Experience That inspires confidence

Our vision is to operate a cohesive team of efficient, committed employees focused on pursuing the financial goals of our clients. We help successful people protect and grow their wealth. We offer our clients a combination of trust and experience, as well as an understanding of their needs. We want to get to know you, identify your goals and apply the vast resources available to us to pursue your goals with a disciplined investment style. This combination allows us to help you achieve your goals and give you peace of mind.

William Royer, CRPS®

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
Wealth Advisor
406-238-1750
william.royer@ubs.com

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Backed by strong credentials that instill confidence, Bill brings over two decades in the financial services industry. Holding the title of UBS Managing Director, a rank reserved for the firm’s business leaders, he is well qualified to lead the Montana Wealth Advisors team. Bill focuses on developing in-depth financial plans and executing customized wealth management strategies for clients. His areas of experience include comprehensive wealth management, portfolio management, estate planning and philanthropy. Over the course of his career, he and his partners have built a full-service wealth management team that takes clients through a comprehensive planning process that analyzes their investment, retirement, insurance and estate needs.  Bill is passionate about helping clients position themselves for a stronger financial future. His dedication has earned him recognition as a Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisor for six consecutive years (2014 – 2019). Highly regarded as an industry leader, Bill was named a 2019 Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor. Additionally, in January 2017, Bill was nominated to the FA Advisory Council, a select group chosen to represent UBS and shape the firm’s wealth management strategies.


Bill is a Montana native who earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Montana. An avid golfer, he loves to travel and is actively involved in the Billings community.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY


Todd H. Vralsted, CRPS®, CPWA®, EFC®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
Endowment & Foundation Consultant (EFC)
Wealth Advisor
406-238-1756
todd.h.vralsted@ubs.com

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Listed among Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for five consecutive years (2015 – 2019) and the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers in 2015, Todd has managed investment portfolios through a variety of market environments. Over the past 20 years, he has provided exceptional client service and demonstrated the ability to build close relationships. Helping lead the team, he tailors financial plans and investment strategies to clients’ needs and listens carefully when clients share priorities and concerns, making sure that financial plans are relevant to where clients are in their lives. As a Certified Private Wealth Advisor®, Todd offers the commitment and resources to help address the needs of individuals and multigenerational families with significant wealth through trust and estate planning, philanthropy and preparation for the next generation. With extensive training, Todd is qualified to help establish donor-advised funds, private foundations, endowments and charitable gift annuities, as well as assist clients in philanthropic efforts.  Recognized as an industry leader, Todd was named a Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor in Montana in 2018 and 2019. His numerous accolades from prominent publications demonstrate his dedication to his clients.


Todd received his business management degree from Montana State University–Billings and served as an Army infantry officer prior to entering the finance business. Outside of UBS, Todd is passionate about philanthropic giving and making an impact within his community. Todd currently serves as a board member of The Boys & Girls Club of Yellowstone County and is a past president of the Billings Education Foundation. He is an active outdoorsman, having participated in triathlons and continuing his passion for mountain biking on Montana’s beautiful trails. He also takes pride in keeping up with his daughters’ academic and sporting adventures alongside his wife.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY


Kevin J. Fiscus, CRPS®, CRPC®

Vice President - Wealth Management
Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)
Wealth Advisor
406-238-1716
kevin.fiscus@ubs.com

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Kevin holds two decades of industry experience in wealth management and has built his career specializing in financial and investment solutions. His focus includes retirement planning, estate and wealth transfer solutions and education planning. As the team’s lead 401(k) consultant, Kevin is a key member of the Montana Wealth Advisor team. He works closely with businesses and plan sponsors to help develop customized retirement plan solutions and educate participants about asset allocation, investment choices and planning for retirement. With this responsibility, he takes pride in guiding clients through market updates, investment performance and portfolio strategy. Kevin is constantly keeping up with the market, staying ahead in his investment approach by accessing all the research platforms UBS has to offer. Through careful planning, systematic reviews and frequent communication, Kevin excels at delivering superior financial planning advice and highly personalized service.


Kevin earned his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Montana State University. He is an ardent outdoorsman who enjoys all the adventures his home state has to offer. Kevin also dedicates his spare time to helping and improving the Billings community.

