Are you providing the best retirement plan for your employees? Do your employees view the plan as a perk of employment? I have a passion for helping business owners find the answers to these questions. At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, I am a part a group of advisors that have earned the designation of Retirement Benefits Consultant (RBC). With this designation we can leverage the broad resources from across Merrill and personalize services to focus on your plan goals and offer your organization access to our ERISA 3(21)(A)(ii) Fiduciary Advisory Services. Additionally, I hold the Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist CRPS certification, and Certified 401(k) Professional (C(k)P) through The Retirement Advisor University, Inc. in conjunction with UCLA's Anderson School of Management I also help families with special needs children prepare financially for life's transitions. This passion stems from my own personal experience with my son, Drew, who had Batten Disease. In 2007 I founded Drew's Hope Research Foundation with my wife Katie, to raise funds for Batten Disease Research and create awareness about the disease. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Batten Disease Support and Research Association (BDSRA) and as a patient advocate for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). In 2015 I was honored for my continued work in promoting awareness of rare diseases. I graduated from Ramapo College with a bachelor's degree in economics. I live in Newtown, Pennsylvania with my wife Katie and son Gavin. *The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. owns the service marks Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, CRPS, and the CRPS logo, and the certification marks Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist, CRPS, and the CRPS logo. *C(k)P is a registered trademark of The Retirement Advisor University, Inc.