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Kent W. Scholten, CFP®, CRPC®
First Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor
Kent joined Merrill Lynch in 1995. His focus is on developing strategies and solutions based on each client’s risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and overall investment goals. Committed to his clients’ unique needs and objectives, Kent helps individuals, their families and their businesses meet their short- and long-term financial goals.
Kent's approach to wealth management is consultative, objective and committed to excellence. First, he takes the time to listen to and review client financial situations, preferences and goals. Second, he offers recommendations for asset allocations designed to accurately reflect each client's income and growth expectations. And third, he follows up with discussions covering a wide range of opportunities, including investments, retirement, estate planning services and philanthropy.
Kent holds a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification and a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation with the College for Financial Planning. He currently serves as a board member for Hammer Residences and Vice President on Hammer's Executive Committee, as well as the board for Hammer Travel, and for three years served as a board member and on the Development Committee with MCEE – Minnesota Council on Economic Education. Kent is also a member of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church where he volunteers as an usher.
Kent is a 1994 graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He and his wife, Traci, live in Excelsior with their son, Max.
*Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. *Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S. *CRPC® and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill Lynch 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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