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When can you enjoy everything you’ve worked for?

Welcome to a different kind of wealth management in Austin

We get you to think about money like you’ve never thought about it before

Has rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and building success always been part of your DNA? Then we believe Mercer Advisors is the wealth management firm for you.

Because we’re here to help you keep building on that success. But at the same time, we fundamentally believe there’s a point in life where the wealth-builder in you deserves to become the wealth-enjoyer of all you’ve attained.

We’re built differently

Because to us, helping you protect and grow your wealth is about much more than just your investment portfolio

Of course, a well-managed investment portfolio is the cornerstone to building wealth. And we strive to do that exceptionally well.
 
But if returns are your sole focus, those returns can quickly be offset by what happens in the other parts of your financial life. Like not preparing for major taxable events, having an incomplete estate plan, a retirement plan that’s on autopilot, or a less than ideal business succession strategy.
 
So, unlike most firms, we have expertise across financial planning, investing strategy, tax and estate planning, trust services, insurance coverage, and more. With specialists across each of these areas communicating with each other about you, and with you.

Put simply, we help oversee and connect all the dots of your financial life.

Meet our talented wealth advisors in the Austin area

They’re here to help you connect all your financial dots

Susan Travis

Managing Director

Susan Travis

Susan Travis

Managing Director

CFP®, AEP®, CTFA

stravis@merceradvisors.com

Susan began her career in the financial services industry in 1987. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, Susan was a Sr. Vice President and Trust Officer with Kanaly Trust Company in Houston since 1997. She also worked with firms in Ohio, Florida and Boston, MA. Susan specializes in multi-generational wealth management issues, in which she incorporates a variety of planning tools. She holds a Bachelor degree from State University of New York, a Trust Administration Certification from Bentley University in Boston and completed the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in Chicago. Susan is on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC), serves on the Accredited Estate Planner® Committee (AEP®), co-chairs the NAEPC Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Task Force and is past chair of the Multi-Disciplinary Teaming Committee. She continues to be a member of Houston Estate and Financial Forum (HEFF, past President) as well as the Houston Business and Estate Planning Council (HBEPC) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Susan currently serves as president of the board of her homeowners association. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family and do various outdoor activities.

Todd LaLuzerne

Regional Vice President

Todd LaLuzerne

Todd LaLuzerne

Regional Vice President

Todd LaLuzerne began his financial services career in 2000 at Fidelity Investments. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he honed his client relationship and strategic investment solution skills in his roles as a financial advisor with A.G. Edwards, investment consultant and then branch manager at TD Ameritrade. Todd applies a solutions-based, value-enhancement approach to his work with both institutional and individual high-net-worth clients. He is passionate about delivering a comprehensive and cohesive wealth management experience. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, holds the FINRA Series 66 License, and Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation from the College for Financial Planning.

Geoff Nelson

Regional Vice President

Geoff Nelson

Geoff Nelson

Regional Vice President

Geoff began his financial services career in 2003 with Fidelity Investments, winning multiple President Circle awards, educating groups and individuals within the University of California network. Geoff holds a dual major bachelor’s degree from Utah State University in Finance/Economics, with a minor in Spanish. He holds an MBA from the University of California-Davis, in addition to a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification. In his free time Geoff is an avid traveler, tennis player and volunteers for the Big Brother Big Sister organization and the Lone Star Boxer Dog Rescue.

Glen Minton

Regional Vice President

Glen Minton

Glen Minton

Regional Vice President

Glen began his career in financial services in 2005. After starting at Morgan Stanley in La Jolla, CA, Glen was recruited to Fidelity Investments where he excelled as a top performer to Vice President Financial Consultant. There he worked with affluent clients and business entities to build sophisticated strategies around investments, retirement planning, income protection, and asset protection. A native Texan, Glen served in the medical field of the U.S. Navy. Glen graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and holds the FINRA Series 65 License. He and his wife Kalani enjoy traveling, date nights, and being active with their two children.

Laura Thompson

Senior Regional Sales Associate, Manager

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Senior Regional Sales Associate, Manager

Laura began her career in the financial services industry in 2004. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, she helped manage a small Houston-based boutique wealth management firm that cleared through LPL Financial. She brings superior client service and organizational management skills to the firm. Laura's professional background allows her to develop and execute processes that enrich the client experience and help the Central Team grow. Laura holds the FINRA Series 65 license.

