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The Flack Wealth Management Team

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We understand the unique challenges that successful executives, business owners, and their families face and strive to give our clients time back to enjoy their lives while helping them more confidently and wisely pursue prosperity.

Our focus is on fostering intimate, meaningful client relationships based on trust and respect – upheld by complete wealth management.


Understanding your challenges

For many successful executives and business owners, finding balance in their personal and professional lives is an ongoing quest. Between family responsibilities, career commitments and vastly complex wealth, these high-net-worth investors rarely have the time and resources required to secure their ideal financial futures.

The Flack Wealth Management Team understands these challenges, and we dedicate our financial advisory service model to supporting executives, business owners and families with in-depth, personalized wealth management services. With over 110 years of collective industry experience, we strive to give clients time back to enjoy their lives while helping them more confidently and wisely pursue prosperity. Our full-service, intimate advisory relationships help clients create, grow and preserve their wealth with tax-sensitive strategies that address more than their investment portfolios. From retirement planning to liability/liquidity planning and beyond, we embrace client's full wealth picture to help them comprehensively manage their financial life for generations.

Our Philosophy

The Flack Wealth Management team cares deeply about the clients we serve and believe that the only way to fully support their wealth management needs is by limiting the number of investors we support. By doing so, we work to ensure we always have the time and resources to deliver deep client service in every advisory step based on:

 - Meaningful Relationships:  Because we don't focus on serving transactional needs, we are able to foster long-term relationships where we know clients as investors and individuals. We build meaningful client relationships based on trust and respect - and upheld by complete wealth management. In fact, our team has often formed dear friendships with clients and their families throughout the years.

 - Thorough Planning Support:  Deep planning support is the foundation of our advisory guidance. We believe that the better we understand the breadth of clients' financial needs, goals, and visions, the better able we are to help them pursue their desired financial life in every wealth stage. With thorough planning support, we can address clients' assets and liabiilities under a united, forward-looking wealth plan based on their unique financial objectives.

 - Modern, Skilled Guidance:  The financial marketplace and clients' lives continuously evolve. To support tomorrow's objectives, we stay current with the dynamic financial environments and pending legislation changes, as these developments can greatly impact clients' financial outlook and wealth plan.

 - Proactive Communication: 
We believe informed, educated clients make wiser financial decisions. No matter what the markets are doing, we seek to provide calm, clear, and thoughtful advice for logical decision making - and we proactively communicate so clients never feel in the dark about their financial details.


Wealth Management is a dynamic process. As we focus on you today and help you identify your goals for tomorrow, we can strive to work together throughout life’s ups, downs, triumphs, and transitions. Helping you pursue your goals starts with getting to know you, your family and developing a plan. Our job is to understand what matters most to you. We will work together to create a financial strategy that reflects your investment personality and is built around your life priorities. We will be here to help you make adjustments to your plan if and when necessary over time.

Understanding your goals and priorities

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


Regarding your finances, it is important for you to know exactly where you are, where you want to go, and how much you may need to get there. We work together to develop a personalized financial strategy, providing access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, to help you plan for your financial future. We provide transparency on potential risks and opportunities and what you’re paying for and what you’re getting. Understanding that life needs and market conditions can change, we will meet with you to help ensure your strategy stays on track in pursuing your goals and to adjust your approach as needed for the journey ahead.


Focus On High-Net-Worth Individuals and Families

Great wealth is not an end in itself. It is a way by which you can decide what you want to accomplish and with whom you wish to collaborate to pursue your goals. Our team is highly experienced about the challenges faced by individuals with substantial wealth.

A limited client base helps ensure that substantial time and energy can be devoted to assessing and tailoring individual strategies for you. It also allows the team to be responsive to your personal goals and focus on those services that contribute to simplifying your financial life. We believe the value delivered to you reaches well beyond investment management; it extends to the advice and guidance that may be of assistance in nearly every aspect of your financial life.

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

  • We believe the quality of our team's professionals is just as important as the quality of service we offer. We have built an advisory practice comprised of dedicated industry professionals with in-depth experience and a client-first attitude - and who also genuinely enjoy their jobs. Our Wealth Management Advisor, Janet Flack and Investment Management Specialist, Rich Flack, are also a devoted husband-wife advisory team, who greatly value the importance of respectful, meaningful partnerships.

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.

Jennifer Shelstad

Wealth Management Banking Specialist


Joseph McCullough

Wealth Strategies Advisor

Bank of America, N.A.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

Reviews to help you
stay on track

We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.

    Changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.


    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

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      We believe there is no substitute for having a relationship with a team of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors committed to your needs, who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill and offer access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients navigate the financial and economic landscapes. Let’s work together to help you pursue your goals.

      Why Merrill?

      As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.


      We put you first, every day.
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