David Krake
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Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
NMLS #558064
145 South State College Blvd
Brea, CA 92821
714.257.4481
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Profile

David Krake is a Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill, in the Brea, California, office. He began at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2004, and has worked in the financial services industry since 2003. David works with families and businesses to navigate the many challenges that our lives and financial markets may bring, in order to help clients meet their goals with an amount of risk with which they're comfortable. He holds the CFP® certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., using this extensive knowledge daily in his work with individuals.*  In his work with businesses, David focuses on helping business owners effectively deploy capital, as well as assisting plan sponsors in their fiduciary responsibility with regard to their workplace retirement plans.  In this effort, David has also received the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor® designation, CPFATM from the National Association of Plan Advisors.  Finally, in David's work with business owners he appreciates the deep commitment they have to their work and the unique challenges they face.  David achieved the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA®) designation in 2021 and he focuses on helping business owners align their business, wealth management and personal plans.     

Mr. Krake graduated summa cum laude from Hardin-Simmons University, in Abilene, Texas, with a BBA in Finance and Marketing, receiving high recognition from both HSU, the local community, and throughout Texas, for his outstanding academic and civic achievements. In his professional career, David was named to Forbes/SHOOK "America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" List in 2017 and 2018 (Published annually July – Sept. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of current year), as well as Forbes/SHOOK Next Gen Best-In-State Wealth Advisors 2019** (Published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2019).

 In addition to his work, he is very involved in the local community. He is a member of the Whittier Chamber of Commerce, and previously served as its Vice President of Finance.  He is chairman of the Whittier Mayor's Prayer Breakfast and he volunteers, along with his wife, Lauren, with Imagine Whittier, a non-profit mentoring program for families that have recently come out of homelessness.

David is an elder at his church, The Church at Green Hills, and he loves to run, play the piano, compose music, and cook. He lives in Whittier with his lovely wife, Lauren, and their three children, Chloe, Camille, and Clayton.


*Source: The Forbes “Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list, published annually July - Sept. Rankings based on data as of March 31
of current year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes “Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors” ranking. SHOOK considered advisors born in
1983 or later with a minimum 4 years as an advisor. Advisors have: built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are
viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures: telephone and in-person
interviews to measure best practices, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on
the opinions of Forbes and not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or investment outcome
and should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors
choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past
performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement
on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.
 **Source: The Forbes “Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list, published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of
March 31, 2019.

Forbes “Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list was developed by SHOOK Research. Advisors considered for this ranking
were born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience; advisors have: built their own practices and lead their teams;
joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures:
telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based
on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or
investment outcome. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. Forbes
is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved. Rankings and recognition from Forbes are no guarantee of future investment
success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings
should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.

Recognition
Forbes' "America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors", 2017
(Published on July 25, 2017. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2017.)
Forbes "America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors", 2018
(Published on July 25, 2018. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2018.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors", 2019
(Published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2019.)
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Shahla B Hunter
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Rudy Armijo
Wealth Management Lending Officer
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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and the CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
David Krake is registered to do business in AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, ID, KY, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI.