FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Merrill Lynch Wealth Management’s Michael Mercer has been named the new Market Executive for the Farmington Hills market in Michigan, overseeing Merrill’s team of investment and wealth management advisors.
Mercer was most recently the market executive in St. Louis, Missouri. He was previously an associate market executive in Charlotte, North Carolina, and director of the parent office in Uptown Charlotte. He joined Merrill in 2012 and his prior roles include serving as client relationship manager and director of the new advisor training program.
Mercer, who is originally from St. Louis and now lives and works in Farmington Hills, said he is excited to start serving Michigan residents and their investment and wealth management needs.
“Having the opportunity to support this incredible group of professionals and help deliver the standard in wealth management across our market is an honor. I look forward to being even a small part of their continued success.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Mercer has served in various front-line sales and leadership roles across multiple lines of business including Retail Banking, Small Business/Commercial Banking, Private Banking, Strategy, Risk Management, and Wealth Management. Before joining Merrill, Mercer served as Bank of America market president and Consumer executive in Western North Carolina.
Mercer earned a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Mercer and his wife Deanna have three sons, Carter, John Robert, and Ryan. He spends his free time playing various sports with his children, and is also involved in his church community. He has also served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis.