Timothy Durno

Timothy Durno

Tim Durno is a Bates Group Affiliate Expert and an industry-experienced professional in multiple markets with nearly 30 years in the financial services industry. Mr. Durno began his career in 1986 as an advisor for Paine Webber, Inc. in their flagship Palm Beach Office. He has been in a management role for the last 16 years of his career, as both a Branch Manager in a number of markets and as a Regional Administrative Officer prior to his retirement in 2016. His years of experience give him the ability to successfully navigate through the industry on behalf of branch managers, financial advisors, shareholders and clients. He is well versed and current on the issues facing advisors, firms and clients in today’s market.

Mr. Durno’s particular expertise lies in the areas of recruiting advisors (and the myriad issues involved in the talent acquisition process) and suitability issues for seniors. He has a strong history of supervision, compliance and the audit responsibilities necessary in today’s environment.

Mr. Durno has a diverse background of experiences with UBS Financial Services, Inc., which has given him a unique perspective from all sides of the industry. Throughout his career he has been identified skilled manager adept at problem resolution and turning around struggling branches. He has current, hands-on experience in sales, administrative, operations, home office and recruiting capacities. As a long-time manager, Mr. Durno is extensively experienced in industry employment matters. This is inclusive of sourcing, hiring and termination practices for all levels of employees.

Additionally, Mr. Durno’s experience comes from markets with high senior demographics. Consistently providing the proper guidance relative to suitability issues for seniors has been part of the fabric of daily operations over the course of his management career.


Timothy Durno

A Consultant and subject matter expert in these services:



UBS Financial Services, Inc., Naples, FL, Branch Manager, 2015-2016

UBS Financial Services, Inc., Stuart, FL, Branch Manager, 2008-2015

UBS Financial Services, Inc., South Atlantic and Atlantic Regions, Regional Administrative Officer, 2006-2008

UBS Financial Services, Inc.,  Sarasota, FL, Branch Manager, 2002-2006

UBS Financial Services, Inc./Paine Webber, St. Petersburg, FL, Branch Manager, 1999-2002

Paine Webber, Palm Beach, FL, Financial Advisor/Sales Manager/Assistant Manager­, 1986-1999


Santa Fe Community College, AA Degree, 1979

University of Florida, Education, 1979 - 1980


NASD Series 3 commodities license

NASD Series 7 general securities license

NASD Series 8 sales supervision

NASD Series 63 multi-state securities license