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John Thiel – Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

John Thiel, head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management leads strategic management of the US Wealth Management Group and Private Banking & Investment Group.

John received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Florida State University. Before joining Merrill Lynch, he led a distinguished career in public accounting and the insurance industry.

In 1989, he joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor in Tampa, Florida. In 1995, John became part of the Global Private Client Advisory Division leadership team, a team he would later serve as director in both Oakbrook and Northbrook, Illinois.

John joined the Private Banking and Investment Group in 2000, opening the private wealth management business in the Pacific West region. He was named head of the Private Banking and Investment Group in 2006.

In addition to his work at Merrill Lynch, John is an advocate for finding a cure for cancer and serves as chairman of the Manhattan Region Financial Services Cares Board of the American Cancer Society. He also serves as a trustee on the board of Florida State University Foundation.

John and his wife, Karen, live in Chatham, New Jersey.

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