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Before joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Deborah Van Zijl had a lengthy career in banking in New York City and was more recently a partner of a private consulting firm. Highlights of Deborah’s career include working as an insurance banker as a Vice President at Societe Generale and Chase. She also worked as an insurance analyst at Standard & Poor’s Corporation and began her career in financial services at The Bank of New York. Deborah earned an MBA from Wake Forest University School of Business and a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As a trusted advisor, she will design a comprehensive and dynamic wealth management plan for you and your family. We focus on your goals for now and the future. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management offers a broad array of investment products, financial strategies, and other services coupled with access to Bank of America's superb and diverse banking services. With the key resources of the Merrill advantage, she will assist you through all phases of your life, helping you achieve your life goals. We offer long term plans for diverse intergenerational families, true relationship banking.
She currently lives in Southampton with her husband Rick and has two children. Deborah is very involved in her community, having volunteered at The New York Junior League, historical societies, The Southampton Yacht Club, and served on the Board of the Peconic Gardiners Junior Sailing Association. Her interests are tennis, sailing, gardening, and history, and she also speaks German.
English & German
Wake Forest University, MBA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
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2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
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