Nevell/Popovich Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

2049 Century Park East
Floor 11
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 777-5322
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At the Nevell/Popovich Group, every member of our team is dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals. We believe every client is entitled to the highest level of personalized service and care. With the global resources of Merrill, we’ll place you at the center of the wealth management process as we work together to design goals-based financial strategies to help you reach the goals that matter most to you.
Nevell/Popovich Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

The Nevell/Popovich Group provides consulting, investment advice and financial strategies, and personalized service to a select number of high-net-worth individuals and families nationwide. With over 60 years of combined industry experience, our team not only understands the challenges that our clients may encounter in pursuing their financial goals, but we also have the resources necessary to successfully advise our clients through life-milestones. From planning for retirement and the rising costs of healthcare, to funding their children’s education and transferring wealth to a younger generation, everything we do takes into account our clients' own perspectives and priorities.

Our process is designed to deliver a customized, consistent experience that goes beyond wealth management to help address our client's life goals.



David Nevell
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2024
(Published on January 12, 2024. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.)
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About Us
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We believe that financial success can be achieved when you're able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. Whether you're planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or funding a child's education, the process begins by getting to know you and how you feel about the following:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

Success will be measured by the amount of progress you are making toward reaching your goals, making thoughtfully considered adjustments as events and conditions warrant.

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

Meet Our Team
David Nevell,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Douglas Popovich,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Mericar Saylon Escobar
Officer, Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
Jennifer Joh
Wealth Management Client Associate
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Sara Burns
Wealth Strategies Advisor
Bank of America, N.A.
Vahe Saroian
Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #633121
Ramiro R Villegas
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
About Merrill

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The financial decisions you make today can help determine the future you build for yourself and your family. Carving a clear path forward starts with connecting your life and finances. A Merrill advisor provides access to the investing insights of Merrill and banking capabilities of Bank of America to help you make informed decisions as you pursue your goals.

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