Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
3451 BONITA BAY BLVD.
BONITA SPRINGS, FL 34134
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Mel Rose Bickerstaff comes to Merrill Lynch Wealth Management with a diverse background in finance that started in Investment Banking and Alternative Investments. Previously, she focused on private equity in real estate, education, technology, media, food & beverage, water and waste management, clean energy & innovation. As an advisor for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, she offers services that range from partnering with a Merrill Private Wealth Management team to assist in wealth management for families, partnership in providing custody services for equities for PE & Venture Funds, and of course customized individual planning. She aims to empower women and business owners through financial literacy, business lending* and growth strategy, and appropriate placement of wealth for retirement planning and helping to achieve life goals. She encourages the use of finance for the betterment of the planet. At Merrill, Bickerstaff is partnered with several Merrill Private Wealth Management teams along with Merrill’s private equity and venture to service funds and family offices.
Formerly a fashion industry professional for 15 years, Bickerstaff worked as head designer and CEO of Paradisiac; a swim and active wear line manufactured in Bali and Los Angeles. Mel Rose is also a worldwide recognized, professional agency represented model. Her years of experience in the fashion industry allowed her to live in 6 countries and 13 cities which served for a global lifestyle before entering into her finance career.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
The Art Institute of California, San Francisco in Fine Arts, Fashion Design
Personalized advice, disciplined investing and ongoing review can make this a reality.
We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from 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.
1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
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 strategy, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
We'll meet with you periodically to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We'll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial strategy to help you stay on course.
Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.
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*Peace of mind is an aspirational state of mind that clients hope to achieve. There are no guaranteed results following completion of the Goals-Based Wealth Management process because markets can fluctuate and investments can lose value. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors work with clients to help them understand how the goals based wealth management process can help to address their concerns, financial situation and priorities.
Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, I can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the ongoing advice you need to help you manage 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 strategy to pursue your goals.
We put you first, every day.
Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy 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.