 


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY


Scott A. Hatler, CFP®, CRPS®

Financial Advisor
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Senior Retirement Plan Consultant
406-238-1715
scott.hatler@ubs.com

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Scott brings a focus on designing customized wealth strategies. This includes guiding clients through an exhaustive planning process with short-, medium- and long-term goals. Scott believes a comprehensive plan is key to weathering the markets and ensuring that all assets are working efficiently toward the set goals. He proactively communicates with clients and creates a customized plan to achieve an ongoing dialogue with each client, making sure his advice stays true to his clients’ priorities.  Scott is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional who is trained in personal financial planning, retirement planning and estate planning strategies. He completes over 30 hours of continuing education every two years. In addition, Scott has obtained his Chartered Retirement Planning SpecialistSM designation in advanced retirement planning strategies. His certifications demonstrate skills not only in retirement planning, but in financial goal analysis, performance monitoring and client portfolio review. With nearly two decades of experience, Scott offers knowledge of asset protection, ranging from life insurance, annuities, long-term care and disability. Prior to joining UBS in 2013, he worked as a wealth advisor in the Wealth Management division of First Interstate Bank for nine years.

Born and raised in Montana, Scott earned his undergraduate degree in sports medicine from Montana State University–Bozeman and holds a master’s degree in sports administration from Montana State University–Billings. Outside of the office, he can be found out on the state’s greatest waters fly-fishing or on the greens golfing. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Becky, and their two children.


Registered States:
AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY


Sandy K. Berkram, AAMS®, AMWA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®)
Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
406-238-1703
sandy.berkram@ubs.com

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Sandy has dedicated herself to expanding her knowledge of the finance industry to provide clients with tailored wealth management strategies. She works closely with clients during the planning process to develop a thorough grasp of their objectives while instilling realistic expectations and an understanding of the risks and rewards inherent in investments.  Sandy’s experience and skills in providing wealth management, retirement planning and financial services reflect her two-decade career in investment and banking. When it comes to managing client’s assets and the value of their portfolios, Sandy goes above and beyond by establishing trust, instilling confidence and building personal relationships. To serve her clients even better, she has earned the designation of Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM. With this, Sandy specializes in asset management, insurance, taxation, risk, return and investment performance, retirement and estate planning issues. This diverse experience allows her to provide across the spectrum while focusing on trade executions, portfolio construction and implementation, and investment research.


A Montana native, Sandy is active in the local community: she not only belongs to the Philanthropic Education Organization, but sits on the board for the nonprofit Dress for Success. She is a passionate runner who often competes in races for charity. Alongside her husband, Greg, she stays busy by attending her youngest son’s sporting events.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, IL, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY


Jennifer L. Benjamin

Team Administrator
406-238-1704
jennifer.benjamin@ubs.com

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Jennifer specializes in client support for Todd Vralsted along with the role of Team Administrator. Jennifer provides comprehensive client service in all aspects of account administration and operations, in addition to supporting the team's business development and marketing efforts. Jennifer holds her Series 7 and 66 licenses. 


Registered States:
AZ, CO, MT, ND, WY


Leilani M. Monical

Client Service Associate
406-238-1719
leilani.m.monical@ubs.com

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Lani specializes in client support for Kevin Fiscus. She focuses on responding to client needs and assists with all client administrative and operational support. Lani enjoys getting to know clients personally and is dedicated to delivering the best service possible. Lani holds her Series 7 and 66 licenses. 


Registered States:
AZ, MT, WY


Laura A. Radue

Senior Client Service Associate
406-238-1738
laura.radue@ubs.com

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Laura specializes in client support for Sandy Berkram and Scott Hatler in addition to being the team's 401k liaison. Laura is focused on client service and execution. She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the practice and providing clients a superior experience. Laura holds her Series 7 and 66 licenses. 


Registered States:
AZ, MT, ND, WY


Marci C. Funk

Wealth Management Associate
406-238-1739
marci.funk@ubs.com

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Marci specializes in client support for Bill Royer. She is focused on providing high level service and solutions to clients. Her experience enables her to utilize firm resources to proactively and efficiently provide client solutions. Marci provides exceptional customer service to our clients, assisting them with administrative issues and account maintenance. Marci holds her Series 7 and 63/65 licenses. 


Registered States:
AZ, MT, WY


Erin M. Econom

Receptionist
406-238-1733
erin.econom@ubs.com

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Erin specializes in providing exceptional service to clients. She is responsible for greeting clients, coordinating meetings, processing cash management, correspondence and operational support for the Branch. In addition, Erin provides back up support in client operations and account maintenance.

Erin is currently studying for her Series 7 and 66 licenses.