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As the son of a Merrill advisor, I've grown up around this business and seen firsthand the value that the right advisor can offer to an individual or family. In addition to retirement and wealth planning, one area of focus for me on our team has been helping to bridge the gap between our older clients and their children or grandchildren through succession planning, cross-generational wealth transfer, business continuity planning and estate planning services. I also work with new and existing clients to develop wealth management and retirement strategies that are tailored to their specific goals and priorities.
I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. I have an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan. After working in the Chicago area as an engineer and marketing manager, I returned to my hometown, Rochester NY, to join The Hines Group, a team consisting of my father, Ken, and our two Registered Senior Client Associates, Andrea and Chris.
I live in Pittsford, NY with my wife, Jessica, our daughter, Isla and our dog, Zeus. We’re very into outdoor activities, from snowboarding and mountain biking to backpacking or automotive sports. If it rolls, rides or glides, we’re a fan.
Feel free to connect with me if you have questions about your current financial standing or you’d like a second opinion on what you’re currently doing. I’ll let you know if you’re doing great or if there are opportunities to improve.
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP®; in the U.S.
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
University of Michigan
McQuaid Jesuit High School
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