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HOUSTON GALLERIA, 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

About Us

The Houston Galleria Market has served the financial needs of the greater Houston metropolitan area for more than a quarter of a century.  Our Market, with 150 financial advisors, can offer the broad investing resources of Merrill, as well as access to Bank of America for clients’ credit and lending needs. We can draw on analysts and specialists to help create financial strategies designed to meet clients’ short- and long-term objectives by focusing on their life priorities, and cover a range of wealth management services, including multi-generational issues, such as wealth transfer.  Our parent office is located inside the Williams Tower with our associate offices located in River Oaks, Sugar Land, Lake Jackson and Galveston.

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.

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We’re here to help you pursue your goals — and to make your busy life a little easier.  With MyMerrill, you can access your investment accounts how, when and where you want to.

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Portfolio Summary
Holdings
Unrealized & Realized Gain/Loss
Research & Insights
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Statements
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Real–Time Quotes
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Bill Pay
Downloads
Watchlists & Alerts
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Pay Merrill and Bank of America Credit Cards
Authorized Account Access (3rd Party)
My Financial Picture
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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.

Justin Griffin

Senior Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Lucas Mendez,

CFP

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

John C Young,

CRPC

First Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Jeremy Character,

SE-AWMA

Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Kenneth H Albers,

CFP

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Tom R Hansen,

CRPC

Managing Director

Wealth Management Advisor

NANCY NGUYEN,

CPFA,

CFP

Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Marc Melcher

First Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Mirella T Wilmot,

CFP,

CRPC

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Kristen Hanshaw Nichols,

CRPC

First Vice President

International Wealth Advisor

Shelley M Adams

Senior Vice President

International Wealth Advisor

Romain Meynier,

CAIA,

CFA

Financial Advisor

Andres Swartz

Senior Vice President

International Wealth Advisor

Mark Sorrell,

CFP

Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Feriz Halili

Assistant Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Roberto Estuardo Clynes

Vice President

Financial Advisor

Roberto Vargas

Vice President

Financial Advisor

Christopher J. Ruiz,

ChFC,

CFP

Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Jack Hansen,

CFP,

ChFC

Financial Advisor

Juan Carlos Gomez

Vice President

Financial Advisor

Andrea Prudencio

Vice President

Private Wealth Manager

Office Team

Silas Girgis| MLWM Market Executive

The financial advisors in our branch office have one primary goal: to help affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth households and business owners pursue their financial goals. Pursuing those goals can require a sizeable team of financial professionals, led by an experienced Market Executive who is also responsible for hiring experienced advisors and career-changing recruits. The Market Executive in your branch helps to support advisor efforts through innovative planning, active leadership, and exceptional service.

Julia M Duran| Market Supervision Manager| Director

Deborah Wall| Market Supervision Manager| Director

Melissa Jacobsen| Market Client Relationship Manager| Vice President

Paula Lundy| Market Client Relationship Manager| Vice President

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.

Events

Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor Informational Session

June 26th, 2024 | 5:00PM-6:00PM PST

You’re invited!
Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor Info Session

If you are an individual who is passionate about helping clients reach their financial goals, consider a role as a Merrill
Financial Solutions Advisor and become an investment specialist in one of our Merrill office locations nationwide. You
will receive training from our-award winning Academy at Bank of America, including hands-on practice, personalized
coaching and dedicated support throughout your on-boarding experience.
As a Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor, you will benefit from leads and referrals from Bank of America’s financial
centers, digital channels and the networks of companies that provide retirement and other financial benefit plans. Using
our vibrant high-tech, high-touch capabilities, we are grooming the Merrill Financial Advisors of the future, able to
deliver personalized advice at each stage of the clients’ financial journey. Join us for an informational session to learn
more

You’re invited!
Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor Info Session

If you are an individual who is passionate about helping clients reach their financial goals, consider a role as a Merrill
Financial Solutions Advisor and become an investment specialist in one of our Merrill office locations nationwide. You
will receive training from our-award winning Academy at Bank of America, including hands-on practice, personalized
coaching and dedicated support throughout your on-boarding experience.
As a Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor, you will benefit from leads and referrals from Bank of America’s financial
centers, digital channels and the networks of companies that provide retirement and other financial benefit plans. Using
our vibrant high-tech, high-touch capabilities, we are grooming the Merrill Financial Advisors of the future, able to
deliver personalized advice at each stage of the clients’ financial journey. Join us for an informational session to learn
more

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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.

Learn more about careers at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management