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Barrington

303 East Main Street, Suite 300
Barrington, IL 60010

Chicago

The Barry Wealth Consulting Group

One North Wacker Drive, Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606

Thomas B. "Tom" Kret, CRPS®, CIMA®

Senior Vice President - Investments
Financial Advisor
Institutional Consultant, UBS Institutional Consulting

Tom is a Senior Retirement Plan Consultant with more than 30 years of experience working with ERISA Retirement Plans. Tom focuses on optimizing their plan design in order to achieve superior retirement outcomes for their participants. He is a also Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), a Chartered Retirement Plan SpecialistTM professional as well as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designee.

Tom is part of a select group of approximately 95 Financial Advisors authorized by UBS to provide institutional consulting services. He has been an Institutional consultant since 1987. He was recognized as a 2015 Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Advisor.

Tom received his Bachelor of Science in finance from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, and his Master of Business Administration in international finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ. In his free time, Tom enjoys golf, boating and is an avid snow skier.

Registered States:

AZ, FL, IL, IN, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI

Laurie P. Barry, CFP®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Wealth Advisor

Working in the finance industry for over 27 years, Laurie is one of a select group of UBS Financial Advisors who have earned the designation of Wealth Advisor. As a Wealth Advisor, she is qualified to provide highly personalized wealth management services to her clients. Laurie offers a customized, holistic approach to wealth management, calling upon the advisory and investment brokerage capabilities of UBS—one of the world’s largest wealth management firms.

Laurie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, and has also earned the Certified Financial PlannerTM certification from the College for Financial Planning. She holds the Series 7 and 65 securities licenses, as well as life/long-term care insurance licenses. Laurie is a member of the Divorce Financial Analysts and the Chicago Estate Planning Council. She has appeared in a number of online and television financial programs and was named the 2017 Woman of Influence by The Chicago Business Journal for having a significant impact on her community and beyond.

Outside the office, Laurie supports a number of local community organizations. She is a member of the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, a participant in the Avon 3-day Breast Cancer Program and co-chair of the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Laurie and her husband, Mark, have two sons and one daughter and live in Chicago.

Registered States:

AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, WA, WI

Northbrook

Atsaves/Oddo Financial Group

5 Revere Drive, Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062

Chris Atsaves, CFP®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor

Chris began his career at UBS in 1998 after spending many years in the futures "pits" at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He welcomes the opportunity to be a trusted advisor in his clients' lives. At age 40, Chris went back to college to become a CFP® Practitioner after he realized that the process of constructing a financial plan is critical for his clients' success in life.

Chris views his work at UBS as a combination of dedication, service and helping clients work toward their goals with a disciplined, strategic approach. He enjoys educating clients, explaining why they own specific investments and how they fit in the overall plan. Chris is FINRA Series 3, 7, 63, and 65 as well as Life and Health Insurance licensed.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is an Alumni Member as well as a Life Member of the Memorial Union. Chris likes visiting Madison to watch football games where he has been a season ticket holder since 1978.

Chris is very active in his Church and in the Greek community where he serves in various capacities including:

  • Parish Council Member
  • Athletic Director and Youth Advisor
  • Parish Chanter and Choir singer
  • Tonsured as a Reader in the Church by Bishop Demetrios
  • Hellenic Philanthropic Educational Association (A.H.E.P.A ) member (local and national)
  • Founding member of the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation
  • Volunteer at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center Chris and his wife Tina have been married since 1987 and have two girls, Crystal and Paula. They currently reside in Glenview, IL.

Registered States:

AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI

Frank Oddo, CIMA®

Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Financial Advisor

Frank Oddo began his career in the Financial Services Industry in 1979 at the Chicago Board of Trade and has been a part of the Atsaves Oddo Financial Group at UBS since 2000. As a former interest rate arbitrage trader, Frank is experienced in handling and managing various aspects of his clients' portfolios. Frank believes that most investors take excessive risk to achieve their goals and enjoys educating clients about a variety of strategies. The focus is not only on growing financial assets, but also protecting assets and assuring legacies. Frank earned a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from DePaul University in Chicago. Additionally, Frank was an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Illinois in Economics and Statistics. Frank has earned his FINRA Series 3, 7, 63, 65 licenses and Life & Health Insurance license. Frank completed the CIMA designation at the University of California-Berkeley in 2004 to provide clients with a higher level of investment analysis. As a result, he understands how to look beyond performance figures to determine whether a manager is truly adding value to a client’s investment program and will help meet the client's financial goals. In 2020, Frank was named a Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for Illinois by SHOOK Research and Forbes.

Frank has volunteered since 1993 at COSI (Sponsoring and spending time on Geneva Lake with children who have cancer) and Erie Neighborhood House supporting St. Joseph Day (providing meals and activities to immigrant families). In addition Frank is a member and sponsor of Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, which promotes outdoorsman mentoring and protection of lands for future generations. He and his wife are Guarantor Donors of Ravinia Music Festival, a place to relax and spend time with clients.

Frank states the most rewarding part of his life has been to watch his children, Anthony and Monica, grow and achieve many successes in their lives. When out of the office, Frank enjoys travelling with his wife Sian, skiing and cooking.

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Registered States:

AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI