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Garrison • Swartz 

Professional Profile

Garrison • Swartz provides a boutique like wealth management experience. As a trusted advisor and partner to a select group of clients, we provide investment advice, discretionary asset management, banking and financial advisory services.

Our focus is to provide our clients with a holistic and integrated approach to wealth management, resulting in a customized financial strategy to achieve each client’s goal.

Mary B. Garrison joined Merrill Lynch as a Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor in 2004, and has more than twenty-nine years of investment management experience. Mary was most recently a Senior Portfolio Manager at Northern Trust Bank, responsible for the investment management of over $300 million in assets for high net worth individuals and charitable organizations. Mary also spent six years with State Street Global Advisors as a portfolio manager in Boston and as the Manager of the West Coast Private Asset Management Group. She also held investment positions at a life insurance company and other major banks earlier in her career.

She is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute. She is also a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco where she served on the Board of Directors for six years, serving as President of the 3,000 member organization in 2007-8. She is a member of the Crystal Springs Chapter of National Charity League, a mother/daughter organization that focuses on community service, leadership development and cultural experiences and recently served on the Board of Directors.

Mary received her B.S. degree in Finance with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska and her Masters of Science degree in Finance from Boston College where she received both the Dean's Letter of Commendation and the Director's Letter of Commendation for outstanding academic achievement.

She enjoys spending time camping with her family, scuba diving and cooking. She and her husband Kevin reside in Hillsborough with their three children Kristin, Matthew and Benjamin.

David Swartz joined Merrill Lynch as a Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor in 2003, and has more than twenty-six years of investment management experience. Prior to the formation of Garrison • Swartz, David was the Director of Investment Management for the Northern California Region of Northern Trust Bank. In that role, David managed a portfolio of more than $800 million in client assets and supervised a team of eight portfolio managers that collectively managed assets in excess of $2.0 billion. He previously held senior management and portfolio manager positions at other major banks.

David served for eight years on the Board of Directors of Raphael house, a non-profit organization that provides services to homeless families in San Francisco. He also served for six years on the University of California at San Francisco Foundation Investment Committee and was the Chairman of their Trust SubCommittee.

David is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute. He is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco and was the founding President of the CFA Society of Tucson, Arizona. David graduated from the University of Florida where he received his B.S. degree in Journalism and his M.B.A. in Finance.

David and his wife Diane reside in Mill Valley with their children Eric, Jennifer and Tucker. He is an avid reader, a fan of jazz music and a movie buff. Additional interests include photography, racquetball and hiking. David plays drums in the Bay area rock-and-blues band Close Enough.

Shana Lesch, our Registered Client Associate, joined Garrison • Swartz in 2010. She is responsible for client administrative issues and services. Her focus is centered on account maintenance, problem solving and expediting special requests. Prior to joining Garrison • Swartz, she worked as a Registered Sales Assistant at USBancorp.

Shana holds the Series 7 and Series 66 Securities licenses. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri. Outside of work, Shana enjoys Bikram yoga, outdoor activities, cooking and sharing wine with friends.

Client Commitment

David Swartz is registered to do business in:AL, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, VA, VT, WA

Mary B. Garrison, CFA is registered to do business in:AL, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, TX, VA, VT, WA

For questions regarding registration information please contact your Financial Advisor.
Garrison • Swartz

Global Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch
600 california street
Floor No. 08
san francisco, CA  94108 

Phone(415) 955-3806


Professional Staff

Wealth Management Advisor

(415) 955-3841

Wealth Management Advisor

(415) 955-3723

Registered Client Associate

(415) 955-3806

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