Carol L Heil



Carol joined Merrill Lynch in 1996 and she has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designations. Carol received both a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA from Bellarmine University, where she was on an athletic scholarship in basketball and softball.

An avid sports fan and golfer, Carol enjoys traveling and spending time with her son, who lives with her in Buckner, Kentucky.




    Bellarmine University, Bachelor's Degree

    Bellarmine University, MBA


    Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors"

Professional Staff

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, my 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.

Jeffrey Hyman

Jeffrey Hyman

UHNW Insurance Specialist

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Tracey D VanNevel

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer NMLS # 470779

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


My mission is to understand you and your priorities. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today, and where you'd like it to be tomorrow. I help you design, implement and periodically monitor a customized wealth management strategy that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while managing investment risk. My wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

Mapping a course toward your financial future
Every client has a unique set of goals, challenges and aspirations. As a result, The Myers Heil Group provides a customized wealth management strategy tailored to your individual circumstances. Our process begins with a conversation in which we seek to discover where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow. We go beyond balance sheets and financial statements to learn what’s most important to you and why.

Based on what we learn, we design a wealth management strategy that takes into account the priority of your goals, liquidity needs, time horizon and risk tolerance. In developing the strategy with you, we seek to:
1. Clarify goals you deeply value
2. Avoid unnecessary lifestyle sacrifice
3. Minimize investment risk

Throughout our relationship, we will communicate with you to review the progress we are making towards your goals and to remain informed about changes in your life that could impact your financial outlook. Our reviews will include our global outlook, evaluating your asset allocation and progress toward your goals.

We believe there is more to wealth management than just investments, and, with your permission, we will collaborate with your attorneys and accountants to see that all aspects of your financial life are coordinated.
A focus on clients’ priorities
We have had the pleasure of working with successful individuals and business owners throughout the different stages of their lives—from their prime earning years, when they are accumulating wealth, to retirement when they are seeking to produce income, preserve their assets and to create a legacy for the next generations.

Individuals and families
We foster long-term relationships with clients’ children and grandchildren in an effort to encourage continuity of service and financial advice and guidance. Often, we involve family members in our conversations about strategies for transitioning wealth.

Business owners
Having built our own practice, we appreciate and respect the challenges and responsibilities facing entrepreneurs. We provide strategic advice and guidance on issues such as growing your business, maintaining family ownership, and, by accessing resources at Bank of America, realizing its value through employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) or sale. To help synchronize your personal and professional goals, we can help with:
Investment strategies
Retirement plan services
Business insurance to protect against disruptions such as departure or disability of key personnel
Business continuation and succession strategies

We can access a very deep bench of specialists, including a Wealth Management Lending Officer from Bank of America, N.A. who can provide strategic and personalized banking guidance focused on your needs.  Working together, we can draw upon an expansive array of lending solutions designed to fit into your overall financial strategy and help you pursue your financial objectives.  *The Wealth Management Lending Officer does not offer investment advice, nor make recommendations on investment products.

Executive services
We are well versed in helping clients manage complex compensation issues, including company stock options, deferred compensation and pension alternatives. As part of the process, we look at all of your assets, including those not held at Merrill Lynch, to have a clear understanding of your progress relative to your goals.
Integrated wealth management
Drawing on the team’s experience, knowledge and insight, as well as the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we assist clients in coordinating the various aspects of their financial lives.

Retirement planning services
Utilizing the team’s sophisticated tools, we can help you decide how much retirement income you will need in order to have the retirement that you envision. Based on your input, we will suggest an investment strategy designed let you pursue your retirement goals. For those already retired, we can help to create a strategy appropriate for the lifestyle they desire.

Risk management strategies
It is critically important to understand both how to avoid risk and how to use it to your advantage. We will always carefully assess your tolerance for risk and design suitable short and long-term strategies to help you prepare for the unexpected. We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to help you avoid the potential financial land mines that could devastate you and your family.

Tax-minimization strategies
Financial decisions that you make today may potentially have tax consequences that could have a significant impact on your lifestyle in the future and, ultimately, could influence how much of your wealth is available to fund your legacy. We can work with a client's tax advisors and estate planning attorneys in an effort to design strategies that help to minimize income tax and estate tax liability.

Wealth transfer strategies
To help you preserve your assets and pass them on to the people and causes you care most about, we collaborate with the firm’s trust and estate planning specialists and, with your permission, your personal estate planning attorney to facilitate wealth transfer strategies that seek to minimize tax liability. Strategies that may be considered are insurance, trusts, gifting and family partnerships.

Your Financial Strategy

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.

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

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.

Staying on Track

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.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular reviews to help you stay on track

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.

    Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals
    Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals

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

    Access to what you need, when you need it

    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

    • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
    • 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

    *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.

    Let’s Have a Conversation

    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.

    Why Merrill Lynch?

    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.
    Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

    Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

    Getting to know you is our primary goal.

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

    Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

    Adjusting your plan as your life and the markets change.

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