Mark H. Kordes, who had led wealth planning services in the U.S. for UBS, left the firm last week, company officials confirmed Tuesday.  

Kordes had worked for the Zurich-based bank for six years, before Bob McCann, the current chief executive officer of UBS Wealth Management joined last October.

Kordes had raised his profile in the industry, and recently became chairman of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ council on education.

Previously, Kordes was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, and at Dallas-based 1st Global Capital Corp.