Branch Office Profile
The Merrill Lynch Clear Lake Office offers you the experience that comes from being exposed over many years to virtually every financial situation a client may face. We use that knowledge to provide individualized attention, customized advice and guidance, and access to Merrill Lynch’s vast resources.
We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate how our experience can make a significant difference in your life through strategies such as wealth preservation and growth, cash flow consistency, retirement opportunities, wealth transfer and philanthropic endeavors.
To pursue those strategies, we employ Merrill Lynch’s time-tested wealth management process, which begins by taking the time to fully understand your current financial situation. Our Financial Advisors understand the demands and responsibilities that accompany significant wealth. We will use our experience to help you manage risk and address your short-and long-term financial goals.
Our most deeply held commitment and tradition is that clients’ interests come first. We are prepared to use our experience and move quickly as your goals change, family or business situations develop and new financial commitments arise.
We will maintain contact with you to help anticipate your needs and adjust your strategies. Earning your trust is our goal, and we encourage you to contact our office for answers and discussions at any time.
We support our communities as volunteers and sponsors of local charities, including the arts, children’s programs, and health-oriented activities.
Our office is located on the second floor of the Onyx One building at the corner of El Camino Real and Hercules (Medical Center Blvd). Our office is open daily, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. We welcome walk-ins, call-ins, and email inquiries.
The Clear Lake Office is managed by David Cheak, who has been the Senior Resident Director of the since 2005. He began his Merrill Lynch career as a Financial Advisor in 1998 in the Clear Lake office.
David received his Masters Business Degree (MBA) from The University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1987. In 1980, David earned his Bachelors of Business Degree (BBA) in Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin. In 2004, David became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certificant, a designation recognized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He and his wife, Brandi, live in Houston, Texas with their three children, Logan, Chandler and Kylie.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.