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Financial Advisors in Walnut Creek

Located in the heart of the East Bay, minutes from downtown Walnut Creek, and with easy access via 680 and 24, our office together with the entire Mercer Advisors team bring CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals, investment strategists, CPAs, and estate planning attorneys all under one roof to help you achieve your goals.

100 Pringle Avenue
Suite 310
Walnut Creek, California 94596



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About Us

Mercer Advisors has over 35 years of experience in financial planning and wealth management services, spanning investment management, retirement planning, estate planning, corporate trusts, tax planning and preparation, and more. We’ll match you with a financial advisor in Walnut Creek that best fits your needs. Our wealth advisors will take the time to fully understand your financial situation and goals and guide you on the path to grow your wealth, attain Economic Freedom™, and succeed in your life journey.


Financial Management to Help Maximize Wealth

Our Walnut Creek financial advisors specialize in helping individuals, families, foundations, endowments, and businesses with comprehensive wealth management services including:

  • Retirement planning
  • Trusts and estate planning
  • Tax planning and return filing
  • Insurance analysis
  • Long term care / Medicare planning
  • Company retirement plans
  • Social security optimization
  • Tax efficient investing
  • Socially responsible investments
  • Foundations & non-profits
  • Donor advised funds & charitable trusts
  • Education / college planning
  • Cash flow / budget optimization


Meeting the Financial Needs of the Walnut Creek Community

Our office serves clients who live and work in Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas including the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and Northern California. The diverse nature of our client base means we have the expertise to manage complex financial issues including equity compensation and highly concentrated positions, asset inheritance, divorce, or transitioning into retirement. Whether we are serving clients, or actively participating in local organizations, we are committed to serving the community in which we live and work.

Meet Your Walnut Creek Team

Ben Kautz

Managing Director

Tim Kallas

Regional Vice President

Andrew Beck

Regional Vice President

Fred Xuereb

Sr. Regional Sales Associate

Jessica Caruso

Sr. Wealth Advisor, Sr. Director

Joseph Mah

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Fanny Guo

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Nancy Coumou

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Jojo Cresci

Sr. Wealth Advisor

Jedd Nicolas

Wealth Advisor

Jeff Giguere

Wealth Advisor

Phillip Swenson

Wealth Advisor

Aaron Langston

Wealth Advisor

Mark Ericson

Wealth Advisor

Eric Frampton

Wealth Advisor

Jacob Gee

Associate Wealth Advisor

David Ventura

Associate Financial Planner

Tanya Thomasson

Regional Service Manager

Elisha Sanchez

Lead Client Service Specialist

Mary Hoskins

Sr. Client Service Specialist

Parker Landolf

Client Service Specialist

Naeshia Mota

Client Service Specialist

Wendy Reeves

Client Service Specialist

Michelle Ottoboni

Client Service Specialist

Jarrett Bare

Client Service Specialist

Melody Manzanedo

Client Service Specialist


Talk to Walnut Creek Financial Advisor

2019 Barron’s, Advisors who wish to be ranked fill out a 102-question survey about their practice. We verify that data with the advisors’ firms and with regulatory databases and then we apply our rankings formula to the data to generate a ranking. The formula features three major categories of calculations: (1) Assets (2) Revenue (3) Quality of practice.

2019 Private Asset Management (PAM), Mercer Advisors was awarded the Best Private Wealth Manager for firms with over $5 billion dollars in assets under management. Mercer Advisors was selected as the winner from among eight shortlisted entrants. The PAM Awards, organized by Private Asset Management magazine, are designed for investment professionals and wealth advisors, operating within the private asset management industry and are held annually. Candidates are invited to submit responses in several categories to demonstrate developments to their business model, financial progress in business performance and service offerings. Selection is determined by growth in clients and employees, client satisfaction, and product Innovation over the course of the previous year. Winners are determined by an independent panel of industry experts and the PAM editorial team. For more information on Private Asset Management (PAM), visit – The 94 financial advisory firms listed were selected using a rigorous Trust algorithm, which sorts through 23 million data points from the SEC, FINRA and manual compilations regularly. The qualifiers for the 2020 Firms to Watch are firms that hold fiduciary status, have a secure website, have a fee-only model, do not have common conflicts of interest, do not have a 12b1 conflict and wrapped up 2019 with clean disciplinary records. It is important to note that the list is not based on how many years these advisory firms have been registered or their total assets under management (AUM).