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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.

Michael Zimmerman

Michael Zimmerman

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Christopher Caradec

Christopher Caradec

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

We offer advice and guidance to connect your personal goals with potential financial solutions. Our wealth management approach places the investor at the center of our focus, not the market. Our disciplined investment approach offers access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America. As your life and the markets change, we will meet to track progress and make adjustments to your approach, as needed.

Focus On Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses

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 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

Philosophy

We believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? With access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

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

Your approach to investing

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial approach we develop together to help you pursue what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help us get to know you - to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will give you a sense of the full assessment and help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

Understanding your goals and priorities

Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial approach.

Capabilities

Our process is designed to provide a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America offers a way for clients to manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. We see
ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Past Events

Ark Big Ideas - 2020

June 9th, 2020|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Big Ideas 2020 - ARK Invest aims to identify large-scale investment opportunities by focusing on public companies that are the leaders, enablers, and beneficiaries of disruptive innovation.

From Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence to Next Generation DNA Sequencing, ARK Invest attempts to enlighten investors on the impact of breakthrough technologies and the opportunities they will create.

You’re invited to a complimentary Webinar that will be conducted through our WebEx technology.  We will hear from Matthew Murphy, CFA, from American Beacon, as we will explore the following:

 

-          Deep Learning                                    - Streaming Media
-          Electric Vehicles                                  - Automation
-          3D Printing                                         - Autonomous Ride-hailing
-          Aerial Drones                                      - Next Generation DNA Sequencing
-          Biotech R&D Efficiency                         - Digital Wallets

    The World After Covid-19

    June 18th, 2020|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

    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.  It has already changed the way we live, consume, and behave.  On Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 9:00am to 10:00am, we will be joined by Haim Israel, Global Strategist with Bank of America, as we look ahead to what life will be post-COVID.

     

    Haim Israel is a Managing Director and Head of Thematic Investing Research at Bank of America.  His presentation will explore powers that will shape our lives, economies, and markets. Where are the opportunities, and where are the challenges?  Please join us to discuss the new transforming world, after COVID.


    If you are interested in attending, please reach out to Ray Attisano at 610-398-4304 or via email at Raymond.Attisano@ml.com to reserve your place.


    We look forward to you joining us for this special event.

      Mastering Stress, Resilience, and Change

      June 25th, 2020|4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

      In these unique times, the causes of stress seem to be growing and managing stress becomes ever more important.  On Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm, we will be joined by Andy Bernstein, CEO and Founder of the Resilience Academy, as he presents “Mastering Stress, Resilience, and Change.”

       
      Andy Bernstein is the author of “The Myth of Stress,” and has taught through Wharton Executive Education since 2007.  His presentation will look at the way people approach stress, conflict, and change.  As we work to navigate this new world, Andy will discuss managing stress and life during the global pandemic.


      If you are interested in attending, please reach out to Ray Attisano at 610-398-4304 or via email at Raymond.Attisano@ml.com to reserve your place.


      We look forward to you joining us for this special event.

        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

            We believe there is no substitute for having a relationship with a team of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors committed to your needs, who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill and offer access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients navigate the financial and economic landscapes. Let’s work together to help you pursue 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.