Merrill Lynch Branch Office

Welcome to the QUINCY, IL Branch. Our financial advisors work within a customized, goals-based system that begins with the belief that each client is unique, and that our wealth management strategies need to reflect each client’s individual objectives, no matter how large or small.

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The Merrill Lynch Quincy IL office offers you the experience that comes from being exposed over many years to virtually every financial situation a client may face. We use that knowledge to provide individualized attention, customized advice and guidance, and access to Merrill Lynch's vast resources. Our advisors and staff support our community outside of work as volunteers and sponsors of local charities including the arts, children's and health-oriented non-profits. We are proud to live in such a great community and love "The Gem City"!

Our Branch’s financial advisors are committed to client service and satisfaction. We begin every relationship by having clients identify their personal and professional goals, including those related to lifestyle and multi-generational issues. With that information, combined with our ability to draw on industry analysts and specialists, financial advisors have the tools to fully understand each client’s current financial situation and can help them create financial strategies designed to meet their long-term objectives.

Good citizenship is an integral part of how our Branch interacts with our clients and communities. We are dedicated to volunteering, participating and fundraising for organizations such as The YMCA, The YWCA, Transitions, Horizons, Quincy Notre Dame and The Quincy Humane Society.

As a Merrill Lynch client, you have access to the knowledge and experience of industry skilled financial advisors who are supported by the intellectual capital of Merrill Lynch, a goals-based wealth management 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.

Branch Office Profile

Advisors at This Location

Our deeply committed financial advisors call upon Merrill Lynch’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.

William Ramsay Easterling

Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Lyndell R Fross

Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Thomas Cutrone

Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor


Nicholas Paul

Wealth Management Advisor


Ralph A Vandenboom

Assistant Vice President

Senior Consultant

Michael E Brennan

Vice President

Senior Financial Advisor

Richard V. Marcolla

Senior Vice President

Senior Resident Director


Marilyn Jean Oberling

Assistant Vice President

Senior Consultant

Office Team

Krista Savage| Resident Director Assistant

Krista Savage is a Registered Resident Director Assistant for Merrill Lynch in Quincy, IL.  She has been with the firm for over 10 years and in the industry for 19 years.  She holds a Finance degree from Quincy University. Krista and her husband, Doug, have two children, Zoey (16) & Reid (13). They enjoy traveling to the beach and visiting family. Krista also volunteers at her church and around the community.

Krista enjoys getting to know our clients and helping them have the absolute best experience at Merrill Lynch.  Whether it is day one of their relationship with us or she’s worked with them for 15 years, she makes sure they feel at ease and is always happy to answer any questions they may have. 

Deana Smith| Client Associate

Deana Smith is a Client Associate, handling administration and client relations for Merrill Lynch in Quincy, IL.  She has been with Merrill Lynch for over ten years. Deana attended Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.  Deana and her husband, Mike, have 4 grown children.  Deana has been an active volunteer with the Quincy Humane Society for many years, working on various committees and assisting in the vaccination clinic and dog park notifications.  She is also a board member for the Quincy Humane Society Endowment Fund and is secretary for her homeowner’s association.  When Mike and Deana are able to get away, they enjoy attending concerts and going to antique shows. 

She enjoys her position at Merrill Lynch. She values the interactions with clients very much, and is always willing to assist them.

Angie Woods| Client Associate

Angie Woods is a Client Associate at Merrill Lynch in Quincy, IL.  She has been with the firm for 10 years and in the industry for 20 years.  Angie and her husband, Shawn, have two children, Nolan (13) & Ashlyn (9). They enjoy traveling to the beach, visiting with family and cheering for the Cubs. Angie enjoys supporting the community doing various 5K walks.

Angie enjoys working with our clients and getting to know them and their families.  Angie is an enthusiastic and friendly person, who helps ensure our clients receive the best customer service and satisfaction. 

Let’s Have a Conversation

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


Merrill Lynch is seeking high achievers with a history of success. If you’re in sales, law, banking, teaching, accounting, retired military, college grad or other, and you have the drive, commitment and perseverance to succeed, consider a career with us as a financial advisor.

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