to wealth management built on a personal relationship with his clients and families and shaped by a thorough understanding of their needs and aspirations.

Rich has also provided consulting services to plan sponsors of 401(k), 403(b) and Pension Plans for over 30 years, and has experience assisting his clients with plan provider searches, fee benchmarking, employee education and communications, investment management and fiduciary education. Rich formed the Gamboa Galbraith Wealth Management Group in 2014 to provide plan advisory services as a co-fiduciary.

Rich graduated in 1980 with a B.A. in economics from Stanford University and was class valedictorian at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois. He joined Smith Barney in 1980 and became a Senior Consulting Group Associate with the firm in 1984. He provided retirement plan consulting to physicians and medical groups through the California Medical Association Retirement System from 1984 to 2004. Rich successfully obtained the Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM designation, CRPS®, from the College for Financial Planning® in 2006 and was designated as a Senior Retirement Plan Consultant with UBS in 2013.

Rich enjoys music and tennis and has been active in USTA tennis tournaments and leagues since childhood. He is also a musician who plays keyboards, guitars and sings. He still performs with a rock band at local festivals, private events and wineries in the South Bay area.


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Joe Galbraith, CRPS®

Associate Director
Branch Manager
Senior Retirement Plan Consultant

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Joseph C. Galbraith focuses specifically in working with the team's corporate clients in the management of their retirement plans. He specializes in helping clients to design an effective retirement plan that meets the unique needs of their company. He helps clients in the selection of plan providers, management of plan expenses, investment monitoring and selection, providing employee education, and helping clients in meeting their fiduciary obligations.

Joe is one of the few specialists at UBS who hold the Senior Retirement Plan Consultant title. Joe holds the Chartered Retirement Plan Consultant (CRPS) designation from the College of Financial Planning. He serves on the Complex Management Team as the Sales Manager for the six UBS Branch offices located in Silicon Valley. Joe is also a member of the UBS Retirement Plan Consulting program's Best Practices Committee.

Joe graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in Finance, where he played Division I tennis. Joe holds a Series 7, Series 66, Series 9, Series 10, and Insurance Licenses. In his free time Joe enjoys to ski and play tennis. He also enjoys traveling; Joe has traveled throughout the United States and visited: Canada, Mexico, England, Holland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Indonesia, Thailand, and hopefully many more to come!

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Edward R. "Teddy" Van Der Velden

Wealth Strategy Associate

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Edward "Teddy" van der Velden works with the team's corporate clients where he provides tailored retirement plan consulting services. He concentrates on retirement plan management, account administration, and employee education to ensure all retirement plan participants receive the education and service necessary to be successful. Teddy works directly with plan sponsors and clients to structure personalized plans that fit our clients' unique needs and financial situations. 

Teddy graduated from Santa Clara University with a bachelor's degree in Finance and a minor in Management Information Systems. Prior to joining the Gamboa Galbraith Wealth Management Group full time, Teddy worked with the team as an intern throughout college. Outside the office, he loves to play basketball, ski, golf, and exercise.

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Lisa Odsander Gronowski

Client Service Associate

Lisa Gronowski joined UBS and the Gamboa & Galbraith Wealth Management Group in 2017. She loves giving clients individualized service and helping them reach their financial goals. Lisa has over 10 years of work experience in financial services and has worked in the Asset Management department of three different large banks.

Lisa graduated from Stockholm University School of Business with a Master in finance and Bachelor in marketing. Additionally, she holds Clarita's Investment Certificate from CFA Institute and a Social Media Marketing specialization from Northwestern University. Lisa also has a passion for design and house renovations. After selling their remodeled house in Los Gatos, she is looking forward starting the renovations on their current home in Monte Sereno.


Michael B. Wu

Client Service Associate

Michael has spent over sixteen years in the financial securities industry and has worked with UBS since June 2001. He has held various operations and service positions throughout his career and focuses to provide the highest level of client service. He resides with his family in San Mateo, CA and enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and collecting autograph memorabilia.


Nicholas J. Lee

Client Service Associate

Nicholas joined UBS in 2015 and has years of experience servicing high net worth individuals. Prior to joining UBS, Nicholas was with Schwab Private Client for Charles Schwab and later moved on to be a Private Client Relationship Manager for Fidelity Investments. Through his experiences in the financial services industry and his passion for quality service, he is a valuable and reliable resource for clients.

In his free time, Nicholas enjoys visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites and discovering street foods during his travels. He is also a die-hard Golden State Warriors fan.


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