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.
Steven J. Hocking, CFP®
Steven began his financial services career in 1996. His primary focus is providing financial guidance and counsel to business owners on retirement plans. He holds Series 7, 6 63 and 66 securities licenses, as well as life, health and annuity insurance licenses. Steven earned a B.A. degree in business from California State University, Fullerton.
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
Jennifer Lynn Hocking
Jennifer is a goal oriented individual with a passion for helping people. Her experience in the Financial Services industry has included roles in Human Resources, Marketing and Business Operations. Jennifer focuses on plan design, leads our marketing initiatives and manages our team operations. She holds her Series 7, Series 66, the Charered Retirement Plan Specialist designation and an M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton.
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MT, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WY
Michael Gutierrez "Mike" Curry, CTFA, CRPC®, CRPS®
Michael “Mike” Curry began his career at UBS in 2016, bringing with him years of professional experience working in financial services and investment management from Goldman Sachs & Neuberger Berman LLC. From Mike’s time in the industry, he has gained critical expertise in client service, process management and fiduciary oversight. He puts his experience to work through managing and building client relationships, while simultaneously providing outstanding client service – ever striving towards self-improvement in order to learn more about the industry for the clients he supports. Following this guiding principle, Mike maintains the prestigious Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist designations and is an active member of the National Association of Plan Advisors. Mike is excited to be working in a capacity that helps people prepare for the future by investing for retirement today.
Mike resides in the South Bay region of Los Angeles and enjoys spending his free time exploring all that Los Angeles has to offer. Community engagement and advocacy interest both Mike and his wife, Lindsay. Mike is a proud active member of Team Students Run Los Angeles and volunteer coordinator for Heal the Bay. He enjoys hiking, biking and all things fitness related. Mike also enjoys traveling and considers himself an amateur photographer, always making time to stop and capture moments.
Mike holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Marketing Management from the University of New Mexico. He later earned the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the American Bankers Association, the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, and the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist designation from the College for Financial Planning.
Mike also holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.
AK, AZ, CA, FL, NM, NV, NY, TX
Wealth Strategy Associate
Ryan serves as the team investment analyst, providing insights on market trends and recommendations, and also conducts participant education and financial goal analysis. Ryan's background is in Risk Management, Operations and Business Intelligence/Analytics and he has held various roles in the Retail, Insurance, and Financial Services industries. Ryan earned an M.B.A. from California State University, Fullerton and holds his Series 7 and 66 security licenses.
Veronica G. Della Vedova
Registered Client Service Associate
Veronica has over 8 years of experience in the wealth management business. Previously at Merrill Lynch and RBC Wealth Management, Veronics joined UBS in 2017. She received a Master Executive in Financial Management from Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina and EOI Spain.
As a team member, Veronica supports the team with banking and brokerage operations, and also assists with investment, economic and market research. Veronica resides in Beverly Hills and is actively involved in several organizations against animal cruelty. She enjoys traveling, exercising and pursuing artistic hobbies like photography.
Veronica also holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.
Jennifer Jill Uy
Senior Client Service Associate
As a Senior Client Service Associate, Jill provides exceptional service to our clients on a daily basis. She helps process plan changes, facilitate communications, and organize meetings and events. Jill holds her Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.
James Kenneth Edwards III
Prior to joining UBS, James worked as an account manager for RMC business management where he was responsible for bookkeeping, cash flow operations, and client services.
He began his journey with UBS as a financial planning intern and transitioned into the Wealth Planning Associate role. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History and a concentration in Economic History. He holds the Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses and the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation. James helps build financial plans for Michael's clients, which includes analysis for retirement cash flow, asset allocation and estate planning.
Wealth Planning Associate
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, MI, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, WA