Branch Office Profile
The Merrill Lynch- MS Gulf Coast 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.
As the largest office on the coast, we will use our experience to help you manage risk and address your short- and long-term financial goals.
Pat Kergosien is the Senior Resident Director of the MS Gulf Coast Office. He began his Merrill Lynch career as a Financial Advisor in Gulfport in 1987 and assumed the additional responsibilities of managing the office as Resident Director in 2002.
Pat has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi and serves on the Board of Directors at The St. Stanislaus Progression Corporation. He and his wife of 29 years, Hope, live in Bay St. Louis and have four children – Erin, Kristin, Jaynie and Pierce.
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 businesses 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.