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FORT WORTH, TX

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Branch Office

Through our branch’s experience and leadership, we welcome working with individuals, families, business owners, executives and institutions—in rising or turbulent markets—and we are well-positioned to help you address your wealth planning challenges and opportunities.

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Branch Office Profile

Leadership


Scott McConaghy, Market Executive, and the Fort Worth & Associates Leadership Team are experienced Financial Services Professionals leading high performance advisors and partners within the Wealth Management Industry. Responsibilities include day to day leadership of the Fort Worth & Associates Market based out of Fort Worth, TX. Our other locations include the Southlake, Clearfork, Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, and Midland offices of Merrill. We are committed to being the premier Wealth Management organization of choice to deliver holistic financial advice and guidance for clients.

About Us

The advisors at the branch can offer financial strategies that come from years of combined wealth management knowledge and experience. We also stress that our role goes beyond wealth planning advice and guidance. Employing the broad resources of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, advisors can assist with retirement income planning, guidance on concentrated stock positions and traditional investments, as well as providing access to Bank of America’s estate planning services, while working with your outside professionals, such as accountants and tax attorneys.

Culture

The branch’s financial advisors are committed to client service and satisfaction. Every relationship begins by helping clients identify their personal and professional goals, including those related to lifestyle and multi-generational issues. With that information, combined with the ability to draw on industry analysts and specialists, financial advisors have the tools to fully understand each client’s current financial situation and can collaborate with them on creating financial strategies designed to meet their long-term objectives.

Community 

Through our volunteerism and charitable outreach, the branch helps support the economic, social and cultural life of the communities in which we live and work. In virtually every Merrill location across the country, employees are involved in fundraising activities meant to benefit their many neighborhoods and causes. And as a local branch office, we feel it is important for us to “give back” and help maintain vibrant, healthy communities and non-profit organizations.

Client Commitment

As a Merrill client, you have access to the knowledge and experience of industry-skilled advisors who are supported by the investing insights of Merrill, a disciplined wealth planning platform, and the technological resources of a leading global financial services firm. Our advisors strive to fully understand your personal and business needs, and those of your family and future generations. We will put your interests first to help you pursue your financial and life goals.

Advisors at This Location

Our deeply committed advisors call upon Merrill’s tools and resources to help clients pursue personal and professional financial goals, as they also help them prepare for financial and lifestyle challenges that may lie ahead.

Ted Kelly Smith,

AAMS

Managing Director

Senior Financial Advisor

John Gould

Assistant Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

George Mason,

CRPC

Assistant Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Wade D Jewett

Assistant Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Emily Jordan Boydston,

CPFA,

CFP

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Amy C Smith

First Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Stuart G Schultz,

CFP

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Chris T Nietenhoefer,

CIMA,

CPFA,

C(k)P,

CFP

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Wen Chen

Assistant Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

John Pardue,

CEPA,

CIMA

Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Kerry A Knox

Senior Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

A. Kent Dennis

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Neal A Nelson,

CFA

First Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Tad Boyd,

CFP

Financial Advisor

Michael James Hasbach

Vice President

Financial Advisor

Office Leadership Team

Fort Worth & Associates

Leadership Team members L to R:

  • Dana Perry Senior Market Supervision Manager
  • Aaron Gutierrez Resident Director-Clearfork, Wealth Management Advisor
  • Stephanie Addison Market Client Relationship Manager
  • Kerry Williams Market Supervision Manager Assistant
  • Scott McConaghy Market Executive
  • Rusti Gunn Market Client Relationship Manager
  • Bart Bonney Resident Director-Southlake, Wealth Management Advisor
  • Yashica Hill Market Executive Assistant
  • Erick Diaz Market Supervision Manager
Not Shown:
  • Breezy Adams Resident Director-Amarillo, Wealth Management Advisor
  • Steven Dunn Advisor Development Program Market Leader
  • Brandon Hamilton Resident Director-Lubbock, Senior Financial Advisor
  • Denisse Monedero Market Client Relationship Manager Assistant
  • Jimmy Newcomb Senior Resident Director-Abilene, Wealth Management Advisor

Let’s Have a Conversation

Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

Careers 4

No matter where your career may currently be, if you have the mindset and motivation of a Merrill financial advisor, you should consider the opportunity to become one yourself.

Work Culture

Our culture is dedicated to providing continuing professional training, mentoring and technology for new and experienced advisors.

Rewarding Career

We help you support the financial aspects of a client’s life, focused on providing individually customized investment approaches and wealth management advice, products and services.

Access to Resources

Our size and scope offer access to a wide range of technology, intellectual capital and marketing resources designed to enhance client relationships and build your business.

Grow & Learn

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management has been training financial advisors since 1946, offering advisors the critical skills and knowledge they need to assist individuals in pursuing their unique financial goals.

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