Karras Poplin Schroeder Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
1033 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
(866) 883-8673
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Our mission is to provide our clients with a professional investment team that has a reputation for integrity, trust, and superior service. We educate and guide our clients in the fundamentals of successful wealth accumulation and preservation. Our focus is to achieve our clients’ goals by working on all wealth management issues with a defined process, a comprehensive strategy, and ongoing performance review.
Karras Poplin Schroeder Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

With over 120 years of combined experience, we are dedicated to helping corporate executives, high net-worth individuals, and business owners identify and define wealth management objectives that allow them to build, preserve, enjoy, and transfer wealth to their families and other beneficiaries.

We strive to build long term relationships with our clients by taking a consultative, tailored, and comprehensive approach to the wealth transfer process.  We focus on multi-generational planning to provide a continuity of wealth that reflects each family’s values and aspirations.

Mike Karras
Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2022
(Published on April 7, 2022. Rankings based on data as of June 30, 2021.)
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About Us

We believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Calculating how to manage future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? It all starts with a plan intended to help you manage, grow, and preserve your wealth today, while also considering the impact it can have for years to come. With access to the investment insights of Merrill and banking solutions from Bank of America, We will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

Meet Our Team
Mike Karras,


Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Elizabeth Poplin,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Edward G. Schroeder,


Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
John Jawor
Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Richard Taubman
Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Maria Goebel,


Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Eric Thonn,


Wealth Management Advisor
Erik Feldhaus,


Vice President, Resident Director - Wealth Management Advisor
Dejan Acimovic,


Vice President, Senior Investment Manager
Tracy Marie Cook
Officer, Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
Petros Butrus
Wealth Management Client Associate
Sabrina Benjamin
Officer, Wealth Management Client Associate
Jovana Krdzic
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.
Julie A Kelsey
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
NMLS #1010805
Thomas Ferraro
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Nicholas A. Beilfuss
Wealth Strategies Advisor
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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