Experience Makes all the difference

Jason Erik Stephens, CFP®

Managing Director - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Private Wealth Advisor
239-254-7145

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Jason founded The Stephens Group in 1999 on the premise of providing comprehensive wealth management with the highest level of customer service.  Jason and his team deliver customized solutions that address the full spectrum of wealth management needs for select families. These needs extend beyond investment management to include liability management, trust and estate planning, tax management and philanthropic strategies.

Jason is a Managing Director who has earned the designation of Private Wealth Advisor a distinction leveed to less than 1% of UBS advisors across the globe. Jason frequently speaks on topics such as tax planning strategies, investing for income and other concerns for today's active retiree. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jason has been awarded numerous awards and accolades including:                  

    • Top 1200 Financial Advisors in the United States by Barron's Magazine 2014-2021
    • Financial Times "Top 400 Financial Advisors" 2016, 2020  
    • Forbes "America's Top 250 Wealth Advisors" 2017-2021
    • On Wall Street's "Top 40 Advisors Under 40" 2015  
    • Naples Illustrated "Super Men" 2015
    • Gulfshore Life's "Men & Women of the year" 2019

Jason is an avid supporter of many local organizations and charities including, past Vice President and Trustee for SWFL Children's Charity which has raised over 25mm for local children in Southwest Florida since 2008, participant in the Take a Soldier Fishing event held in Southwest Florida which hosted over 150 active duty military for a weekend fishing tournament, Past Chair and head of the Executive Leadership Committee member for Southwest Florida's American Heart Association’s Heart Ball, past patron to Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, Neighborhood Health Clinic and David Lawrence Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Jason has earned the Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington School of Business and his Investment Consultant Designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton’s School of Business. In addition, Jason is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

In his free time Jason enjoys golf, boating, baseball, and fishing. In addition, Jason is an avid tennis player, formerly ranked in the State of Florida USTA (4.5 level). He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Kelly and children Tyler, Austin, Madelyn, and Nolan. Jason and family reside in Naples, Florida and have spent over 30 years in the Southwest Florida area.

 

 


Registered States:
AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Michael J. "Mic" Lundon, CEPA®

Executive Director
Branch Manager
Private Wealth Advisor
Portfolio Manager
239-254-7119

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Mic is an Executive Director and partner in The Stephens Group within UBS Private Wealth Management. Mic provides portfolio management solutions, comprehensive financial planning and advises on estate and trust issues. Mic also holds the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation which gives him a specialty in advising business owners prior to and after the sale of their business..

Mic has over 25  years of financial services experience, joining UBS in 1999. Mic has held many leadership positions at UBS including Sales Manager and Complex Director in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. In these roles he worked closely with business owners and senior executives and was responsible for a team of 150+ financial advisors managing in excess of $20 Billion in client assets. He was also a five time recipient of the UBS Leadership Recognition Council Award. Mic earned a B.A. from John Carroll University and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

Mic is an active supporter of numerous organizations including Make-A-Wish, The American Heart Association and Artis-Naples. He has served on the boards of Susan G. Komen of Northeast Ohio, Pepper Pike Civic League, and on the Boler School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board at John Carroll University. He and his wife Hallie have two young daughters and live in Naples. Mic enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid golfer and a lifelong fishing enthusiast.

 


Registered States:
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Brett Schumbacker

Financial Advisor
941-364-7208

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Brett is a Financial Advisor for The Stephens Group focusing his efforts on comprehensive financial planning, investment reviews, and insurance strategies. Brett works with clients to understand their unique goals to create and implement a plan that is tailored for them.

Brett earned his degree from Florida State University where he majored in Economics and Sport Management. Prior to becoming a financial advisor Brett held the roles of Client Service Associate and Business Development Specialist and has been an instrumental part of The Stephens Group for the past 4 years. 

Brett is involved with the charity SIDES, an organization that helps children and families who are suffering from pediatric cancer. Brett, a native of Southwest Florida, enjoys golf, traveling, and soccer in his free time. He and his significant other reside in downtown Sarasota full time.


