Ponder Jowers & Associates

Merrill Private Wealth Management

3455 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 264-2072
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Your wealth demands highly personalized attention delivered with the broad resources of a global institution. We work with a select few individuals and families, taking the time to understand your situation thoroughly, and offer thoughtful strategies customized for you. We continually work hard to simplify, protect, and modernize your financial life, to enable you the freedom to pursue life's passions.
Ponder Jowers & Associates
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Welcome

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.

Recognition
Herbert Ponder
Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
Barron's "America's Top 1200 Financial Advisors State-by-State", 2009-2022
(Published annually in March. Rankings based on data as of September 30 of prior year.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2019-2022
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
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Our Approach
A Commitment to Service

Merrill Private Wealth Management is committed to providing a select group of clients with highly personalized one-on-one service. When you work with us, our knowledgeable, rigorously trained private wealth advisors will gain a deep understanding of your goals, help you develop a multigenerational wealth strategy, and help you update your strategy as needed. We are committed to providing you access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, and Merrill will continue to invest in client tools and new technology to enhance your overall experience as you and your private wealth advisor pursue what's most important to you.

Meet Our Team
Bert Ponder
Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
404.264.2072
Jay Jowers
Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor
404.264.6002
Nandy Millner,

CFP®, CIMA®, SE-AWMA™

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor
404.231.2475
Christopher P. Jones,

CFA

Assistant Vice President, Private Wealth Senior Investment Manager
404.231.2462
Jacob Jones,

AWMA™

Assistant Vice President, Private Wealth Investment Management Specialist
404.264.7269
Pam Wright
Officer, Senior Private Wealth Client Associate
404.264.2062
Vanda Santoso
Private Wealth Client Associate
404.231.2465
Jameshia Harris
Officer, Private Wealth Client Associate
404.264.2088
Ronda S. Kalaman,

AWMA™

Assistant Vice President, Registered Private Wealth Client Associate
404.231.6060
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.
Michael Duffy
Private Wealth Strategist
Kurt A. Niemeyer
National Structured Credit Executive
Bank of America, N.A.
Christopher Harley
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Merrill
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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