Dane Sauer

Wealth Advisor, Director

Dane Sauer

Dane Sauer

Wealth Advisor, Director

Dane joined Mercer Advisors after graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a concentration in Personal Finance in 2015. He is passionate about helping families identify their financial goals and creating a legacy that lasts for many generations. Over the past several years, Dane has engineered sophisticated financial forecasts to successfully navigate families through specific challenges and to provide them financial well-being. Dane holds the FINRA Series 65 license. While attending college, he was a captain of the baseball team. He also gained valuable leadership and mentoring experience through his volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

David H. Levy

Sr. Wealth Advisor

David H. Levy

David H. Levy

Sr. Wealth Advisor

David has leveraged 15 years of wealth management experience to partner with clients to achieve their goals. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he was co-owner, a portfolio manager, and Chief Compliance Officer at Republic Wealth Advisors. David has been interviewed and quoted by CNNMoney.com, Kiplinger’s, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and foreign language media in Asia and Europe. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with Honors. David devotes time outside of the office to several philanthropic causes, including serving in a national leadership role for the Jewish National Fund. David lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and twin daughters. He enjoys traveling, especially Colorado mountain getaways with his family.

Joel Lange

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Joel Lange

Joel Lange

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Joel began his career in the financial services industry in 1987, primarily managing money for bank trust companies until joining Bell Wealth Management in 2010. Since then, he has been working with individuals and families to help create effective investment plans that are efficiently designed to achieve long-term goals. His primary areas of expertise include comprehensive financial planning, investment management and trusts. Joel is a graduate of Valparaiso University (B.S., Finance) and Washington University in St. Louis (MBA). He also holds the FINRA Series 65 license and is a member of the CFA Society of Austin. Joel lives in Austin with his wife, Sandra, and their three children.

Laura Rowley

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Laura Rowley

Laura Rowley

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Laura joined Kanaly Trust in 2005 and has over twenty-six years of financial advisory experience. Laura has knowledge around the many complexities that come with building, maintaining and passing wealth to future generations. She is also a member of the American Bankers Association and the Institute for Certified Bankers. As an active member of the community, she was a court-appointed guardian ad litem through the Child Advocates Organization for three years. She holds a Cannon Wealth Management Certificate and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Trust School. Laura graduated with a degree in International Business from Sam Houston State University. Laura loves to spend quality time with her husband and two daughters.

Dean R. Murray

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Dean R. Murray

Dean R. Murray

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, Inc., Dean began his financial services career in 1999 working directly with individuals, families, trusts, foundations and corporate retirement plans after founding Murray & Co. Asset Management, Ltd. Prior to that, he was the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of the multi billion dollar Texas Permanent School Fund, one of the largest public educational endowments in the U.S. Dean’s career in the financial industry includes working for Dean Witter Reynolds, a major New York broker/dealer, American Bank in Austin, Texas and Southwestern Commercial Capital, a private lending and venture capital firm.

Dean holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in corporate finance, banking and portfolio management in the College of Business Administration at The University of Texas. Dean is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Austin. Dean has served and continues to serve on many non-profit organizations throughout Austin, Texas and is presently Chairman of the God of Hope Ministries. Lately, he has been achieving some long-distance bike rides throughout rural Texas. He also holds the FINRA Series 65 License.

Jeff Kacal

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Jeff Kacal

Jeff Kacal

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Jeff began his career in the investment management industry in 1999. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he was a top performer at Prudential Financial where he provided comprehensive financial planning and wealth management guidance to his high-net-worth clients. Jeff holds the FINRA Series 66 License and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. A native Houstonian, he holds his degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University. Jeff currently lives in Missouri City, Texas with his wife, Nicole, and their four children.

Heather Jenkins Capps

Wealth Advisor

Heather Jenkins Capps

Heather Jenkins Capps

Wealth Advisor

CFP®, CPA, CTFA

hcapps@merceradvisors.com

Heather joined Kanaly in 2017 and has 15 years of coordinated financial, tax, estate, and retirement planning experience with high-net-worth clients. Her career began with Deloitte in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Kanaly, Heather worked as a senior consultant for a boutique wealth management and tax advisory firm in Austin, Texas, where she focused on planning needs for high-net-worth individuals and their closely-held entities. Heather is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Master of Professional Accounting in Taxation, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II Honors.

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Please Note: The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Mercer Advisors is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.