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Rick has cultivated over 30 years with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management by providing sophisticated customized financial strategies to clients in the High Net Worth market place. He has consistently been recognized by “Barron’s Magazine” as one of the Top 1200 Financial Advisors in the United States, most recently in 2017. Along with his recognition in Barron’s Magazine, Rick was also named to Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list in 2018. He was also recognized as one of the Top Wealth Managers by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices (NABCAP), in both 2012 and 2013. Additionally with Merrill, Rick is a sought after speaker to other of the firm’s advisors on the implementation of the firm’s long term strategy for success through the Optimal Practice Model (OPM). He has also achieved the title of Senior Portfolio Manager. He attributes his team’s success to their relentless passion for excellence and their ability to help clients understand and focus on what’s really important for their personal financial well-being.
Originally from Chicago, Rick earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Southern Illinois University and also received his MBA in Finance from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida.
Rick lives in Leawood, with his wife and three children. He has served on the board of the Medical Missions Foundation, was a Boy Scout leader and a baseball coach. Both Rick and his entire family continue to volunteer for the Harvester’s Food Network and other community organizations.
Rick is also proficient in Spanish
*Source: Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or investment outcome. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. Forbes is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved.
*Source: Barron's "America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" list, March 6, 2017. For more information about the selection criteria, go to Barron's Top Financial Advisors page. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Years prior to 2014, this Barron's list consisted of 1,000 advisors. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
*On October 25, 2013, "Kansas City Business Journal" published NABCAP's list of Premier Advisors. NABCAP, a 501(c)3 non-profit, assesses 20 categories of practice management and objectively compares and evaluates all participants numerically. A minimum score must be attained for a practice to be considered for the final list, and the winners are then listed in alphabetical order. The list details Advisory practice credentials, specialties, avg. size client and size of practice. There is no cost for advisors to participate and be considered for publication. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
*A Senior Portfolio Manager can help clients pursue their objectives by managing on a discretionary basis his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. A Senior Portfolio Manager may make their strategies available to clients working with other Merrill Advisors.
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.
English & Spanish
Nova Southeastern University
Barron's "America's Top 1200 Financial Advisors State-by-State"
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