Melissa Budnik
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Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
3455 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.264.6026
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Whatever your personal goals may be, I will work together with you, one-on-one, to develop a personalized financial strategy designed to help you pursue your long-term goals.
Profile

Melissa A Budnik and her team of investment industry professionals bring you their financial knowledge and the global investment capabilities of Merrill.  Having a Merrill advisor means you can expect one-on-one collaboration with a personalized wealth plan plus access to banking solutions from Bank of America. With 15 years in the financial services industry, Melissa A Budnik joined Merrill in 2015. She has experience with corporate benefit programs, including equity compensation, defined benefit, defined contribution and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. Melissa A Budnik can help corporate executives integrate their corporate benefits into a long-term financial approach.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.

Recognition
Forbes "Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors Ranking", 2022
(Published on February 4, 2022. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30, 2021.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2023
(Published on January 12, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2022.)
Forbes "Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State", 2023
(Published on February 2, 2023. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30, 2022.)
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About Me
Welcome

My mission, first and foremost, is to understand you and what matters most to you. Armed with that information I can ask thoughtful questions -- listening carefully, then understanding in detail where your wealth stands today and where you'd like it to be tomorrow. I help you design and implement a personalized plan intended to help you and your family pursue financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My approach is to focus on potential solutions that can help turn goals into reality.

About Merrill

Bringing fresh perspectives to your financial life

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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Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA®, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.
Melissa A Budnik is registered to do business in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.