Experience Makes all the difference

Our team has the resources and experience to fully understand the markets and build highly customized, comprehensive solutions. Our consultative process helps clients clarify their current financial situation, identify challenges and create a comprehensive plan.

Andrew Shantz, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, CEPA®

Managing Director - Wealth Management
203-705-4223

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For more than two decades, Andrew and his partner, Tom Mantione, have been working with senior executives and business owners helping develop comprehensive financial strategies that simplify their lives and enhance their lifestyles. Andrew and his team provide a disciplined planning process that focuses on understanding what matters most to clients and their families while helping identify potential risks. With a passion for financial education and analysis, Andrew is a problem-solver who prides himself on providing the kinds of global market insights that truly make an impact on his clients’ lives.


“My goal is to help others achieve financial freedom. By delivering a world-class experience, we help bring the kind of clarity and simplicity to our clients’ complicated financial lives that make a lasting impact.”


Andrew started out as an academic in biology research before joining his father’s wealth management practice. He brings this disciplined ability to analyze data and break complex problems down into simple, efficient solutions for clients. Working with a select group of ultra high net worth individuals and families, Andrew has been fortunate to work with a highly successful team that has built long-lasting relationships by always putting the interests of their clients first.

Previous Experience

  • Started out as a research academic in biology
  • More than 22 years of industry experience

Accolades

  • Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors, 2019

Designations

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor® (CEPA®)

Life

  • Adores spending time with his wife and children.
  • Supports the arts and education as a patron of the Pequot Library in Southport, CT.
  • Enjoys fitness and golf at the Patterson Club in Fairfield, CT.
  • Andrew has been actively involved with the Courage Foundation, which helps raise awareness and donations for veterans with PTS.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY


Thomas Mantione, CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, CEPA®

Managing Director - Wealth Management
203-705-4222

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Having worked closely with his friend and partner Andrew Shantz for over two decades, Tom and their team are committed to helping simplify the lives of a select group of exceptional families. Serving the complex needs of ultra high net worth clients, Tom has fostered a unique perspective on wealth management that brings together the best in advanced planning and relationship management. With his experience, continued education and access to a network of experts, Tom develops solutions that are specific to the needs of each family.


“Through my entire career, I’ve been helping clients answer the question: ‘What does wealth mean for me, my family, the people we love, the community we live in and the institutions we care most about.”


Tom gets up every morning, as he has for 26 years, jazzed to find solutions for his clients and provide them with an exceptional experience. He has built long-lasting relationships by offering comprehensive planning and integrated investment solutions focused on enhancing, protecting and transferring wealth. His vision for the team is based on a set of core values: put the needs of clients first; communicate regularly and consistently; take pride in everything you do; enjoy your work; and seek balance in your life.

Previous experience

  • Tom has been in the financial industry since 1993

Accolades

  • Barron’s Top 1,200 US Financial Advisor, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisors, 2018, 2019
  • Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisers, 2018, 2019

Designations

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
  • Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)
  • Certified Exit Planner Advisor® (CEPA®)

Education

  • B.A. in economics, with a minor in finance, Fairfield University

Life

  • Tom and his wife, Tizzie, live in Ridgefield, CT, with their two children, Nico and Jax
  • For two decades, Tom and his wife have ridden in the Pan Mass Challenge, a192-mile cross-Massachusetts cycling event that raises money for cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Tom and Tizzie have supported Americares for years, and currently sit on the Americares Leadership Council as advocates for the organization 
  • Strong supporter of the Mill River Collaborative, a group that builds and maintains a world-class green space for the Stamford community
  • Member of the Waccabuc Country Club
  • Tom has completed two ironman distance triathlons, and he enjoys golf, travel, wine and hiking
  • Can still shred it on the guitar like he did in college


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY


Greg Merrill, CEPA®, CFP®

Account Vice President
Private Wealth Advisor
203-705-4218

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Joining UBS as an intern, Greg continued his career as a Wealth Planning Analyst for the New York Private Wealth Management Complex. Today as a partner of The Shantz Mantione Group, Greg embodies the concept of teamwork in every way. His early years as an elite-level hockey player taught him the importance of teamwork and collaboration in achieving greater goals. He and his team, clients’ CPAs, estate attorneys and other specialists work together toward their clients’ long-term financial well-being.


“I’m a wealth manager, but my business is really about people. That’s why I follow one simple rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated.”


Greg and his team have developed and utilize a disciplined discovery and planning process that helps identify what is most important to clients, their family and their businesses—helping them reach their goals. In doing so, he strives to “deliver the firm” and provides them with access to the full suite of global resources, opportunities and thought leadership of the world’s largest wealth manager.

