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

David H. Levy

Sr. Wealth Advisor, Director

David H. Levy

David H. Levy

Sr. Wealth Advisor, Director

Since 2006, David has been dedicated to assisting financial clients in various capacities, helping them construct comprehensive wealth strategies to achieve their goals. Within Mercer Advisors, he serves on the Tax Advisory Council and the Aspen Steering Committee. He is also a valued member of the Ascend Group, providing guidance to high-net-worth individuals. Before joining Mercer Advisors, David co- owned Republic Wealth Advisors, where he excelled as a portfolio manager and chief compliance officer. David graduated with honors from The University of Texas at Austin, holding a bachelor’s in finance. He then attained his Master of Business Administration from Rice University. Outside of work, David is on the national board of directors for the Jewish United Fund USA. He lives in Houston with his wife and three daughters and enjoys vacationing on the slopes of Colorado’s mountains.

Dane Sauer

Wealth Advisor, Sr. Director

Dane Sauer

Dane Sauer

Wealth Advisor, Sr. Director

Dane is passionate about helping families identify their financial goals and providing financial confidence. He has a bachelor of science degree in finance with a concentration in personal finance from Eastern Illinois University, and a master of business administration degree from Rice University. He’s also a licensed financial advisor (FINRA Series 65) and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Dane has extensive experience with a multitude of complex family situations. He recently helped launch Wealth Path, which allows Mercer Advisors to provide financial planning to more families. Dane is a strong advocate for financial literacy and education and believes that everyone should have access to the information and resources they need for making sound financial decisions. He volunteers with 3rd Decade, which provides financial mentorship for young adults. Dane also enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling.

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.

Sean Conroy

Wealth Advisor

Sean Conroy

Sean Conroy

Wealth Advisor

Sean believes a customized financial plan is integral to long-term financial success, and he enjoys helping clients achieve their goals in a tax-efficient manner. He began his career in financial services at Salomon Smith Barney in 1999. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, Sean gained valuable fiduciary experience at The Northern Trust as a personal Portfolio Manager for individual, family, and trust clients. He has a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of New Orleans and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Sean is a member of the CFA Society of Austin as well as the Financial Planning Association, and he holds the FINRA Series 65 license. He lives in Austin, is an avid road cyclist, and enjoys traveling.

Adam Frinsco

Wealth Advisor

Adam Frinsco

Adam Frinsco

Wealth Advisor

CFP®, ChSNC®, CMT

afrinsco@merceradvisors.com

Adam has developed a passion for proactive tax planning, technical analysis of financial markets, special needs planning, and simply getting to know clients on a personal level. Before joining Mercer Advisors in 2023, Adam spent 13 years working in boutique wealth management firms; including Kanaly Trust which merged with Mercer Advisors in 2016. Adam is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Chartered Special Needs Consultant® (ChSNC®), member of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum (HEFF), a Chartered Market Technician® and a former Chairman of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Houston. When he’s not working, Adam enjoys reading deeply into obscure subjects, being in nature and international travel. His wife and three kids keep him busy otherwise.

Zeke Aviles

Wealth Advisor

Zeke Aviles

Zeke Aviles

Wealth Advisor

Zeke joined Mercer Advisors in 2021, as a member of the Financial Planning team in Austin. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, Zeke served as a financial advisor for a small fee-only firm in San Antonio. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University. Zeke often entertains visiting friends and family as a mock-tour guide for Austin. He also enjoys going to the gym, the local comedy clubs, and watching his Dallas Cowboys and San Antonio Spurs whenever he gets a chance. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and is fluent in Spanish.

Rebekah Burns

Wealth Advisor

Rebekah Burns

Rebekah Burns

Wealth Advisor

MS, CFP®, ChFC®, CDFA®

rburns@merceradvisors.com

Rebekah always knew that she wanted to help people. Her career in the financial services industry began in 2010, and she finds the most rewarding part of her job to be building relationships with clients and helping them navigate important financial decisions through comprehensive planning. Prior to joining the Mercer Advisors team in 2020, she worked at Northwestern Mutual and Houston Asset Management, where she moved up while earning her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. She’s also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional. Rebekah graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She went on to get a master’s degree in management information systems from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Rebekah enjoys traveling, participating in 5Ks, and spending time with her husband and son.

William McNutt

Wealth Advisor

William McNutt

William McNutt

Wealth Advisor

Will, a seasoned fiduciary, leverages over a decade of experience to craft tax-efficient financial plans for High-Net-Worth Families. He completed his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ coursework at Rice University and holds the prestigious title of an Enrolled Agent (EA) from the IRS, focusing on tax rules, laws, and regulations. Grounded in the principles of both financial and tax planning, Will designs retirement strategies to help minimize tax exposure. Recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager and featured in Texas Monthly, the Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine’s top 40 Under 40 Wealth Managers, he prioritizes building strong client relationships based on honesty, integrity, and reliability for tailored customized financial plans based on client needs.

*Disclosure

Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. The award is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria-required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser (RIA) or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a RIA or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by FSP, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or FSP’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through FSP’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria-considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. FSP does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. The award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance . Wealth Managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their clients’ assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by FSP or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by FSP in the future. Visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

Please Note: Limitations. Neither rankings and/or recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if Mercer Advisors or its investment professionals are engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. A fee was not paid by either Mercer Advisors or its investment professionals to receive the award or ranking. The award or ranking is based upon specific criteria and methodology (see ranking criteria/methodology). No ranking or recognition should be construed as an endorsement by any past or current client of Mercer Advisors or its investment professionals.

Bobby Arenivas

Wealth Advisor

Bobby Arenivas

Bobby Arenivas

Wealth Advisor

Bobby started at Kanaly Trust in 2009 which later merged into Mercer Advisors. Bobby also has valuable experience from time at US Trust and Dowling & Yahnke, LLC. With each role, Bobby was able to build a strong foundation within the financial services industry to best leverage available resources to service client needs. Bobby has strengths in various aspects of personal finance, including financial planning, trust and estate services, investment management, and financial counseling. Bobby is a member of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum (HEFF). He has also been an active volunteer for the American Red Cross as well as the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society assisting military service members with financial needs. Bobby graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with a degree in Personal Financial Planning.

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