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When can you enjoy everything you’ve worked for?

Welcome to a different kind of wealth management in Bellevue

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 Bellevue area

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

Josh DeForest

Managing Director

Josh DeForest

Josh DeForest

Managing Director

Josh began his career in the financial services industry in 2007. As Managing Director, Josh provides his clients with personalized advice to help meet their unique objectives related to financial planning, investment management, and estate planning. A member of Mercer Advisors Investment Committee, Josh evaluates academic research, provides investment analysis, and helps with manager selection for Mercer Advisors clients. Josh graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California with degrees in Economics and Spanish.

Duncan Wilk

Regional Vice President

Duncan Wilk

Duncan Wilk

Regional Vice President

Duncan began his career in the financial industry in 1997. His past professional experiences include research analyst at The Carson Group where he monitored various technology companies, financial advisor at Ameriprise, and financial consultant at Charles Schwab where he focused on wealth planning and investment management for high-net-worth clients. Duncan graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a degree in Managerial Economics and holds the FINRA Series 66 license.

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.

Tarek McAlee

Wealth Advisor

Tarek McAlee

Tarek McAlee

Wealth Advisor

Tarek began his wealth management career in 1998. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he worked as a Senior Client Advisor for a local RIA. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Tarek has developed expertise in comprehensive financial planning, including legacy planning, retirement strategies, and college planning. He takes time to step into his client's shoes to help them make decisions to realize their goals and guide them toward a better financial future. Tarek resides in Kirkland, WA and when not working enjoys travel and watching his young children flourish. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Puget Sound.

Frances Smith

Wealth Advisor

Frances Smith

Frances Smith

Wealth Advisor

Frances began her career in the financial services industry in 2011. Her past professional experiences allowed her to hone her quantitative and qualitative analysis skills. They include interning at UBS Wealth Management and working as a financial analyst at Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC, a public finance investment bank. Frances graduated magna cum laude from The Ohio State University with a degree in Economics and minors in International Relations and Legal Foundations of Society. She also holds the FINRA Series 65 license.

Jesse Haverstock

Wealth Advisor

Jesse Haverstock

Jesse Haverstock

Wealth Advisor

Jesse began his financial services career in 2006. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration. He is an active member of the Puget Sound chapter of the Financial Planning Association. His passion is working with people to help them achieve both their wealth management and asset management objectives. Jesse has acquired expertise in developing comprehensive financial plans which uncover actionable steps his clients can take to secure a better financial future and he takes great care in guiding them through each step of the process.

Thomas Keeney

Wealth Advisor

Thomas Keeney

Thomas Keeney

Wealth Advisor

Tom spent a large part of his career in executive-level financial management positions and is uniquely qualified to understand the sophisticated needs of corporate executives, affluent business owners, and retirees. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he served as a Wealth Management Advisor for Blue Moon Wealth Advisory. Tom has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Western Washington University and received his Executive MBA from the University of Washington. He remains actively involved with the Western Washington University Alumni. His personal involvement in organizations ranging from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies has provided the foundation for his career in private wealth management. In 2021, Tom was a named a Five Star Award Winner Five Star Award Winner for the second time.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser 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 Five Star Professional, 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 Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’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. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star 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 client’s 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 Five Star Professional 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 Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 2,938 Seattle-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 284 (10% of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2020: 2,735 considered, 273 winners; 2019: 2,752 considered, 290 winners; 2018: 2,452 considered, 266 winners; 2017: 1,785 considered, 436 winners; 2016: 1,678 considered, 412 winners; 2015: 2,023 considered, 530 winners; 2014: 2,649 considered, 424 winners; 2013: 2,732 considered, 664 winners; 2012: 2,697 considered, 682 winners.

Bradley Anderson

Associate Wealth Advisor

Bradley Anderson

Bradley Anderson

Associate Wealth Advisor

Brad is passionate about building long standing relationships with clients and helping guide them in identifying and achieving their financial goals through comprehensive financial planning. He began his career in the financial services industry in 2010. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he worked for Symetra Financial in various roles including Product Development, Sales Management, and Regional Sales Development. Brad graduated from the University of Nevada with a BS degree in Business in 2008 and is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. Outside of work, Brad loves spending his time with his daughters and enjoys biking, hiking, and just about anything else that can be done outdoors.

Alexa Willis

Sr. Financial Planner

Alexa Willis

Alexa Willis

Sr. Financial Planner

Alexa’s passion for people began in high school when she studied abroad in Rennes, France. She went on to earn a degree in Economics and International Relations from Boston University, gaining work experience at both the Overseas Development Institute in London and the Integration Centre in Dublin. After graduating, Alexa held a management position at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission where she made an impact on homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, and human trafficking in the Seattle area. She began her career with Mercer Advisors in early 2016 and holds the FINRA Series 65 license along with being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Mary Hamshou

Regional Service Manager

Mary Hamshou

Mary Hamshou

Regional Service Manager

Mary joined Mercer Advisors in 2019 bringing with her close to 20 years of industry experience. Mary began her career in the financial services industry in 1989 working for 9 years at Wedbush Securities as a Registered Sales Assistant and Operations Manager. Leaving Wedbush in 1998, Mary then spent nearly 10 wonderful years as a stay at home mom raising her two now almost grown boys. Upon returning to the working world, Mary resumed her financial career and has since work for a number of firms in industry including Ameriprise, KMS, and Fidelity. A mother at heart, Mary believes that the key to Client Service is making sure that everything is working as it needs to, and she thoroughly enjoys working with Advisors and their clients in keeping their financial affairs in order. Mary brings a broad expertise to her role and tries to ensure that everything goes smoothly for the clients that she works with. A Northwest native, she attended the University of Washington receiving a degree in Modern World History. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, taking walks, and working in her home and yard.

Jaclyn Aragon

Client Service Specialist

Jaclyn Aragon

Jaclyn Aragon

Client Service Specialist

Luke Mazariegos

Client Service Specialist

Luke Mazariegos

Luke Mazariegos

Client Service Specialist

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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.