daRoza Waitrovich & Associates

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We provide goals-based wealth management strategies and personalized attention to a limited number of wealthy individuals and families. We combine our experience and understanding of the complex financial needs of clients with substantial wealth with the broad capabilities of a global institution to help address your goals.

Meet the Team

The private wealth advisors with Merrill Private Wealth Management are rigorously trained to help meet the specialized needs of individuals and families of wealth. We build relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Antonio Pedro daRoza

Antonio Pedro daRoza,

Managing Director

Private Wealth Advisor

David J Waitrovich

David J Waitrovich,

Managing Director

Private Wealth Advisor

David P. Nahm

David P. Nahm

Assistant Vice President

Financial Advisor

Alex S Gilman

Alex S Gilman

Financial Advisor

Kristina  Danielson

Kristina Danielson

Private Wealth Analyst Investments

Scott  Stoffa

Scott Stoffa

Registered Analyst

Jane l Burkhard

Jane l Burkhard

Registered Private Wealth Associate

Matthew C.F. Lewis

Matthew C.F. Lewis

Private Wealth Associate

Hilary M Kilday

Hilary M Kilday

Private Wealth Associate

Nicholas  Geissler

Nicholas Geissler

Private Wealth Associate PR (FP)


Additional Resources

Toni L Peterson

Toni L Peterson

Structured Credit Executive

Jeralyn Seiling

Jeralyn Seiling

Wealth Strategist

Paul G Stauffer

Paul G Stauffer

Trust Specialist


Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Antonio Pedro daRoza

Financial Times –“Top 400 Financial Advisers” 2015 - 2018

Barron’s “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State” 2018

David J Waitrovich

Financial Times –“Top 400 Financial Advisers” 2015

Barron’s “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State”  2010 - 2016

Strategies designed to help you achieve your goals

As a client of Merrill Private Wealth Management, you have access to services and resources ordinarily reserved for the world’s largest institutions. We work with individuals, families spanning multiple generations, business owners and executives. Using a goals-based wealth management approach, we put our clients at the center of every personalized strategy.

Our Approach

A Commitment to Service

Merrill Private Wealth Management is committed to providing a select group of wealthy clients with highly personalized one-on-one service. When you work with us, our knowledgeable, rigorously trained private wealth advisors will gain a deep understanding of your goals, help you develop a multigenerational wealth strategy, help you monitor it and update your strategy as needed. We are committed to providing you access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, and we will continue to invest in client tools and new technology to enhance your overall experience as you and your private wealth advisor pursue what’s most important to you.

Our Membership within the Private Banking and Investment Group

Our team operates within the Private Banking and Investment Group (PBIG) at Merrill Lynch, a boutique division specially designed to meet the needs of ultra-affluent families. Our senior leaders, Tony daRoza & David Waitrovich, have completed the rigorous accreditation process required of Private Wealth Advisors. Our membership within PBIG provides clients with a preferred level of service and access:

  • In-depth advice and guidance from Firm-wide specialists

  • Exposure to global, institutional investment opportunities

  • Access to exclusive seminars and events

  • Insight and best practices from a network of accomplished families

Services and Resources

Lifestyle & Cash Flow Analysis

  • Personal banking: tracking expenses, bill payment, and cash flow analysis

  • Liability management: residential lending, specialized asset lending and business lending through Bank of America, N.A.

  • Discretionary portfolio management

  • Stock option analysis and hedging and monetization of concentrated equity positions 

  • Personalized Financial Strategies

  • Family wealth growth, preservation and transfer strategies

  • Trust management

  • Life insurance

  • Philanthropic strategy and management

  • Business succession, merger, acquisition and capital funding advisory for businesses

Corporate Executives

We understand the complexities that come with your executive position and the extreme demands on your time. We can help you develop a customized strategy that your wealth and compensation require. We can help you manage the risk of your concentrated stock position while navigating complex SEC rules, trading restrictions and reporting requirements. If you’ve just been promoted and would like help evaluating your new compensation plan, or if you’re looking to develop a long-term financial strategy for you and your family – designed to enable you to live life as you want it, with reliable access to cash – we can help simplify your financial life, as well as develop new strategies as your career and goals evolve.

Intergenerational Family Wealth

Managing your family’s wealth across multiple generations goes beyond protecting and preserving assets, tax minimization strategies and designating heirs. Your goals also likely include passing on values and helping the next generation become effective stewards of wealth. Merrill Private Wealth Management helps a select group of families with personalized wealth transfer strategies, family wealth education and developing and implementing philanthropic visions. In working with you to create strategies that reflect your family’s intentions and help ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, we proceed in a manner that recognizes the complexities of your life challenges and the unique nature of your goals. Our extensive experience working with other families of significant wealth enables us to see and share best practices to help you achieve them.


As a woman of wealth, you are well aware of how inaccurate stereotypes about gender and money can be. Beyond some specific challenges—for example, planning for the statistical probability of outliving a spouse—managing your wealth means avoiding preconceived assumptions while gaining a full understanding of who you are as an investor and what you want to achieve for your career, your family and your legacy. Merrill Private Wealth Management works with a select group of wealthy individuals and families to help them pursue the goals that matter most to them. We strive to get to know our clients on a personal level so we can offer boutique-like services and the resources of a global firm to create strategies specifically for their life and needs.

Company Founders, Private Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

When you have built your own business, your personal finances and the life of your company are closely intertwined. You may be thinking about how to invest in your company’s growth while also deciding how best to use your personal assets. Helping ensure the future of your business likely involves employee benefits, retirement plans and succession planning. Helping secure your family’s legacy could entail wealth transfer strategies, trusts and philanthropy. Whatever your specific needs, we at Merrill Private Wealth Management can help entrepreneurs and business owners balance their personal financial lives with their life’s work. We are dedicated in providing the experience and resources to help support your ongoing success.

Our Philosophy

We believe your unique goals should be at the center of all of your financial decisions and form the foundation of your financial strategy. Because significant wealth requires customized goals-based financial strategies, we believe in building lasting relationships with a limited number of clients, taking the time to understand your most important priorities for today, tomorrow and your long-term future. Our philosophy celebrates collaboration. Working with a team of specialists, we draw on the resources and insights of a global financial institution to create strategies that reflect your aspirations for yourself and current and future generations of your family. Finally, we believe that while significant wealth brings complex challenges, our experience, passion and perspectives can help you simplify your life.

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Your dedicated Merrill Private Wealth Management team is ready to help you pursue what’s most important to you.

Our Vision

For clients of substantial wealth, Merrill Private Wealth Management provides an experience that is both powerful and personal. We are dedicated to helping you pursue your goals for today while developing a wealth strategy designed to support your family members for the years to come.

A trusted one-on-one relationship
Your private wealth advisor and team of specialists work with a limited number of clients, enabling them to focus their time, training and passion on helping you simplify your personal and business finances and prepare your next generation as stewards of wealth.

Boutique-like service with the access to the investment resources of Merrill and banking convenience of Bank of America

We combine the personalized attention and feel of a smaller firm with the power and insights of a global financial institution, creating strategies tailored to your unique situation.

A relentless commitment to transparency and customized strategies

As our client, know we are working in your best interests, providing goals-based financial strategies designed to anticipate and help meet your evolving financial needs.

daRoza Waitrovich & Associates

Private Wealth Advisors