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- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
John joined the La Jolla, California office of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2013. After completing his BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut, he considered attending Medical School, before ultimately moving across the country to pursue the career he was most passionate about: personal wealth management. John has been able to successfully grow his practice by remaining true to values instilled in him by his grandparents since a young age - "Work hard" and "Be a good person."
John’s approach to wealth management is both collaborative and consultative. His passion as an advisor is to educate while developing deep and meaningful relationships with clients. John believes that by educating clients they will be empowered to not only implement the best financial decisions available today, but remain committed to those strategies over the long-term. By acknowledging the reality of peoples’ emotional attachment to money, we are able to proactively identify and steer clear of the potential pitfalls it can create. John takes immense pride in delivering exceptional service, communication, and accessibility to his clients. He gains great satisfaction in helping people pursue and accomplish what is most important to them – on both a personal and financial level.
In addition to the time spent with family and clients, John makes time to be part of his community. Having lost his father to cancer, he has become a passionate contributor of multiple fundraising efforts in Southern California. He is also an enthusiastic participant of environmental cleanup efforts in the San Diego area. In his free time, John enjoys cooking, reading, travelling and staying active: skiing, weightlifting, beach volleyball, and yoga.
University of Connecticut
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We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.
1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.
Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.
As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial
complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.
We put you first, every day.
We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.