Welcome to United Capital Scottsdale

Experience wealth management, reimagined.

Get clarity and control over your financial life — and focus on living the life you really want. See how we help you do it.

About Our Office

Our office was founded in 1999, and provides comprehensive investment advisory services, financial planning and portfolio management to clients throughout the greater metropolitan Phoenix area and all regions of the United States.

We Do More Than Manage Your Money
We know that managing your portfolio isn’t a job for just anyone. The best advisers track more than just your investments. They also help you follow your dreams to become financially independent, so that you can live the lifestyle you have always envisioned for yourself, and your family.

We Take a Personal Approach to Your Investments
We like to get to know the person behind the portfolio. When we learn as much as we can about your personal goals, we design a custom financial plan with the proper mix of investments to provide the best opportunity for your long term success.

We Cater to a Diverse Client Base
Our extensive client base includes individuals, corporations, trusts, individual retirement accounts, pension and profit sharing plans, charitable organizations and other entities both taxable and tax-exempt. Our experience with a diverse mix of clients gives us a broad perspective on what investment style is suitable for your unique situation.

Why United Capital?

Financial Life Management

We’re not the typical wealth management firm. We looked around the industry and thought that there was a better way. So we created it. We developed a process that’s focused on helping you live your ideal life. One that continually adapts to the changing world and your changing circumstances. We call it Financial Life Management. And it’s totally unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

A Unique Approach

We’ll take the time to get to know you and understand the life you want to live. With collaborative, engaging digital tools, we’ll work with you to create a clear framework for living your ideal life. The result is a plan that’s dynamic and personalized — not one-and-done or one-size-fits-all.

Real Results

We help you align your decision-making with your ideal life, so you can achieve balance — and a healthy relationship with your money. That means we go beyond investments and investment results to help you live the life you want today. After all, isn’t that what a wealth manager is for?

United Capital: Imagine

Donna Brotherton
Managing Director
John Brotherton
Managing Director
Seth Goldberg
Senior Wealth Adviser
Kim Mayo
Relationship Manager
Sam Schlesinger
Relationship Manager
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Donna Brotherton, CFA®

Managing Director

donna.brotherton@unitedcp.com

Donna Brotherton is a Managing Director of United Capital's Arizona office. She began her career in the investment industry in 1987 with James Investment Research, Inc., an Ohio-based institutional investment advisory firm. While at James, Donna held the positions of Securities Analyst, Compliance Officer, Portfolio Manager and Vice President/Director of Marketing. Her duties included managing client portfolios, serving as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and developing the corporate marketing plan.

In 1997, Donna served as a National Accounts Manager for Banc One Investment Advisors. She was responsible for the marketing and external distribution of the One Group Family of Funds to investment firms and brokerage houses at the national level. In 1998, Donna became an owner and managing partner of Brotherton Investment Consultants, LLC, now the United Capital Arizona office.

Donna is a two-time graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Donna also earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Donna is a member of the Phoenix CFA Society and the CFA Institute. Donna currently resides in North Phoenix with her husband, John, their three sons and twin daughters.

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John Brotherton, CFP®

Managing Director

john.brotherton@unitedcp.com

John Brotherton is a Managing Director of United Capital's Arizona office. He began his career as a financial adviser in 1981 with Integrated Resources, Inc. Since that time, John has worked for various financial institutions, including Inland, American Express Financial Advisors, Security Pacific Bank and the Acacia Group. In 1998, John became an owner and managing partner of Brotherton Investment Consultants, LLC, now United Capital's Arizona office.

John attended Emmaus Christian College in Oak Park, Illinois, and Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he majored in Finance. John received his board designation as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado.

John has a broad base of experience in portfolio management and investment consulting. His expertise ranges from asset management to retirement planning and includes specialization in trust and estate modeling, financial plan design and business succession planning.

John is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Greater Phoenix and is a third-generation native of Phoenix, Arizona. He resides in North Phoenix with his wife, Donna, their three sons and twin daughters.

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Seth Goldberg, CFP®

Senior Wealth Adviser

seth.goldberg@unitedcp.com

Seth Goldberg is a Senior Wealth Adviser with United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC. He began his career as a financial adviser in 1986 with IDS/American Express. Since that time, Seth has worked for various financial institutions, including IDS/American Express, The Acacia Group and SagePoint Financial.

Seth received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Arizona and his MBA with an emphasis on finance from Arizona State University. He received his board designation as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado in 1989 and is an active member in the Financial Planning Association.

For almost 30 years, Seth has been providing clients with investment management and consulting services ranging from financial and retirement planning to estate planning and portfolio management. Seth's main focus is on common-sense strategies to help his clients achieve and maintain financial independence.

Seth has appeared as a special guest commentator on various local radio and television programs. He has been an instructor for seminars and workshops for corporations, nonprofit organizations and special interest groups. He has been involved in a number of charitable organizations, including being a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Seth and wife Roz, have two sons, Jeremy and Jacob. He enjoys the Arizona outdoors, traveling around the world and spending time with his family.

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Kim Mayo

Relationship Manager

kim.may@unitedcp.com

Kim’s primary duty is acting as a liaison between clients and their advisors.

Kim attended the University of Toronto, and has worked in the banking and financial services industry since 2004. She began her career with TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as a Customer Relations Coordinator, where she also held the positions of Financial Services Representative, Financial Advisor, Performance Analyst, and Business Analyst. Kim then served as a Real Time Analyst for Express Scripts at their Global Command Center, in Tempe, AZ. Most recently, Kim worked for BBVA Compass in Phoenix, AZ, where she focused on developing banking relationships with customers.

Kim currently holds a series 65 license at United Capital. 

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Sam Schlesinger

Relationship Manager

sam.schlesinger@unitedcp.com

Sam Schlesinger is a Relationship Manager for United Capital’s Arizona office. He graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2017, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Sam’s duties include being a liaison between clients and their advisers, generating investment reports, and fulfilling client service requests.

Prior to working with United Capital, Sam was an intern with Raymond James/ 

Sam currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona which is also the city he was raised in. 

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16427 N Scottsdale Rd #395
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
480-609-3080

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