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Wayne R. Maynard
Wayne R. Maynard, CDFATM, CFP®, CIMA®
Senior Vice President–Wealth Management
Senior Consultant

Wayne joined Merrill Lynch in 1994 after serving as an executive officer for two publicly held companies in the Dallas area. Before that, he spent several years in the audit practice of a Big Four accounting firm, although he does not provide tax advice in his role with the Merrill Lynch. Wayne is a skilled problem solver who draws on more than 35 years of financial services experience to help families define and pursue their goals for accumulating, preserving and distributing their wealth. He focuses on building long-term relationships with clients and expanding the business to serve their friends, neighbors and relatives.

Wayne is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He also holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM (CDFATM) designations. He received a bachelor's degree in physics from Florida State University and a master's degree in physics from The University of North Texas. Wayne is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight South Central, which provides free transportation to people in need of critical medical treatment. He is an instrument- and multiengine-rated commercial pilot who enjoys flying, photography and travel.

Ryan M. Maynard
Ryan M. Maynard, CFA®, CFP®
Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor

Ryan joined Merrill Lynch in 2002, after working in the advisory practice of a Big Four accounting firm. In his current role as wealth management advisor with The Maynard Group, he does not provide tax advice. Ryan works collaboratively with families to understand their financial purpose and construct strategies expressly tailored to help them pursue their collective goals. Ryan spends a significant amount of time performing economic research and interviewing portfolio managers to identify appropriate investments for inclusion in portfolios designed to move clients toward their specific objectives.

Ryan is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a graduate of The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a BBA in finance. Ryan is a member of the CFA Society of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Dallas Estate Planning Council. He also volunteers for Angel Flight South Central, Big Brothers Big Sisters and his church. Ryan is an instrument-rated private pilot who enjoys flying, golf and travel.

Sandra D. Lassberg
Sandra D. Lassberg
Registered Client Associate

Sandi has been with Merrill Lynch for 30 years. She applies her extensive experience to providing clients with exemplary service, responding promptly and efficiently to their requests and helping them find the answers they need. Eager to face each day's challenges, Sandi helps the team with account administration, report preparation, survey reviews, document processing, meeting scheduling and providing clients with updates. Sandi earned an associate degree in applied arts and science from Mountain View Junior College. She volunteers with and is an alumna of the North Texas chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.

Amy Lin
Amy Lin
Client Associate

Amy joined The Maynard Group and Merrill Lynch family in 2015. Having previously worked as an international sales manager in the publishing industry for five years in New York City and an account manager for four years in a technology company, she comes to Merrill Lynch as a solution-driven individual with a strong background in project management, research and analytics, and client satisfaction. She received a bachelor's degree from Drew University in anthropology with focuses in Asian studies and political science. Amy utilizes her studies and work experiences to establish and maintain long-term relationships with internal teams as well as existing and new clients. She provides all facets of client service and account maintenance with attention to detail and efficiency.

Amy grew up in Taiwan and North Jersey, and lived in New York before moving to Dallas, Texas. She now lives happily with her husband, David, her son, Iain, and a Pit Bull named Dude. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, running and gardening.