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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.

Benjamin Reyes

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Jocelyn T Smith

Retirement Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Sarah F Prewitt

Structured Credit Executive

Bank of America, N.A.

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life

Welcome

The foundation of our financial strategy begins with you and your goals, as we help our clients grow and maintain their wealth through customized planning. Our group provides investment management, retirement income planning strategies, estate planning services, tax minimization strategies, financing and borrowing capabilities and all the banking capabilities of Bank of America and investment resources of Merrill for managing your money in one convenient place. Truely Assets and Liabilities. We are located at the Denver Tech Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. 

We call it Goals-Based Wealth Management, helping you pursue what is most important to you. Our clients expect our best and our team-oriented approach allows us too strive to deliver excellent service. You will receive a written financial report, "Personal Wealth Analysis", that outlines a strategic plan and helps track your progress to your goals and priorities. When you work with the Mullen Wealth Management Group at Merrill you are provided a qualified and experienced team of advisors, a disciplined investment process complete with a financial strategy and portfolio construction, a customized and tailored service model and full transparency to costs and potential outcomes. 

The Merrill Lynch Wealth Management process focuses on desired goals and outcomes. Through ongoing, extensive research we have learned that people generally approach retirement with seven life priorities in mind: Health, Home, Family, Giving, Work, Leisure and Finance. The goals around these life priorities are unique to each individual client, and we help them connect their life to their finances. We can help you put a strategy together.

In advising our clients we take into consideration all of our services and capabilities to provide a financial strategy designed to help pursue what's most important to you. We also help you evaluate your progress to meeting your goals and work with you to adjust your strategy over time as needed.

- Personal wealth management strategies
- Retirement income planning
- Investment management and portfolio construction
- Wealth preservation and transfer strategies
- Tax minimization strategies
- Company retirement benefit plans
- Trusts and Trust Services
- Estate planning strategies
- Long-term care planning

Approach

We begin every relationship with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, we start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and help you refine your investing preferences. Together, we can help customize your investment approach. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, we help you access the full breadth of resources from Bank of America’s banking products and services and Merrill’s investment insights to address all aspects of your financial life.

Your approach to investing

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial approach we develop together to help you pursue what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help us get to know you - to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

Understanding your goals and priorities

Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial approach.

Capabilities

Our process is designed to help deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. We view ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Investments

No matter what your priorities are, we offer advice to help you turn your ambition into action. We draw on many experienced investment professionals at Merrill to deliver insights that help you maintain a long-term focus while taking advantage of short-term opportunities. Through the Merrill Investment Advisory Program we offer custom strategies that deliver an appropriate balance of risk and reward, comprised of investment fund and manager offerings that have undergone a thorough evaluation process before they can be included in your portfolios. And all our actions are grounded in a deep understanding of what matters most to you and complemented with regular review. We believe this approach will give you the power to help you meet your goals.

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. So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, We start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.

  • 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

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.

Our environmental strategy is part of our business strategy. Bank of America Corporation (Bank of America), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles are embedded within Merrill. These principles help Bank of America fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility and represent a company that people invest in and do business with. One of the many ways Bank of America seeks to deliver on this is through its commitment to responsible growth and a focus on ESG leadership. Around the globe and in every community we serve, our company is driving growth by investing in strategies that protect the environment, support and foster the success of our employees, create jobs in our communities and foster economic mobility. By using our capital to address society’s biggest challenges, we seek to manage risk and provide a return to our clients and our business.

*Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG strategies may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating.

Philosophy

We believe that the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. We are committed to delivering modern, sophisticated wealth management and a high-touch client experience. We offer a disciplined investment process, with focused client service and complete transparency, guided by a qualified and experienced team. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Do you have a retirement income approach? Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth on to future generations? With access to the investing insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we will work with you to develop custom potential solutions that are designed to address your priorities and financial needs based upon your risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs, overall investment goals and the costs associated with the recommendation. 

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By 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.



Reviews to help you
stay on track

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.



    Changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

    #DigitalMerrill

    MyMerrill is your online destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

    Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

    You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch ID, one time passcode, and other security features

    Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill’s asset aggregation tool

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      We believe there is no substitute for having a relationship with a team of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors committed to your needs, who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill and offer access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients navigate the financial and economic landscapes. Let’s work together to help you pursue your goals.

      Why Merrill?

      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.


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      No question too big or moment too small

      For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

      A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

      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.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

      We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.