This experience of collaboratively working with entrepreneurs and business owners in addressing their unique needs before, during and after a transition has led Greg to become the founder and President of the Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute. This is a group of local advisors dedicated to changing the outcome for middle market owners looking to grow, transition or exit their businesses*. Having grown up in Southeast Michigan allows Greg to actively be involved and contribute to the growth and expansion of an area he is passionate about.

Previous Experience

  • Wealth Planning Analyst, UBS New York Private Wealth Management Complex

Designations

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor® (CEPA®)

FINRA Registrations

  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

Education

  • B.A., financial economics, Saint Anselm College

Life

  • Greg is actively involved in the hockey community. He is a member of the Young Professional Board for Ice Hockey in Harlem, NY.
  • He is an enthusiastic supporter of both his high school, Detroit Catholic Central High School, and college alumni organizations, where he participates in event planning and mentoring.
  • Enjoys playing paddle and golf at Brooklawn Country Club.
  • Greg and his wife, Tory, live in Stamford, CT with their chocolate lab, Lilly.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY


Jill Faherty Lloyd

Financial Advisor
203-705-4237

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By 2030, an estimated two-thirds of US net investable assets will be directed by women. Never have women possessed so much power to influence the shape of the future they want to have, and Jill is truly excited to provide women with the advice and advocacy they critically need. As a leader in the women’s wealth space, she is inspired to help women create more agency with their wealth.

Jill joined UBS in 2021 with 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and a keen focus on helping her clients and their families achieve their financial goals. She is a frequent contributor to media outlets such as Fox Business News, Bloomberg, New York Times and at conferences including the United Nations, Women’s Investment Management Forum, Women’s Private Equity Summit, CT Community Foundation Women and Philanthropy. Prior to joining UBS, she was a Managing Director and Financial Advisor at Evercore Wealth Management, where she advised clients on lifestyle and retirement planning, pre-transaction planning, investments, wealth transfer and philanthropic giving, with a particular emphasis on supporting women investors through the firm’s Wise Women investor program.

Professional experience

– Managing Director, Financial Advisor, Evercore Wealth Management

– Managing Director, Institutional Sales, Bear Stearns & Co.

– Vice President, Institutional Equity Sales, Credit Lyonnais Securities

– Investment Analyst, Iridian Asset Management

– Investment Analyst, Red Coat Capital Management

Education

– B.A., psychology, Skidmore College

Life

– Jill’s advocacy for women and their families extends beyond her work. She volunteers her time with IGNITE, a national movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. She chairs their finance committee.

– She is an Activator with SheEO, a global community of radically generous women working on the world’s to-do list.

– On a local level, Jill is an advisor on the grant-making committee for the CT Community Foundation’s Women and Girls Fund. She teaches classes on financial literacy to underserved youth in Harlem and she is a member of High-Water Women and 100 Women in Finance.

– Jill served for nine years as president of the board at ASAP, an educational arts foundation, leading strategic planning, finance, budgeting and major donor development efforts. She continues to serve as an emeritus board member.

– She loves spending time with her husband, Michael, daughter, Julia, and dogs, Finn and Flossie.

– She is one of seven children and always enjoys her colorful family reunions.

– She enjoys hiking with her friends and their dogs, and open water swimming in Lake Waramaug and Bermuda.

– Jill and her family live in New York City and Washington, CT.

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Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY


Jill Orlando

Authorized Officer
Relationship Manager
203-705-4225

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A Senior Wealth Strategy Associate for The Shantz Mantione Group, Jill’s passion and her focus are clients—how she can make their lives better and instill confidence about the future. She provides exceptional service, seamless account administration and reliable communication.


“By addressing the issues that keep them up at night—especially preparing for the future—I can help make our clients’ lives easier.”


Jill joined UBS in 2005, bringing more than 18 years of experience working with ultra high net worth individuals and their families. Answering inquiries, account operations, recordkeeping and problem-solving are all part of her day-to-day responsibilities. However, it’s building relationships, understanding clients’ wants and needs and helping them make better decisions that truly inspire Jill as she strives to be an indispensable resource to her clients and her team.

FINRA Registrations

  • Series 7 and 63 securities licenses

Education

  • International business, Florida Atlantic University

Life

  • Jill served an eight-year term as the board president and chair of the Pelham Art Center.
  • She enjoys spending time with family and friends.
  • Jill has a number of interests including cooking, yoga, reading and skiing.
  • She and her three children live in Pelham Manor, NY.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WY


Sarah Petrone

Team Administrator
203-705-4229

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Having worked with high net worth clients her entire career, Sarah’s key responsibility is to help ensure that the client experience is the best it can be. She works with the client experience team to help develop and optimize processes so they can work efficiently and maintain the highest level of client satisfaction. She is proud to be a part of a team that consistently puts their clients’ best interests first.


