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Stephen began his career at age 17 in the mailroom for Verizon and its predecessor companies. During his 30-year tenure, he held a variety of roles including finance, treasury, sales, operations and business development. After years of increasing responsibility, he retired at age 46 as Senior Executive.
With a strong desire to give back to the community, Stephen later assumed a role as CEO and Executive Vice President for a Dallas non-profit, where he directed investments and provided governance for their endowments. After helping the organization recover from the brink of bankruptcy, Stephen was recruited to Morgan Stanley’s financial advisor training program. During his tenure, he became a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager working with a select group of affluent clients.
Stephen joined Merrill in 2016 and today he brings his well-rounded background in corporate finance, investments and business development to his work with corporate executives, entrepreneurs, multiple generations of families, non-profits, foundations, and members of the LGBT community. He also finds particular satisfaction working with women, including business professionals, divorcees and widows, to help them make informed financial decisions that accurately reflect their short- and long-term financial goals.
Serving a select number of clients by design enables Stephen to devote significant time and resources to every relationship and guide them through the disciplined process that their unique situations require. His process begins by developing a deep understanding of his clients’ lives and the things they value most. Employing “what if” scenarios and simulating the impact on their current lifestyle and retirement helps Stephen develop customized investment portfolios based on global macroeconomics and designed to pursue what’s most important to clients and their families.
Stephen is an avid writer, enjoys the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends when not working.
University of Phoenix
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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.
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