The Gray Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
3121 North Illinios St
Suite B
Swansea, IL 62226
(618) 233-6553
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The Gray Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

The Gray Group built a reputation, we believe, as the "go-to" wealth management advisors in the St. Louis metro area. We advise and guide a select number of high-net-worth families and business professionals.

We understand that clients work hard to build their assets. Usually their accomplishments have contributed directly to the betterment of their country, their community and their local economy. We've found that these clients need thoughtful, highly focused advice and guidance tailored to help them preserve the wealth they've built to support their chosen lifestyle.

Significant wealth is complex and demands constant attention and appropriate strategic responses. As a team, we base our philosophy, process and commitment on dynamic strategy. Through the know-how, talent and experience of our professionals, we're capable of responding to a wide range of client situations and wealth challenges.

Our mission, first and foremost, is to understand you. To take the time to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully. To understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. We then design, implement and help you periodically review a customized wealth management strategy that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals without undue sacrifice to your lifestyle or unnecessary investment risk. Our wealth management approach is about using wealth to turn goals into reality. When you succeed, we succeed. 

Roy Gray
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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The Gray Group
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2023-2024
(Published annually in January. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of prior year.)
About Us
Our Approach

We have long worked with affluent individuals and families from numerous backgrounds and professions. Additionally, because of our team's particular strengths and experience, we're adept at helping to bring clear and candid wealth management to aviation professionals, medical and dental practitioners, corporate executives and small-business owners.

We can help military and civilian pilots and aircraft owners map out a "wealth flight plan" so they'll know exactly where their money is, where it could go, and how to keep more of it working.

Medical and dental professionals can rely on us to help give their finances the kind of in-depth attention they deserve. We understand the significant financial complexities of a practice, from debt management to asset preservation — to managing for risk.

Corporate executives often have complex financial needs, and The Gray Group can help position their assets to meet multiple financial priorities — business succession, retirement, tuition or eldercare.

The Gray Group knows firsthand the challenges and responsibilities small-business owners must face every day. Our seasoned professionals — who know well the work and potential rewards of business ownership — can help guide you with insight and perspective.

All that know-how underpins our service to clients. We're adept at addressing the most sophisticated wealth management needs.

Meet Our Team
Linwood N Gray,


Senior Vice President, Senior Consultant
Roy Gray,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Michael Cohan,


Assistant Vice President, Resident Director
Brandon Voss,


Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Christopher Bagwell,


Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Lauren Lindhorst,


Relationship Manager
Deborah R.L. Hermerding
Officer, Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Devon Howard
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Beth Crain
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.
Joseph McCullough
Wealth Strategies Advisor
Bank of America, N.A.
Stephanie J Powell
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #558876
Tyler J Brockman
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
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