Registered States:
CA, FL, MA, TX


Michael Hodges Heiser, CFA®

Senior Wealth Strategy Associate
Chartered Financial Analyst®
239-254-7112

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Mike is a Wealth Management Analyst and sits on The Stephens Group investment committee as lead analyst.  Utilizing a combination of strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies, Mike develops custom investment allocations designed to control risk and maximize after tax returns.  With a personalized approach, he works with investors to find a balance between their risk tolerance, time horizon, and liquidity needs to achieve their financial goals.

Mike has earned the Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. He brings 12 years of financial industry experience to UBS Private Wealth Management, working previously as a derivatives portfolio manager in Chicago and as Senior Consultant with Northern Trust. In addition, Mike has earned the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation, a highly respected credential in the financial industry which focuses on investment research and portfolio management while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Mike is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Naples.  He and his wife Kristen have two young sons and live in Naples. Together, Mike & Kristen enjoy playing golf and tennis. Mike is also an avid fisherman and looks forward to teaching his sons to be the same.

 


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


Travis John Lazaroff

Financial Advisor Associate
239-249-5027

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Travis is a Financial Advisor Associate for The Stephens Group at UBS Private Wealth Management. 

Travis has expertise in equity and options trading, along with numerous hedging strategies for concentrated stock positions. In addition, Travis implements UBS’s private banking services for clients including portfolio lending, mortgages, and structured lending.  Travis formerly worked as an Equity Derivatives Broker in New York City. He worked closely with many of the largest banks and hedge funds, helping to source liquidity while mitigating client risk.

Travis is originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and holds a B.A. from the University of South Carolina. He and his Fiancé live in Southwest Florida and enjoy traveling, boating, and golfing.

 


Registered States:
FL, IL, IN, MI, NJ, NY, SC


Jeffrey Alan Pierce

Team Administrator
239-254-7130

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Jeff has led The Stephens Group client operations for the past 19 years of his career. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and prior to joining the Stephens Group Jeff was a Vice President at a major Wall Street competitor in Southwest Florida.

Jeff addresses a range of administrative and operational efforts for the team. Responsibilities include beneficiary reviews, wires, account maintenance, securities processing, managing client online account data and private banking services for clients.

During his free time, Jeff enjoys fishing, scuba diving, the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends. In addition, Jeff is an avid Aquarist and has resided in Southwest Florida for over 40 years.

 


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI


April Taube

Senior Client Service Associate
239-254-7126

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April is a Senior Client Service Associate-Team Event Specialist for The Stephens Group Private Wealth Management Team. April coordinates the Stephens Group’s marketing and client service efforts in addition to client development.

April brings 20 years of financial industry experience and is the focal point of contact for our clients. April plays integral role in implementing the communications for The Stephens Group through branding, messaging, and strategic marketing that support the teams mission and maintaining the highest level of service to our clients.

April is an active supporter of The National Audubon Society, and Track to Trail animal welfare organization, dedicated to rehab & rehoming Ex racehorses. April has resided in Naples for over 17years, during her free time she enjoys traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. 

 

 

 


Ryan Jordan Stewart

Client Service Associate
239-249-5026

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Ryan has studied at Ave Maria University and the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the Stephens Group Ryan was a Customer Service Representative at a local hospitality establishment in Southwest Florida.  Ryan maintained secure data and implemented a cloud based management software system for a national recruiting network.

Ryan’s responsibilities at the Stephens Group include client first follow up on all service items including money transfers, IRA contributions and distributions, credit lines and bill payments along with personalized banking services and record keeping.

During his free time, Ryan enjoys boating, working out and spending time with his family and three dogs. Ryan resides in Estero and is a lifelong Florida resident.


Cindy Ellen "Fabiano" Farber

Registered Client Service Associate
239-254-7140

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Cindy is a Senior Registered Client Service Associate for The Stephens Group. Cindy brings close to 20 years in the financial services industry with 12 of those years at UBS. Cindy provides clients with personalized private banking services   Including cash management, wire disbursements, bill payment and processing while maintaining industries highest level of client security. 

Cindy is a graduate of Adelphi University with a degree in Psychology and holds her series 7 and 66 securities licenses along with being a notary public. Her interests include photography, art, literature, paddle boarding and preparing healthy meals for her husband and son.  She is an active volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF) and has worked on fundraising events throughout her career.

 

 


Registered States:
AZ, CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, VT