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Claressa is a Financial Advisor and a Portfolio Advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Prior to being in the financial services industry, she was a Senior Analyst in the investment banking arena. As a Senior Analyst leading the mergers and acquisitions team, she played an integral role in the success of those respective deals and the flow of operations that resulted from those multimillion dollar transactions.
After establishing herself as a leader in the investment banking arena, she decided to pursue her passion for wealth management planning. In 2013 she transitioned into the financial services industry as a financial advisor. She’s passionate about advocating for the financial future of her clients and their families. Her journey has not been without challenge and adversity, but she truly believes this is her life’s work. She has never felt more fulfilled in her work or more grateful for an opportunity to serve others in this capacity.
Claressa is one of ten children. With the love and support of her family, she was the first to graduate college with dual degrees in finance and accounting and a graduate certificate in financial planning. She’s originally from Philadelphia, but she has resided here in the Atlanta area since 2013. When she’s not serving clients or putting on a financial literacy seminar, she’s somewhere spending time with her family, working out, reading a good business book, watching sports or enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. She’s big on volunteering in her church and throughout her community. She's also a die-hard fitness enthusiast and financial literacy advocate.
To her clients she strives to be a friend above all else, but also banking resource, a wealth management team, financial advisor, a source for lending, and their ultimate connector.
University of Central Florida
Kansas State University
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