Welcome to United Capital Boston

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.

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Awarded #2 on Barron's Top 40 independent advisory firm list for 2018*

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About Our Office

Our team at United Capital works with a small group of clients who are interested in creating a personal, professional relationship that maximizes their financial potential. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you pursue your financial goals.

You save. You invest. You have no idea what your money is really capable of accomplishing. You even hire so-called experts, knowing in advance they have other agendas. But you have a life, and becoming a financial watchdog over your assets on a full-time basis is not reasonably part of it.

What you need is an independent, financial specialist to organize your specific goals. Our United Capital team is that specialist.

Affiliated offices:

New York and New Jersey

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

Chad Rishel
Senior Wealth Manager
Michael Duncan
Managing Director
Rich Westhelle
Wealth Manager
Dawn Robertson
Director of Operations
Maureen G. Groh
Senior Relationship Manager
Dawn Evelyn Gruschow
Client Service Manager
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Chad Rishel, CFP®, CLU®

Senior Wealth Manager

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Chad Rishel has worked in the financial services industry since 2005, helping families plan for and live their best financial lives.  Through our unique Financial Life Management process, Chad works directly with clients as part of a team at United Capital that is focused on providing clients with clarity, organization, accountability, objectivity, and an action plan.  He serves investment advisory clients in the greater Boston, MA, Providence, RI and Portland, ME areas.

Chad graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2003 with a BS in Economics.  He has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification from The College for Financial Planning.

Chad and his wife, Jennifer, live in the Boston area.  He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, and traveling internationally.

 

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Michael Duncan

Managing Director

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Michael Duncan is in his third decade in the Financial Services industry, where he has built a business that helps families and individuals pursue the goals that are important to them. He is Managing Director of United Capital of New York & New Jersey, previously President and Sole Owner of DFG Advisors, Inc., which he created to provide an independent and entrepreneurial fee-based advisory firm. The advisers at United Capital in New York & New Jersey utilize its proprietary planning system, The Honest Conversations® system, to help guide their clients into the future.

Michael graduated from Williams College in 1986 with a BA in Economics. He also earned the Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College in 1994. His passions and hobbies include spending time with family and friends, golfing and skiing.

Michael resides in Westchester County, New York and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, during the summer with his wife Elisabeth.

Registered Representative of and offering securities through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC (“Cetera”), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory services offered through United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (“United Capital”), an investment adviser registered with the SEC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity.


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Rich Westhelle, CFP®

Wealth Manager

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Rich is in his tenth year in the financial planning industry where he works with clients to successfully develop and achieve their financial goals. He serves as a reliable resource and problem solver, who guides clients in their decision making process on how to best use their resources and prioritize based on what is most important to them. 

Rich graduated from The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Family Resource Management. He is currently a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner. He also holds Series 7, 63 and 65 and Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Rich lives in Monticello, Arkansas, with his wife, Amanda, and one daughter, Savanna. He enjoys sports, movies and spending time with family and friends.

Registered Representative of and offering securities through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC (“Cetera”), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory services offered through United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (“United Capital”), an investment adviser registered with the SEC. Cetera is under separate ownership from any other named entity.


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Dawn Robertson

Director of Operations

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Dawn plays an active role in working directly with the clients of United Capital of New York & New Jersey to provide a link between them and the advisers of our firm. She provides support through ongoing contact and project management. Her specialties include having detailed knowledge of the specifics involved in each one of our client situations. This provides our team the ability to deliver timely, accurate and holistic wealth counseling that ultimately helps our clients make decisions that will help them to live their one best financial life.

Dawn resides in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, with her husband, Billy, and their three children

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Maureen G. Groh, FPQP

Senior Relationship Manager

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Maureen has near 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a key player on the United Capital of New York & New Jersey team. Maureen demonstrates competence in gathering and coordinating client’s financial information to help her adviser give clients a comprehensive picture of their financial well-being. Maureen’s proactive approach, excellent communication skills, and sound judgement may help provide clients the feeling that United Capital is their extended financial planning family.  

Maureen her husband, Ted, children, Patrick and Carliann, reside in Northern New Jersey. In her spare time she enjoys touring old castles, vacations, mixology and exploring new cool happenings….and of course, gardening and reading.  

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Dawn Evelyn Gruschow

Client Service Manager

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Dawn Evelyn Gruschow has over 20 years working in the corporate arena. Her diversified work experience includes working in the Financial Industry for a Merger Arbitrage Hedge Fund for nearly six years. She holds a BA in Sociology from Montclair State University and a Certificate in Financial Accounting from the New York School of Finance. Dawn Evelyn is a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, The International Sociology Honor Society. She also offers special experience through her many years of volunteer work, which includes volunteering abroad with Habitat for Humanity International.

As an important member of the United Capital of New York & New Jersey team, Dawn Evelyn works with our clients through ongoing contact to offer superior operational support. Her primary goal is to provide top-notch service so that our clients can have a confidence that the United Capital family is here to support theirs. She assists the Relationship Manager in all aspects of the administration and execution of the specific needs of each client, providing quality and timely responses to inquiries and resolutions. She is the first point of contact of both current and prospective clients. She coordinates and schedules client meetings for the Managing Directors and Wealth Adviser. Her specialty is providing a high standard of support to our clients through accuracy and efficiency.

Her passion is spending quality time with her family and volunteering her time for good causes. She has been a resident of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for over 25 years. She is the proud mother of four children, Kristina, Larissa, Elizabeth and Liam.

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101 Federal St. Suite 1900
Boston, MA 02110
201-301-8089

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