Ralph Chesson

First Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
NMLS #638762

999 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Accessible, knowledgeable and experienced, I am committed to building and maintaining a strong relationship with you. I am passionate about what I do and I bring that passion to helping you and your family make what may be the most important financial decisions of your lives.

Ralph has been a dedicated financial services professional with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management since 1999. His approach to wealth management is consultative, objective and committed to excellence. He strives to build strong enduring relationships by carefully delivering both the intimacy and personalized attention of a boutique firm in addition to the global resources of one of the world’s largest financial services company.

Ralph believes in partnering with Merrill and Bank of America's specialists as well as other professionals such as Attorneys, CPAs and Tax Specialists. This coordination of efforts customizes the appropriate advice and recommendations that focus on each individual, family, or corporate objective or priority.

Ralph is a 1996 graduate of the Hampden-Sydney College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He currently resides in Norfolk, VA with his wife, Jessica, and their two sons, Jack and Henry. He enjoys spending time playing soccer and squash, as well as supporting his children from their respective sports sidelines. He is actively involved with Youth Lacrosse and St. Andrews Episcopal Church.

About Me

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.

Meet Our Professional Staff
Tamatha "Tammy" Childress
Wealth Management Client Associate
Thomas F Fullman
Registered 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.
Neil W Phelan
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #108774
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Ralph Chesson is registered to do business in AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, KY, LA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, VA.