Vacheron DiSabato & Associates

Merrill Private Wealth Management

1499 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-6932
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Your financial life is complex and you deserve thoughtful and sophisticated advice to navigate life’s inevitable challenges. Offering a boutique approach with personalized planning, the team works closely with you to prioritize and address your complex wealth management needs. Business executives, entrepreneurs and families with intergenerational wealth rely on our attentiveness, care and experience to address the inevitable risks and often unforeseen opportunities that present themselves.
Vacheron DiSabato & Associates
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Managing your wealth begins with a deep understanding of your full financial picture. Based on what matters most to you, I can help create a strategy as flexible as today's changing market conditions, and I can provide access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America. I will work to help you pursue your goals through personalized wealth management strategies.

Thomas Vacheron
Managing Director, Private Wealth Manager
Forbes "America’s Top 250 Wealth Advisors", 2016-2024
Barron's "Top 1200 Financial Advisors", 2014-2024
(Published annually in March. Rankings based on data as of September 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "America’s Top Wealth Management Teams Private Wealth", 2022-2023
(Published annually in November. Rankings based on data as of September 30 of current year.)
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Vacheron DiSabato & Associates
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2023-2024
(Published annually in January. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of prior year.)
Our Approach
Our Philosophy

We believe your unique goals should be at the center of all of your financial decisions and form the foundation of your financial strategy. Because significant wealth requires customized goals-based financial strategies, we believe in building lasting relationships with a limited number of clients, taking the time to understand your most important priorities for today, tomorrow and your long-term future. Our philosophy celebrates collaboration. Working with a team of specialists, we draw on the resources and insights of a global financial institution to create strategies that reflect your aspirations for yourself and current and future generations of your family. Finally, we believe that while significant wealth brings complex challenges, our experience, passion and perspectives can help you simplify your life.

Meet Our Team
Thomas Vacheron,


Managing Director, Private Wealth Manager
Robert Disabato,


Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor
Adam Stevko,


First Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
John Vacheron,


Financial Advisor
Peter R Smith,


Vice President, Private Wealth Senior Investment Manager
Karen B Sullivan,


Assistant Vice President, Private Wealth Planner
Jacqueline M Steed,


Assistant Vice President, Wealth Planner
Kathleen Anne Clark
Officer, Wealth Management Client Associate
Gentra N Curran
Officer, Private Wealth Client Associate
Melody D Voyak
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate
Melissa Agnello
Officer, Wealth Management Client Associate
Meghan Curran,


Officer, Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Private Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Jeffrey Wiedmann
Wealth Strategies Advisor
Bank of America, N.A.
Valerie Galinskaya
Head of Merrill Center for Family Wealth
Dina Friedman
Private Wealth Strategist
Let's Have A Conversation
We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future
About Private Wealth

Looking at your wealth from every angle
Navigating complex wealth requires more than making investing decisions. It takes a trusted confidante who can help you step back and see the big picture. Your Merrill Private Wealth advisor is that steadfast guide — advocating for you, your family, and the people and causes you care about. Working together, we can help with strategies designed to grow, sustain and transfer your wealth to amplify the impact at every step of life's journey with insight, simplicity, perspective and solutions. Find out what it's like to work with us.

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