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Wealth Management Advisor
Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Senior Financial Advisor
Reg Senior Client Associate
For decades, The Johnson Group has developed integrated wealth management strategies for multiple generations of affluent families, now residing in 27 states.On behalf of this select circle of clients – including executives at large companies, legal and medical professionals, and business owners – the team can offer an extra measure of attention to help clients enhance, preserve and, ultimately, transfer wealth.“For wealthy individuals nearing retirement, we can develop strategies designed for what I call ‘sustainable lifestyles.’ This demands an array of calculations and considerations that can help move clients toward the retirement they’ve imagined. For some, it’s retiring to their lake cabins or building new ones. For others, it’s moving out of state or being able to travel and visit family,” explains Mark Johnson. Before allocations and investments are considered, Mark and his team feel privileged to spend significant time understanding each client’s goals, time horizons and liquidity needs. Mark says, “Appreciating what each client wants to achieve, tax status, risk tolerance and family dynamics is ‘job one.’” Mark 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, options, 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.“Our strategies are sophisticated, but no more so than our clientele. Our ability to coordinate their liabilities with a Merrill Lynch Banking Advisor from Bank of America, N.A., or to call upon a client’s tax or legal professional, is as vital as managing assets. We want clients’ hard work to pay off, so they can make memories with their families,” Mark adds.
Mark L. Johnson, CFP®, CIMA®Senior Vice President – Wealth ManagementWealth Management AdvisorPortfolio ManagerWith more than 23 years’ experience in financial services, Mark is highly regarded in the industry and among clients. In 2016, Mark was ranked in Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors List for all advisors nationwide. At his prior firm, he has been included in the Barron’s Top 1,000 for all advisors nationwide, in the years of 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Since coming to Merrill Lynch in 2013 from Morgan Stanley, Mark continues serving multiple generations of loyal clientele, taking great personal pride in having guided families toward their financial objectives – for retirement, wealth transfer and philanthropic giving.Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. A native of Bloomington, Mark has lived in Shorewood with his family since 2004. He and his wife, Patti, have been married 26 years, and have three grown children. Away from the office, Mark gives back to the community that’s given him so much – volunteering at Wooddale Church with student ministries and coaching youth basketball and baseball. To “relax,” Mark heads outdoors – hiking, fishing and traveling.Bart McNabb, CFP®Senior Financial AdvisorSenior Portfolio AdvisorWith clients’ best interests at heart, Bart is happy to spend time listening, understanding and helping translate their goals into individualized wealth management strategies. Bart joined Merrill Lynch in 2013 after launching his financial services career at Morgan Stanley in 2007. A graduate of Michigan Technological University, Bart earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a secondary focus on German Language. Today, Bart, his wife, Stacy, and their two sons (and vizsla Hank) live in the Minnetonka area where Bart coaches his boys in youth hockey, lacrosse, football and soccer. When time allows, Bart is an avid sportsman – playing hockey, fishing, hunting, boating and waterskiing.Ashley StensrudFinancial AdvisorAshley began with Merrill Lynch in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2013 as a Client Associate and has since joined The Johnson Group in Bloomington, MN as a Financial Advisor. She enjoys helping clients achieve their financial goals because it results in a life change not only for the individual client, but also for their future generations. With her focus on long-term client objectives and college planning, she listens to the goals as well as concerns at hand, and maps out a clear plan of how to best achieve the desired results. In Chicago, Ashley earned her double Bachelors’ degrees in Bible and Youth Ministry with an interdisciplinary in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband Trent live in Minnetonka with their dog, Tucker. Ashley values being a Minnesotan and all the outdoors adventures the state has to offer. Debbie McKinneyRegistered Senior Client AssociateA native of Stillwater, Minnesota – who’s lived in Prior Lake since 2002 – Debbie has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, beginning with Morgan Stanley (Dean Witter) as a Financial Advisor. While there, she began working with Mark Johnson in 2001, sharing values, goals and vision – for family and clients. Debbie joined Merrill Lynch in 2013, bringing old and new clients her dedication to providing attentive service.Debbie earned her Business Administration degree from Colorado Technical University and is working toward her Bachelors in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. Married to husband, Drew, for 19 years, Debbie is a proud “hockey mom” of two and an avid Minnesota sports fan (Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild and Gophers). She is also actively involved in her church music ministry. Ann JohnsonClient AssociateAnn began her career with Morgan Stanley in 2001. In 2008 she came to know The Johnson Group during its brief move to the Morgan Stanley Wayzata office joining the team in 2009 then making the move to Merrill Lynch in 2013. Ann handles account administration and works with fellow team members on client relations. Ann believes that personal familiarity and hard work are the cornerstones of creating enduring trust. A resident of Plymouth, where she lives with her son (soon to be a high school graduate. Ann and her son volunteer with the ICOP organization and the city of Plymouth. Ann values times spent with family and staying active with fitness, dancing and outdoor pursuits.Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete a CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.**Source: Barron's "America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State" list, March 7, 2016. For information about the selection criteria, go to Barron's Top Financial Advisors page. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Years prior to 2014, this Barron's list consisted of 1,000 advisors.
Mark Johnson is registered to do business in : AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NJ, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, WA, WI
Bart McNabb is registered to do business in : AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NJ, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, WA, WI
Ashley Stensrud is registered to do business in : AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NJ, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, VA, WA, WI
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