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Melissa Rutten is a Financial Advisor with The Leverte Wealth Management Group of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. The Leverte team provides clients with a personalized goals-based wealth management plan. By employing all of the pieces of clients' financial lives, a clear picture is created. The team assists clients in going from success to significance during their journey through life. Firm resources, intellectual capital and technology are utilized to provide a White Glove delivery of Wealth Management Advice and Guidance, along with simplifying and organizing client finances.
Melissa is passionate in serving as clients' trusted advisor while employing a holistic approach to wealth management that focuses on clients' assets, liabilities and also leverages tailored risk mitigation strategies designed to preserve clients' assets. Melissa has over 15 years of experience as a financial professional including serving as an experienced Chief Financial Officer responsible for a high growth and dynamic Company, as a manager and CPA with Novelis in investor relations & global financial reporting, PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and transaction services, primarily in the Amsterdam office, and SunTrust Investment Services as an investment associate. Melissa has a demonstrated history of working in various industries, as well as international experience. Melissa is a strong business professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Economics from University of Georgia - Terry College of Business and studied abroad at Oxford University. Melissa is also a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) but does not provide tax advice in her current role at Merrill.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children, hiking with their dog, trying new restaurants, and travelling. Melissa also volunteers within the Atlanta Community primarily focusing on financial literacy and is currently a member of the Atlanta Women's Foundation Inspire 2020 Program and a member of Women Shaping Shepherd.
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.
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