When can you enjoy everything you’ve worked for?

Welcome to a different kind of wealth management in Denver – Tech Center

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 Denver – Tech Center area

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

Emily Messegee

Wealth Advisor, Sr. Director

Emily Messegee

Emily Messegee

Wealth Advisor, Sr. Director

With her BA in Studio Art & Fashion Merchandising from California State University-Long Beach, Emily moved to Colorado in the early 2000s, to manage a boutique investment management and financial planning firm, Summit Wealth Advisors, where she became a partner; in 2020, Mercer Advisors acquired the firm. Emily holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. At Mercer Advisors, she specializes in strategic financial planning, philanthropic giving, and estate planning. Through the InvestHERs initiative, she promotes women’s financial empowerment. As a former Morocco Peace Corps volunteer, Emily now serves Denver’s Junior League board, the Summit County Rotary Club, and The Summit Foundation. An outdoor enthusiast, Emily was a top female finisher in the Leadville Trail 100 Run.

Ben Rowse

Wealth Advisor, Director

Ben Rowse

Ben Rowse

Wealth Advisor, Director

Ben enjoys collaborating with clients to help them define their path to financial freedom. As a former advisor consultant at Oppenheimer Funds and Invesco, Ben worked closely with financial advisors to help them enhance their practices, while obtaining his Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst certification. Given this experience, Ben decided he’d rather be the player than the coach and joined an RIA in Denver where he obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Ben graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a minor in Economics. Outside of work, you’ll find Ben spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog in Arvada. You may also find him on the golf course, ski slope, or searching for the many hidden diners, drive-ins, and dives of Colorado.

James Telfer

Wealth Advisor, Director

James Telfer

James Telfer

Wealth Advisor, Director

James started his financial planning career in 2015, helping international expats in Paris, France understand the complex world of cross-border planning. He then immigrated to Houston, Texas, and in 2018 joined Mercer Advisors focusing on investment analysis and complex estate planning strategies. James enjoys leveraging financial technologies so he can deliver holistic solutions for his clients, and in turn, help them achieve their life goals. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a graduate of the University of Liverpool. He, and his wife Hailey, who teaches AP English to high school seniors, re-located to Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2022. They love travelling the world and doing all-things outdoors with their two rescues Kleo and Ziggy. James is also an avid English Premier League fan and enjoys waking up in the early hours to cheer on his favorite team, Arsenal.

Drew Harper

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Drew Harper

Drew Harper

Sr. Wealth Advisor

CFA®, CFP®, CAIA®

dharper@merceradvisors.com

Drew began his wealth management career in 2006 with Foos Financial Group, a small investment and financial planning firm. He joined M.J. Smith and Associates in December 2009 and worked with the firm for over ten years, prior to joining Mercer Advisors. His areas of expertise include high-net-worth financial planning, investment management, estate planning, and insurance strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Drew is a CFA® charterholder and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional.

Brett Landstrom

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Brett Landstrom

Brett Landstrom

Sr. Wealth Advisor

MBA, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP®

blandstrom@merceradvisors.com

Brett began his financial planning career in 2007. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, he held the positions of client service compliance coordinator at Union Bank and Trust Company, financial analyst, senior internal wholesaler, and regional sales manager at Mutual of Omaha Investor Services, and most recently, financial planning manager at ICMA Retirement Corporation. Brett’s areas of expertise include retirement planning, Social Security optimization, and estate planning. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and holds the FINRA Series 66 License.

Cameron Willcox

Wealth Advisor

Cameron Willcox

Cameron Willcox

Wealth Advisor

A native of Massachusetts, Cam worked for the Boston Red Sox for a few years after college before making the transition to finance. He began as a retail banker, then joined E*TRADE as a financial consultant, providing 1-on-1 advice to clients. Cam’s passion for financial planning has only grown in recent years, and he understands how a secure financial picture can allow people to enjoy the important things in life. Outside of work, Cam plays pickup hockey and enjoys time outdoors with friends and family. He holds the FINRA Series 66 license and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Ian Freemire

Wealth Advisor

Ian Freemire

Ian Freemire

Wealth Advisor

Ian thrives on helping clients cast a clear vision for their retirement and investment goals, as well as making sure they get the most value out of their relationship with Mercer Advisors. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional as well as an Enrolled Agent who assists in taxpayer matters regarding the Internal Revenue Service, with a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Northern Iowa. Outside of work, Ian enjoys golfing, camping, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his wife, Elyse.

Brittany Rice

Wealth Advisor

Brittany Rice

Brittany Rice

Wealth Advisor

Brittany began her career in 2013 after joining a local Denver wealth management firm where she held multiple roles before joining Mercer Advisors. She provides comprehensive, goals-based financial planning advice to her clients. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Planning and minor in Spanish from Colorado State University. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 Licenses.

Gabrielle Mollick

Wealth Advisor

Gabrielle Mollick

Gabrielle Mollick

Wealth Advisor

CFP®, CSRIC™

gmollick@merceradvisors.com

Gaby is primarily responsible for guiding her clients toward financial success through tax planning, investment management, and strategizing retirement decisions. She also serves on the Mercer Advisors Investment Committee ESG Investments Subcommittee and the InvestHERS Steering Committee, and she leads the Financial Literacy employee program. Gaby’s expertise revolves around deep-rooted passion for empowering professionals and families of all backgrounds, serving the unique planning needs of women investors, and ESG/values-based investing. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, Gaby worked with a top brokerage firm. She graduated from the University of Akron, earning a bachelor of business administration degree in financial planning. She holds the FINRA Series 65 license and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and a Chartered SRI CounselorSM.

Gracie Horton

Financial Planner

Gracie Horton

Gracie Horton

Financial Planner

Gracie graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in finance and marketing as well as a certificate in professional selling. After interning with an independent investment management firm, she migrated to wealth management and joined Mercer Advisors in June 2022. She’s passionate about building lasting relationships that help clients reach their goals.

Sam Khan

Regional Vice President

Sam Khan

Sam Khan

Regional Vice President

Sam graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Political Science and an MBA from Regis University. After graduate school, he opened a brick and mortar sports nutrition store, as fitness is a very big passion in his life. Sam spent majority of his early career at Fidelity Investments as a Financial Consultant, where he obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, Sam was a Vice President, Private Wealth Manager at AllianceBernstein, where he managed assets for Ultra High Net worth families and businesses. In his free time, Sam is passionate about staying fit, food and family.

Lucas Schwaller

Regional Vice President

Lucas Schwaller

Lucas Schwaller

Regional Vice President

Lucas has been providing high-net worth families with investment management guidance, trust design, and comprehensive financial planning since 2014. As Regional Vice President, Lucas is responsible for introducing new and prospective clients to Mercer Advisors and enjoys mapping out holistic wealth management strategies that help clients achieve their economic freedom. Prior to Mercer Advisors, Lucas oversaw trust services at FIM Group, which he joined after serving as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for a software development company. Lucas earned his B.A. from Rockhurst University and M.A. from Creighton University. He holds CTFA® and CES® designations, in addition to a FINRA Series 65 license. Lucas lives in La Crosse, WI with his wife and their two young children.

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