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Since 1989, Doug has served a select but growing circle of client families – primarily in Westchester and the New York area. Doug’s deep experience and financial acumen drive his strategies, while his primary goal is to fully appreciate the concerns and passions that drive clients.
Doug has honed his highly personalized wealth management approach since joining Merrill Lynch in 1994. Previously, he spent five years at another leading financial institution – assisting many of the clients he still serves today. Doug began his career trading physical commodities.
A lifetime learner, Doug is committed to bringing clients the knowledge and best practices gained from his ongoing education. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Additionally, Doug also holds the Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM (CRPS®) designation - from the College for Financial Planning.
Doug earned a Bachelors degree from Princeton University after graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy. His academic training at the University of Chicago, where he received an M.B.A., with concentrations in Finance and Statistics, gives him the background to understand and practice the sophisticated concepts of Modern Portfolio Theory. At the same time, Doug’s personal experience managing portfolios for nearly four decades has taught him the value of sharing his perspectives and strategies with clients.
Active in the community that’s given him so much, Doug is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Westchester Youth Soccer League, and was inducted into the League’s Hall of Fame in 2009. Doug is also a past member of the Executive Leadership Committee of the Westchester County Chapter of Team and Training and received its Triple Crown Award for completing a triathlon, a half marathon and a 100-mile bike ride. Today, Doug continues to raise money and recently competed in his 13th event for Team in Training. He and his wife, Adrienne (an ERISA attorney), live in Chappaqua and have three grown sons – two working in financial services and one teaching in Thailand.
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