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Serving a wide range of clients whose proud work ethics have led to professional achievements, Tiryakioglu, Benedict & Duenwald strives to work just as hard – building customized strategies for those at all points along the wealth spectrum. Clients include successful men and women who appreciate the team’s friendly, personal approach – one that aims to organize financial lives, clarify individual goals, and collaborate with clients in defining mutually-agreed upon paths for investment, retirement and education planning, as well as cash management and liability management. “We’re real people helping other real people. Our clients have different personalities and comfort levels with financial information. The reward is devoting time to know clients, earning their trust and seeing them achieve goals that some thought were not possible,” says Ben.On behalf of software developers, Fortune 500 executives, owners of privately held businesses, retirees and multiple generations, the team exercises a disciplined, unbiased and transparent approach. “Each client envisions a particular outcome. That’s why strategies are built from the ground up and not pegged to a generic index return,” explains Daver. Daver, Ben and Mary are qualified Portfolio Managers who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing their 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/her] strategies on a discretionary basis
Our Advisory Team MembersDaver TiryakiogluManaging Director – Wealth ManagementWealth Management AdvisorPortfolio ManagerA veteran of financial services, Daver joined Merrill Lynch in 1992, following graduation from the University of Georgia. A Georgia native, Daver and his wife, Adra have been married for 22 years and have three young children. To “relax,” Daver is a loud and proud “Georgia Bulldogs” fan, a hobby photographer for the Seattle Seahawks, and recently completed an Olympic triathlon. Giving back to the community that means so much to him, Daver has long supported Children's Hospital, Overlake Hospital Business Development and his church. In 2012, Daver earned prestigious BAC volunteer status.Named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2016. Source: Barron’s "America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State" list, March 7, 2016. For information about the selection criteria, go to www.barrons.com. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.Benjamin “Ben” C. Duenwald, CFP®, CRPC®, C(k)P®Senior Vice President - Wealth ManagementWealth Management AdvisorPortfolio ManagerBen launched his financial services career in 1998 with Merrill Lynch. He feels privileged to help clients enjoy tangible rewards for their diligence and hard work – taking the time to explain possible scenarios and the steps entailed in achieving positive outcomes. Ben graduated from the University of Washington Business School with a focus on Finance. Born in Eastern Washington, Ben and his wife, Sarah are proud parents of two young children. When they nap, Ben enjoys golf, roots for University of Washington football and basketball teams, and the Seattle Seahawks. He also participates in his Parish as well as many walks and runs for charitable causes.Mary A Benedict, CIMA®Senior ConsultantMary joined Merrill Lynch in 1990 after graduating from the University of Washington’s School of Business with a concentration in Finance. Mary finds it satisfying to know that helping each client build and preserve their wealth can have a lasting impact on their life (and their family’s). Mary was born in Washington State and has lived in Redmond for 25 years. She and her husband, John, are passionate about horses, enjoy mountain scenery and riding the trails in the Pacific Northwest. She also supports youth 4-H programs, especially horsemanship and farming.Colin R. Cook, CFP®Financial AdvisorSenior Portfolio AdvisorColin started at Merrill Lynch in 2012. He is passionate about helping clients establish and prioritize their financial goals and determine what steps to take to achieve them. This includes all aspects of clients' financial lives including investments, insurance, college planning, retirement planning, and estate planning services to help ensure individuals are well prepared for the future. Colin was born in Denver but has spent the majority of his life in the Pacific Northwest where he also completed his undergraduate studies. Colin enjoys planning vacation getaways, spending time outdoors, and is a diehard Seahawks fan.Kirsti A. Woods, CFP®, CRPC® Analyst - Relationship ManagementKirsti came to Merrill Lynch in 1997 after graduating from the University of Washington, where she majored in Business Management. Each day, Kirsti brings her professional commitment to the office – striving to create positive client experiences with each conversation and transaction. A native of Ontario, Canada, Kirsti lives in Black Diamond with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters. She has long devoted her energies to supporting the Maple Valley Food Bank, and raising money for the ALS Foundation. Susan Hanneman, CRPC®, CRPS® Registered Senior Client AssociateAfter spending 13 years in the industry, Susan joined Merrill Lynch in 2011. She’s focused on providing clients with friendly and timely service. Susan attended the University of Denver with a focus on Economics. She is active in the Susan G. Komen three-day 60 Mile Walk. She and her husband, Trent, have two young children. Tara CancroRegistered Client AssociateTara joined Merrill Lynch in 2014. She is a Business Administration graduate from Bucknell University. Tara focuses on client care through direct interaction with clients and by assisting advisors in meeting a diverse range of client needs in a timely and thorough manner. Tara volunteers for Mobility Outreach International. CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.CRPC® and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor sm are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.CRPS® and Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.C(k)P® and Certified 401(k) Professional C(k)P® is a registered trademark of The Retirement Advisor University, Inc.CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst® Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA® or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.
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Benjamin Duenwald is registered to do business in : AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA
Daver Tiryakioglu is registered to do business in : AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA
Colin R. Cook is registered to do business in : AK, AZ, CA, FL, ID, MD, OR, PA, TX, WA
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