“I understand the unique needs of high net worth families and the high level of service that they require.”


Previous experience

  • 11 years of financial services experience

FINRA Registrations

  • Series 7, 31, 66 securities licenses

Education

  • B.A., psychology, College of New Rochelle

Life

  • Sarah enjoys baking, travelling, going to the beach and cycling.
  • She lives in Mamaroneck, NY with her husband and her son


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY


Charles Dullea, CFP®

Authorized Officer
Wealth Strategy Associate
203-705-4226

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A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Charles works directly with successful clients and their families to create advanced long-term plans, with a particular focus on helping them build, manage and preserve their legacy. Nothing brings him greater satisfaction than knowing his work has helped his clients gain greater confidence about the future—for generations to come.


“My reward comes from seeing the real difference that planning makes on our clients’ financial well-being—especially when that impact reaches across multiple generations.”


Charles is a veteran of Private Wealth Management, which has deepened his understanding of the concerns and challenges that come with significant wealth, including tax-efficient portfolio structuring, cash flow and estate planning strategies. He is a compassionate listener, keen problem-solver and true relationship-builder.

Designations

  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®)
  • Private Wealth Management Accreditation Program

FINRA Registrations

  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

Education

  • B.A., economics, Fairfield University

Life

  • Charles, his wife, daughter and sons live in the village of East Williston on Long Island.
  • He is an active member of his high school St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, NJ and college alumni networks.


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY


Elizabeth Mahr

Client Service Associate
203-705-4227

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Liz has extensive experience working with a diverse range of private and corporate clients. With a clear focus on serving the specific needs of each client, she handles a broad array of operational, account and administrative responsibilities. These include alternative investment and tax reporting, client margin and cash management review, disbursement processing, insurance maintenance, account opening and maintenance and trading.


“I enjoy forming a connection with our clients. The most beneficial relationships are built on rapport and trust.”


Previous experience

  • 10 years of experience within the financial services industry
  • Held CSA roles for retail brokers and a middle markets sales group
  • Transitioned into Private Wealth Management as a Client Experience Associate with this team
  • Liz’s stepfather was a branch manager for a regional broker/dealer and she began in the industry as an assistant in securities lending

FINRA Registrations

  • Series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses

Education

  • M.B.A., Duke University—The Fuqua School of Business
  • B.A., Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Life

  • Lives in Westport, CT with her golden retriever, Phoebe
  • Enjoys yoga, Duke basketball, and time spent with family and friends


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY


Nicole Murphy, CFP®

Wealth Strategy Associate
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
203-705-4219

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Nicole’s primary focus is supporting the team in creating highly tailored wealth management plans for clients. Dedicated to building strong, multigenerational relationships with clients, she taps the extensive global resources of UBS and the firm’s professional network of insurance, estate and tax specialists. In addition, Nicole helps monitors various client portfolios for risk fluctuations and reporting.


“I’ve grown up in team oriented environments and can translate what I have learned then to now and apply teamwork and communication, to support the diverse needs of our clients.”


Previous experience

  • Joined UBS in 2017

FINRA Registrations

  • Series 7 and 66 securities licenses

Education

  • B.S., finance and international business, 2017, Fairfield University

Life

  • Currently lives in Milford, CT
  • Enjoys reading a good book at the beach, traveling and working out at Orange Theory Fitness
  • A New York Giants football fan


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY


Emily Maria Kurczyk

Client Service Associate
203-705-4236

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Emily joined UBS as an intern, summer before her senior year. After graduation, she transitioned to Private Wealth Management as part of The Shantz Mantione Group.

Her primary focus is serving client's specific needs with operational and administrative responsibilities. These include disbursements, tax reporting, and account maintenance.

Emily is proud to be on a team that values communication and always has client's best interests in mind.

Education

  • B.S., finance, 2020, Fairfield University

Life

  • Currently lives in Norwalk, CT
  • Enjoys the beach and traveling


James P. Shantz

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
203-705-4224

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Jim is the founder of the Shantz Mantione Group. He has devoted his career to creating a holistic wealth management platform that can help individuals and their families realize their goals. A veteran of six recessions and numerous market cycles during his 40 years in financial services, he is well-versed in counseling clients through stressful times. His special focus at this stage of his practice is relationship-building and working with other professional advisors to help ensure all the different parts of his clients’ wealth plans are working in tandem. Jim has earned a Series 7 securities license, Series 3 commodities license and insurance licenses.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fordham University, where he also minored in economics and philosophy. Jim and his wife live in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and have three children and seven grandchildren.


Registered States:
CT