The TTGBE Group

Merrill Lynch

The TTGBE Group

Wealth Management Group

Learn more about an advisor's background on
FINRA's BrokerCheck

Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management
Our goals-based wealth management process offers the discipline and structure we believe can assist clients in pursuing their financial objectives. It helps prevent emotions from corroding well-thought-out financial decisions, helping them lay the groundwork for a solid financial future. - Michael P. Tyranski

The TTGBE Group

A Client-Centric Approach to Wealth Management

We serve clients in three professional capacities. First, we guide clients in building a strategy designed to generate a lifetime cash flow and to help them pursue their desired outcomes. Second, we provide access through Bank of America, N.A., to full-scale personal and business banking services, including secured and unsecured financing arrangements. Third, we synthesize our experience and knowledge with the vast strategy and research resources of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research to guide clients in creating customized portfolios that can be the cornerstone of their wealth structure. In summary, we strive to help clients clarify their objectives, understand the link between goal and strategy, and support the seamless execution of these strategies.

*BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

Understanding What Is Important to You

The clients we serve are successful executives, business leaders and professionals who have substantial wealth and are looking for sophisticated, customized wealth management strategies and access to trust services that align with their lifestyle and legacy goals. And, since our work often impacts future generations, many of our client relationships have grown to include multiple generations of a single family or business.

The select group of clients that we serve represents a broad spectrum of complex wealth management issues.

  • Top-tier executives and professionals who are focused on building wealth and optimizing the opportunities to grow and preserve assets.
  • Business owners who might be facing a liquidity event or have business succession planning needs and want help transitioning assets and business interests.
  • Ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families who are looking for sophisticated, customized wealth management strategies that align with their lifestyle and legacy goals.
  • Retirement-focused individuals or business owners in search of pre- and post-retirement income strategies designed to optimize retirement assets and generate income.
  • Next-generation inheritors and wealth builders interested in sustaining and growing family wealth.
When appropriate and at your request, we can speak with multiple generations, business partners and outside professional advisors to help design a fully integrated wealth management strategy.

Goals-Based Wealth Management Process

We strive to simplify complex financial situations and offer clients a clear understanding of the link between strategy and execution. To that end, we follow a disciplined, five-step wealth management process:

STEP 1 PROFILE CLIENT: Every client is unique. We look at the demographic, financial and behavioral distinctions that drive lifestyle and legacy decisions, guide investment choices, and reflect who and what matters most to the client.

STEP 2 ESTABLISH GOALS: We help clarify and prioritize lifestyle and financial goals, then map these goals to cash flow and wealth objectives over time. We also discuss the possible effect of taxes, estate planning services and philanthropic considerations, as well as designated beneficiaries.*

STEP 3 SET STRATEGY: Once we have established clear objectives, we conduct a thorough review of client assets and investment strategies and help them craft a goals-focused investment strategy. It is important that clients understand how the overall strategy and select portfolios are connected to their vision.

Our conservative approach to managing wealth translates into strategies designed to manage risk and grow assets prudently.

STEP 4 IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES: We give you access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, offering you a broad range of services and capabilities.

STEP 5 REVIEW PROGRESS: We conduct periodic and event-based reviews of the client's wealth management strategy and track progress against goals to determine what adjustments, if any, are needed to help you stay the course.

*We do not provide tax advice and clients should consult with their tax advisor on issues related to tax.

Relationships Built on Trust

We strive to create one-on-one client experiences that demonstrate our continued interest in developing a more meaningful relationship with clients. We are always looking for ways to make their lives easier—customizing communications and responding to their concerns with a sense of urgency. Delivering high-quality, high-touch personal service and access to banking products through Bank of America, N.A., on a daily basis is an integral part of what we do.

Building and sustaining a strong client relationship demands a fully integrated support platform that offers service continuity and enables both big-picture and small-detail responsiveness. Our client associates, Jaclyn Szilyagi, Kimberly Eberlein, Giuseppina (Josie) Terzini, and April Young bring over 40 years of combined experience to the team. They know that their attention to detail, their ability to offer clear and frequent client communications, and deliver timely and accurate responses to client inquiries can translate into client loyalty.

  • We believe in the relentless pursuit of personal and professional growth. We take advantage of our professional training with the goal of finding and putting into action best practices to support clients.Michael P. Tyranski, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor


Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Daniel E. Totonchi

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2018

Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our 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.

Jonathon Auer

Jonathon Auer

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #739254

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.

Periodic 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

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

    Wealth Management Your Way

    MyMerrill is your online and mobile destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities

    It’s easy to seamlessly integrate your Merrill Wealth Management and Bank of America banking accounts online and through our mobile apps with a single click

    You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as Face ID/Touch ID, one time passcode and other security features

    Your advisor is a click away through our Secure Inbox and texting application

    Access to your complete financial life is available with Spending & Budgeting, integrating your Merrill and Bank of America activity into a powerful tool to track your expenses and income

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, we can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can we 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 strategy as your life and the markets change.

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