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Steelman Aguirre Wealth Management Group

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Whatever your personal goals may be, we will work together with you, one-on-one, to develop a personalized financial strategy designed to help you pursue your long-term goals.


Our Advisors


At Steelman Aguirre, we’re a hard-working group that is proud to support clients in leading more thoughtful and purposeful financial lives. We manufacture time for a busy clientele, aligning multiple aspects of their wealth for greater effectiveness and fulfillment.

Different by Design

People know when they are well served. 

At Steelman Aguirre Wealth Management Group, we look to deliver a different caliber of experience to an accomplished clientele. We’re privileged to work with business owners, senior executives, and their families, helping them address and align multiple aspects of their wealth. 

The clients who engage our help are typically very busy, with many demands on their time—personal and professional. We help them relieve stress in their lives and manufacture time in their schedules, resulting in a more cohesive approach to the many moving parts of their wealth. 

We’re a highly motivated group that is proud of the distinctive aspects of our team. Here are a few of the ways that we look to provide a different kind of client experience:

  • A deeper engagement. The clients we serve have often encountered significant complexity in their financial affairs. Some are planning to take companies public. Others are highly compensated executives with concentrated or restricted stock. And still others are business owners who have created significant wealth through long effort and sacrifice. We understand the intricacies of their situations, helping them capitalize on the opportunities at their disposal. 
  • Knowledge sharpened by experience. When wealth takes on a certain scale, it requires a precise level of analysis, strategy, and execution. We believe our team thrives in these situations. As our backgrounds can attest, we offer the education and professional designations that demonstrate a deep commitment to our craft. As important, we offer an institutional perspective that is attuned to the requirements of significant wealth. We also help clients adopt a more measured approach to their finances, avoiding its highs and lows—euphoria or panic. 
  • A single, reliable source for diverse needs. We look to add measurable value to clients’ lives, connecting them to the resources and capabilities that make their finances easier and more efficient. Our slate of services extends far beyond investing, encompassing the four pillars of our approach: access to personal banking, commercial banking, and investment banking through Bank of America, as well as wealth management. We strive to say “yes,” actively looking for ways to make clients’ lives better, every day.

To speak with one of our Advisors, please see the red “Contact Us” button at the top of our webpage. We’d be happy to discuss your needs relative to our capabilities.

Why Steelman Aguirre

Your wealth is so important. It’s not only your assets—it’s your security, your aspirations, and your intentions for the people you love and value.

We understand that distinction at Steelman Aguirre. We feel the same way, mindful of the trust you have placed in us. We take our mission seriously, striving to do the right things for the right reasons.

We’re proud of our culture as a team, embodying our values through our actions: 

  • We are here for you and your family. We have purposefully built our team to lend continuity to your financial life. Our team members offer different life stages and backgrounds, so we’re positioned to help multiple generations chart the steps ahead, from those contemplating retirement to those just beginning their financial journeys. We also help you navigate a host of needs—from transactions that are years in the making, to day-to-day requests.
  • We are motivated to excel. We know you have high expectations. We have them, too. Mike Steelman refers to this edge as the “blood in our stomachs.” Hard work doesn’t intimidate us—it’s how we differentiate the value we can bring to you, your family, and your business. 
  • We look to make your life easier. In a frenetic world, we look to be a beacon of reliability. Our goal is to be of maximum service to you. We don’t simply speak these words—we live them. We answer our phones, track down potential solutions, and do the “heavy lifting” of complex tasks so that you can regain poise and precious free time.
  • We get to know you well. Your financial life is your own. We take the time to really know you—not only your assets and liabilities, but what you value, what you want to accomplish, and how you define a life well lived. Our relationships tend to be deep and enduring. We’re proud to walk with clients throughout their lives, serving as reliable confidantes and—often—trusted friends.

Client referrals are our primary source of new relationships. If a current client has put you in touch with us, please let us know. We’d be happy to speak with you about your situation.

Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

We believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. Whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or funding a child’s education, the process begins by getting to know you and how you feel about the following:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

Success will be measured by the amount of progress you are making toward reaching your goals, making thoughtfully considered adjustments as events and conditions warrant.

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.


Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from financial industry publications or directly from Bank of America Corporation. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Michael J. Steelman

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2022
Published on April 7, 2022.  Rankings based on data as of June 30, 2021.

Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Melissa M Young

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #347701

Staying on Track

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