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Recognition

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

Nadine Faulis

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2018, 2019 and 2020

Forbes’ “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” 2020

Jennifer Shydler

Forbes/SHOOK “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” 2017 and 2018

Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s Top Wealth Adviser Moms in 2019

Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors" in 2019

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.

Valarie Beel

Valarie Beel

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Karen Newton

Karen Newton

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #652629

Ben Voelker

Ben Voelker

Trust Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

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

Welcome

Our mission is to understand you and what matters most to you. 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. We help you design and implement a customized wealth management approach that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while helping manage investment risk. Our wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

Philosophy

It’s important to plan for your financial future, which means getting more than investment advice. We believe you may find value in a one-on-one relationship with someone dedicated to knowing who you are and what you want to accomplish. Someone who knows your kids’ names, how hard you worked to get where you are, how you define a successful life and how you view investing. Our commitment is centered in helping clients achieve their goals by making their needs and wants a priority. Our advice and financial approach are guided by what’s important to you, and our success is defined by your satisfaction over time.

How we help clients

Clients at various stages in their lives count on us to help them find ways to pursue their financial and life goals, including:

  • The retirement lifestyle they envision
  • Preparing for the cost of the best education possible for their children and grandchildren
  • Wealth transfer to the next generation
  • Establishment of their legacy through family foundations and philanthropy
  • Diversifying business interests
  • Potential solutions for managing concentrated equity holdings

Capabilities

We have the experience, knowledge and tools to fully understand each client’s current financial situation and to help them create potential solutions designed to pursue their short- and long-term objectives. We offer a range of capabilities, including retirement income planning and potential wealth transfer solutions from Merrill and access to estate planning services and philanthropic solutions through Bank of America.

Focus On Individuals and Families

We can offer advice and guidance designed to assist you in making investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals.  So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, We’ll start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

 

Past Events

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WebEx Event - Maintaining Perspective in a Crisis

June 9th, 2020|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

You’re invited to a Virtual Event

For those not familiar with WebEx, it allows us to offer a great alternative at this time when there are so many health concerns that could impact you and your family. WebEx download is required to join the event, test access ahead of time at http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html 

Presented By:

Merrill | Nadine Faulis, Managing Director, Senior Financial Advisor

Merrill | Jennifer Shydler, CFP, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor

Merrill | Nicholas DeGeorge, Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Advisor

Hartford Funds | Clinton Mains, Vice President, Advisor Consultant

 

To reserve your place today or for more information:

Call Nicholas DeGeorge at 702.341.2013 or email Nick.DeGeorge@ml.com.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.

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    The World After COVID-19 with Haim Israel

    July 8th, 2020|12:00 PM PST

    You’re invited to a webinar on “The World After COVID” that will be conducted through our WebEx technology. 

    Please join us via WebEx for a discussion on what the world after the Coronavirus will look. Covid-19 is one of those rare events in history – like the Great Depression and fall of the Berlin Wall – that will completely reshape geopolitics, societies, and markets. During this special presentation, Haim Israel, Global Strategist & Head of Global Thematic Investing Research, will speak on the 5 key themes to pay attention to after The Great Isolation.

    Where: Click here to join meeting! 

    Please let us know if you will be attending.

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      Market and Economic Update with Derek Harris

      July 15th, 2020|3:00 PM PST

      You’re invited to a discussion on the Special Market and Economic Update that will be conducted through our WebEx technology. 

      We will be hosting a Special Market and Economic Update with Derek Harris, Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth Management Portfolio and Investment Strategy for Global Research.

      Where: Click here to join meeting! 

        Your Financial Approach

        We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of 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.

        FAMILY
        Taking care of your family and other people in your life
        • Trust & Estate Planning Services4
        • Education Funding1
        • Insurance3
        HEALTH
        Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
        • Long-term Care Insurance3
        • Health Savings Account2
        • Disability Insurance3
        HOME
        Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
        • Home Loans2
        • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
        • Securities-Based Lending2
        • Credit Cards2
        WORK
        Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
        • Bank of America Business Banking2
        • Exchange Funds1
        • Concentrated Stock Management1
        • Succession Planning1
        LEISURE
        Spending your free time in meaningful ways
        • Credit Cards2
        • Securities-Based Lending2
        • Structured Lending2
        GIVING
        Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
        • Donor-Advised Funds4
        • Private Foundations4
        • Charitable Trusts4
        FINANCE
        Using your finances to bring it all together
        • Merrill 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

        1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
        2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
        3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
        4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.

        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 approach, 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 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.


          Monitoring 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.

          Wealth Management Your Way

          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

            Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve 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.


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            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.

            We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

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

            Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

            Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

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