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The Dyer Team

Private Wealth Advisors
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We work for Clients and Families to organize, educate, advise and execute all aspects of their financial lives, so they can focus on what is important to them, achieve their goals and live their lives!

Meet the Team

The private wealth advisors with Merrill Private Wealth Management are rigorously trained to help meet your specialized needs with relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Robert Dyer

Robert Dyer

Managing Director

Private Wealth Advisor

Matthew Gatto

Matthew Gatto,

Senior Vice President

Private Wealth Manager

Joseph Pirrone

Joseph Pirrone,

First Vice President

Private Wealth Senior Relationship Manager

Erin  Byer

Erin Byer,

Vice President

Private Wealth Business Manager

Matthew J Galvan

Matthew J Galvan,

Assistant Vice President

Private Wealth Investment Management Specialist

Suhaila  Amalanayagam

Suhaila Amalanayagam

Private Wealth Relationship Manager

Tami  Uthman

Tami Uthman

Private Wealth Client Associate

Mairam  Diaz

Mairam Diaz

Private Wealth Client Associate

Yamilky  Vicente

Yamilky Vicente

Private Wealth Client Associate

Anthony  Shropshire

Anthony Shropshire,

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Anthony  Brigode

Anthony Brigode

Private Wealth Manager

Robert  Bestwick

Robert Bestwick,

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management Advisor

Edward  Laux

Edward Laux

Financial Advisor


Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Private Wealth Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

John Grassia

John Grassia

Senior Structured Credit Executive

Bank of America, N.A.

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Dina Friedman

Wealth Strategist



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

Robert Dyer

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Barron’s “Top 50 Private Wealth Advisory Teams” list in 2020.

Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Financial Times –“Top 400 Financial Advisers”  2018 and 2019

Matthew Gatto

Barron’s “Top 50 Private Wealth Advisory Teams” list in 2020.

Solutions 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 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, and help you update your approach as needed. We are committed to providing you access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, and Merrill 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 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.

Founded on Transparency

The clients we serve are decisive decision makers. But in a world of increasing complexity, they need a trusted resource to assess their options, research their particular circumstances, and pinpoint possible solutions.

We believe we excel at this challenge, presenting clients with the information they need to make deliberate and informed decisions. Through rigorous research and transparent analysis, we intensify our value to clients by helping them pursue their own best interests.

We’re highly skilled in systematically examining interdependent issues – investments, assets, executive compensation, trust and estate planning services, lending, cash flow—and triangulating the key factors that impact clients’ wealth, lives, and legacies. We’re clear communicators, ongoing educators, and resolute in our efforts to add measurable value and restore precious free time to the clients we serve.

Different by Design

We advise wealth creators – busy and dynamic individuals who have complex financial lives, multiple demands on their time, and high standards of excellence.

These clients recognize that their financial lives need analysis, clarity, and direction. Typically, they are senior executives, entrepreneurs, or hedge fund and private equity principals who are knowledgeable and sophisticated, but don’t have time to distill the many decision points that significant wealth can entail.

We work to make life easier for these clients and their families. Through transparent advice, in-depth analysis, and ongoing diligence, we strive to enhance their lives – financial and nonfinancial—so that they can pursue their objectives and aspirations with purpose and confidence.

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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 means, 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 an approach designed to support your family members for the years to come.

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.

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 financial 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.

The Dyer Team

Private Wealth Advisors