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Steven PomeranzManaging Director
Craig JaffeManaging Director
Rik DitterSenior Wealth Manager
Erica StimoloMarketing and PR Specialist
Brenda MataniDirector of Operations
Nicolle SimonAdministrative Manager
Steven Pomeranz, CFP®
Steve, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, has been serving clients in an investment advisory capacity since 1981. Prior to forming his own company, Steve worked for large Wall Street firms Morgan Stanley, Chase Manhattan and Merrill Lynch. He is a veteran in the investment field. After becoming dissatisfied with the quality of the client experience at these firms, Steve decided to bring his own brand of Personal Wealth Management directly to clients by opening Pomeranz Financial Management Inc. in 1996.
Steve firmly believes that our service is built on three pillars: Competence, Caring and Conservatism. The element of Competence is crucial because, at a minimum, an adviser should know his business very well and be able to direct clients correctly. The element of Caring is crucial, because clients’ interests always come first for Steve and the element of Conservatism, because he understands that “slow and steady wins the race”. Steve’s commitment to help investors make the right decisions goes beyond only helping clients.
Known as “The Investor’s Advocate” who provides truthful answers so investors can make informed money decisions, Pomeranz is a fee-only investment strategist and adviser who leads the firm with a mission of “unbiased advice” to serve as independent advisers in the truest sense of the word. Always measuring the benefits of any action without regard to remuneration, Steve accepts no commissions nor does he represent any mutual fund company, money manager, brokerage firm, bank or insurance company. He does not create products to sell clients and have no financial interest in any investment they recommend.
He educates the public through his weekly radio show “The Steve Pomeranz Show” which airs on Public Radio and National Public Radio (NPR) stations across the country*. Steve's show features market commentaries and insights as well as interviews with many experienced and well known guests from all corners of the Investment world.
Worth Magazine in 2007 selected Pomeranz Financial Management as a “Top 100 Wealth Adviser**” in America and Reuters also featured his firm as “Top Adviser**” in 2008. Steve’s passion to help goes beyond assisting clients; he is active in local community as well. He serves as President of the world-class Boca Raton Symphonia, Board Member of Women In Distress, Chairman Emeritus of the Financial Planning Association and member of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton. He is a past officer and former Board President of the Habilitation Center for Boca Raton.
*The Steve Pomeranz Show and United Capital are separate and unrelated companies.
**The award is not indicative of investment performance.
Craig Jaffe, CFP®
For over ten years, Craig has been helping clients reach their One Best Financial Life® through his analytical skills, genuine care, and full commitment to United Capital Financial Life Management™. Craig operates with the mission to find out what's important to his clients by exploring financial fears and potential pitfalls so his clients may rest assured that their concerns and priorities are first.
He is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. In February of 2011, Craig obtained his CFP® certification which he uses as his foundation for providing objective analysis and advice. He also holds his FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 Licenses as well as his Florida Life and Health Insurance License.
Craig enjoys spending quality time with his family, golfing, skiing, and travelling when he can.
Rik Ditter, CMFC®
Senior Wealth Manager
Managing wealth since 2006 as a fiduciary, Rik is passionate about helping clients achieve greater financial clarity and peace of mind by providing comprehensive financial planning, professional investment management, and unbiased advice. His clients have included affluent families, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, professional musicians and athletes, and every day Americans. Through his diverse background, Rik strives to share his broad knowledge, unique perspective, analytical approach, and vast resource network with his clients.
Rik built his own fee-only financial planning firm (The Mutual Fund Store of Memphis) on the belief that "If you do what is right for clients every single day, regardless of profit, you will be successful in the long run." That philosophy led his practice to serve hundreds of families nationwide and receive the Five Star Wealth Manager Award* for over the past 5 years.
Similar to Steve, Rik is also no stranger to the radio. Hosting segments on Memphis' widely known news talk radio station, 600 WREC, Rik educated the public on all things financial.
As a teen, Rik was granted the rank of Eagle Scout, worked part time teaching and building computers, and ran the University of Missouri Macintosh User Group and Bulletin Board System. Later he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from of the University of Missouri in three years while co-founding a promotional apparel business. After school, he worked for over a decade as a Technical Project Director managing multi-million-dollar technology projects for companies including CBS News, Sprint Corp, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, and The University of Chicago Medicine.
He holds his Series 65 registration, and CMFC® designation from the College for Financial Planning.
Rik enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, snow skiing, traveling, and he is an avid soccer player.
*The Five Star Award is based on ten objective eligibility criteria. Receipt of the award is not indicative of investment performance. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee of future investment success.
Marketing and PR Specialist
Erica joined United Capital in 2014. With extensive experience in customer service, creative marketing, broadcasting and event planning, Erica brings the creative edge to this United Capital office.
Graduate of Florida Atlantic University in business management and economics, Erica applies this understanding to marketing strategies included in the nationally known weekly radio show “The Steve Pomeranz Show"
She is active in event planning and production for the arts in her community during her free time.
Director of Operations
Brenda is the Director of Operations with the United Capital Boca Raton office. She joined UC in September 2012 with 29 years of working experience in the financial industry. Her past experiences have included financial operations, office administration, trading, investment operations and compliance.
She has a sincere dedication and loyalty, not only to clients, but to the entire UC team. When she is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, friends and family.
Nicolle joined United Capital at the Boca Raton office in 2017 as the Administrative Manager. Her past experiences and current studies have provided her with knowledge and skills within customer service, clerical duties, and an understanding in financial operations.
She is currently pursuing her degree in Accounting at Florida Atlantic University, and is able to dedicate her time to both her work and studies.
During her free time, she enjoys going to sports games and spending time with her friends and family.
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Boca Raton, FL 33432
*Award not indicative of investment performance.