Weese Harris Hanover Group

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The Weese Harris Group delivers the intimacy of a boutique with the vast resources of a global institution.  We combine the understanding of complex financial needs with privileged access to sophisticated strategies typically reserved for large institutional investors.   Substantial wealth is different.  It deserves substantially different care.

Meet the Team

Your team includes private wealth advisors with Merrill Private Wealth Management as well as financial advisors from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Together, they work to help meet the specialized needs of individuals and families and to build relationships based on trust and personalized service. Read more about our team.

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.

Bill Grey

Structured Credit Executive

Bank of America, N.A.

Jason Englehart

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #244098

Bryan Austin

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.

Jason Weese

Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" 2013-2016 and 2019-2021
Published annually in February - March. Rankings based on data as of September 30 of the prior year.

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2023
Published on April 4, 2023. Rankings based on data as of June 30, 2022.

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams” 2023
Published on January 12, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2022.*

Colby Hanover

Forbes "Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors 2019
Published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2019.

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 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 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 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.

Our Core Values

We are defined by our values and by our commitment to complete objectivity and transparency in all areas of our investment advice. We are client centric. Our clients expect and deserve to receive guidance based upon objective, leading-edge and professional advice. We demonstrate integrity. We are committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior. We believe in collaboration. We are academically inquisitive thinkers and share our intellectual capital with our colleagues and clients. We are innovative. Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art strategies for our clients. Our services are transparent. We strive for complete transparency in the delivery of investment advice. We possess the academic knowledge and intellectual talent that enables us to draw on the analytical research of our firm so that we can develop customized strategies for each client.

Our Wealth Management Approach

Our disciplined, goals-based wealth management approach is designed to help you pursue your goals through an understanding of what matters most to you. Success is measured by the progress you make toward reaching your most meaningful goals. Strategies are tailored to meet the broad spectrum of your short- and long-term goals. We bring you opportunities for building, preserving, transferring and enjoying your wealth.  As a customized strategy takes shape, our access to sophisticated resources and tailored investment opportunities help to make sure your wealth is used to its full potential.

Our Commitment

In today’s changing world, significant wealth requires sophisticated, highly customized strategies. For our most elite clients, Merrill Lynch offers the Private Banking and Investment Group to help manage the complexities of substantial wealth. We take the time to understand what matters most to you and are distinctly qualified to serve your particular needs and those of your family and businesses. Our deep investment knowledge enables us to offer tailored strategies, advice and guidance typically reserved for large institutions. You also have access to the extensive banking capabilities of Bank of America. The result is designed to be both powerful and personal, a singular experience dedicated to building a lasting relationship.

Delivering a Boutique Experience

Specialized services and investment strategies for clients with at least $10MM in investable assets. Dedicated 1:1 relationships with highly experienced Private Wealth Advisors skilled in working with wealthy clients, their families and businesses to help them pursue their complex wealth goals. Access to global specialists, analysts and sophisticated services designed to cater to a wide variety of financial needs. Exclusive access to the investment insights of Merrill normally reserved for major institutions. Breadth and strength of banking resources from a global financial leader – Bank of America. Our consultative approach means we seek to understand your vision, your preferences and your unique circumstances before we formulate the wealth strategy that best aligns with your needs.

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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.