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John Thiel – Vice Chairman of Global Wealth & Investment Management

John Thiel serves as Vice Chairman of Global Wealth & Investment Management.

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. John was then selected to join the Global Private Client 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 Coast region. He was named head of the Private Banking and Investment Group in 2006. Prior to his current role, John was head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management from April 2011 through December 2016.

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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