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The Jones, Paparella, & Thomas Group is dedicated to the financial needs and aspirations of our clients. Each team member plays an important role in the creating goals based wealth management strategies. We look forward to discussing how our team can add value to your financial picture. Take a moment to get to know us through our profiles below.
Charles Harris Jones, CFP®Wealth Management AdvisorPortfolio ManagerCharles, a native of Huntsville, attended Lee High School and graduated from the University of Alabama. Charles is the President Emeritus of the Kiwanis Club of Huntsville, a global service organization dedicated to helping children. He also is on the board of the directors of the New Hope Children’s Clinic. Charles is married to Andrea Nelson Jones of Huntsville and they have one daughter, Ruby Claire Jones, a student at Randolph.A veteran of the financial services industry since 1995, Charles joined Merrill Lynch in 2007. Charles provides a consultative and objective approach to wealth management. By taking the time to listen and review the financial situations, preferences and goals of the client, he is able to make sound recommendations for asset allocations designed to accurately reflect each client’s income and growth expectations. Charles then follows up with discussions covering a wide range of opportunities, including investments, retirement, estate planning services and philanthropy.Charles is a qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. Charles holds a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ certification, awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.Bryan L. PaparellaSenior Financial AdvisorPortfolio AdvisorBryan, originally from Livingston, AL, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama. He and his wife Christina are the proud parents of one boy, Preston, and two girls, Meg and Elle. Bryan’s favorite past times include an occasional round of golf, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with his family, and Alabama Football. A veteran of the financial industry for 16 years, Bryan joined Merrill Lynch in 2003. Knowledgeable in the 401k arena, he prides himself on guiding the businesses of our community in the structure of their retirement plans. Bryan views his responsibility to clients as all encompassing. He is extremely dedicated to client welfare and seeks to develop long term relationships that extend beyond the doors of the office. Bryan provides advice and guidance in the allocation of assets, professional portfolio management, retirement planning, and estate planning services. John Camfield ThomasFinancial AdvisorSenior Portfolio AdvisorField, a native of Tupelo, Ms, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after high school. Serving as an Assaultman in an infantry unit, he completed two combat tours in Iraq before being honorably discharged as a Sergeant in order to attend college. He is an Eagle Scout and a lifelong duck hunter. Field seeks to create wealth management strategies that connect the pieces of each client's financial picture. Using the resources of a world class financial services firm, Field is the first point of contact in assisting clients with every aspect of their financial lives.Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2012, Field received his degree in Financial Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating Cum Laude.Doreen Grannis, CRPC® Registered Client AssociateDoreen, a New York native, graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX with Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. She enjoys yoga, cooking, and spending time with her husband Chris and their daughter Ava. As a family, they are avid horseback riders and karate enthusiasts. Doreen began working in the financial services industry in 2001 and joined the Merrill Lynch team in 2013. She has extensive experience in the areas of compliance, operations, and the training of client associates. As The JPT Group’s Registered Client Associate, Doreen’s main objectives are to provide a high level of client service and offer a proactive approach to resolving any client-related issue that may arise.Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.CRPC® and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.
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John Thomas is registered to do business in : AL, CO, FL, GA, IN, MI, MO, MS, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA
Charles Jones is registered to do business in : AL, CO, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA
Bryan L. Paparella is registered to do business in : AK, AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MI, MO, MS, NC, TN, TX, VA, WA
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