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The Johnson Group 

The Johnson Group
Global Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch
8300 norman ctr drive
Suite 1250
bloomington, MN  55437 

Phone(888) 983-3954
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(952) 820-1961   Wealth Management Advisor  
(952) 820-1959   Senior Financial Advisor  
(952) 820-1958   Reg Senior Client Associate  
(952) 820-1957   Client Associate  

Professional Profile

For decades, The Johnson Group has developed integrated wealth management strategies for multiple generations of affluent families, now residing in 27 states.

On behalf of this select circle of clients – including executives at large companies, legal and medical professionals, and business owners – the team can offer an extra measure of attention to help clients enhance, preserve and, ultimately, transfer wealth.

“For wealthy individuals nearing retirement, we can develop strategies designed for what I call ‘sustainable lifestyles.’ This demands an array of calculations and considerations that can help move clients toward the retirement they’ve imagined. For some, it’s retiring to their lake cabins or building new ones. For others, it’s moving out of state or being able to travel and visit family,” explains Mark Johnson.

Before allocations and investments are considered, Mark and his team feel privileged to spend significant time understanding each client’s goals, time horizons and liquidity needs. Mark says, “Appreciating what each client wants to achieve, tax status, risk tolerance and family dynamics is ‘job one.’”

As a Portfolio Manager in the Merrill Lynch Personal Investment Advisory® (PIA) Program, Mark can manage customized investment strategies and implement proprietary model portfolios, as well as provide traditional advice and guidance. Client portfolios may include equities, tax-free bonds, structured investments and income-seeking investments. Aware that transparency is critical in building clients’ trust and confidence, The Johnson Group can present a detailed rationale with each customized strategy.

“Our strategies are sophisticated, but no more so than our clientele. Our ability to coordinate their liabilities with a Bank of America Wealth Management Banker, or to call upon a client’s tax and legal professionals, is as vital as managing assets. We want clients’ hard work to pay off, so they can make memories with their families,” Mark adds.

Mark L. Johnson, CFP®, CIMA®
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
Portfolio Manager, PIA Program


With more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, Mark is highly regarded in the industry and among clients. At his prior firm, he has been included in the Barron’s Top 1,000 for all advisors nationwide, for the past five years, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Since coming to Merrill Lynch in 2013 from Morgan Stanley, Mark continues serving multiple generations of loyal clientele, taking great personal pride in having guided families toward their financial objectives – for retirement, wealth transfer and philanthropic giving.

Mark received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. A native of Bloomington, Mark has lived in Shorewood with his family since 2004. He and his wife, Patti, have been married 23 years, and have three grown children. Away from the office, Mark gives back to the community that’s given him so much – volunteering at Wooddale Church with student ministries and coaching youth basketball and baseball. To “relax,” Mark heads outdoors – hiking, fishing and traveling.


Bart McNabb, CFP®
Senior Financial Advisor

With clients’ best interests at heart, Bart is happy to spend time listening, understanding and helping translate their goals into individualized wealth management strategies. Bart joined Merrill Lynch in 2013 after launching his financial services career at Morgan Stanley in 2007.

A graduate of Michigan Technological University, Bart earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a secondary focus on German Language. Today, Bart, his wife, Stacy, and their two sons (and vizsla Hank) live in the Minnetonka area where Bart coaches his boys in youth hockey, lacrosse, football and soccer. When time allows, Bart is an avid sportsman – playing hockey, fishing, hunting, boating and waterskiing.


Debbie McKinney
Registered Senior Client Associate


A native of Stillwater, Minnesota – who’s lived in Prior Lake since 2002 – Debbie has spent more than 18 years in the financial services industry, beginning with Morgan Stanley (Dean Witter) as a Financial Advisor. While there, she began working with Mark Johnson in 2001, sharing values, goals and vision – for family and clients. Debbie joined Merrill Lynch in 2013, bringing old and new clients her dedication to providing attentive service.

Debbie earned her Business Administration degree from Colorado Technical University and is working toward her Bachelors in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. Married to husband, Drew, for 17 years, Debbie is a proud “hockey mom” of two and an avid Minnesota sports fan (Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild and Gophers). She is also actively involved in her church music ministry.


Ann Johnson
Client Associate


Ann began her career with Morgan Stanley in 2001. In 2008 she came to know The Johnson Group during its brief move to the Morgan Stanley Wayzata office joining the team in 2009 then making the move to Merrill Lynch in 2013. Ann handles account administration and works with fellow team members on client relations. Ann believes that personal familiarity and hard work are the cornerstones of creating enduring trust.

A resident of Plymouth, where she lives with her son (a high school Junior), Ann and her son volunteer with the ICOP organization and the city of Plymouth. Ann values times spent with family and staying active with fitness, dancing and outdoor pursuits.

Neither Merrill Lynch nor its Financial Advisors provide tax, accounting or legal advice. Clients should review any planned financial transactions or arrangements that may have tax, accounting or legal implications with their personal professional advisors.

Merrill Lynch Personal Investment Advisory® is a registered trademark of Bank of America Corporation.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete a CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.

*Source: Barron’s “America’s Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State” list, February 24, 2013. For information about the selection criteria, go to www.barrons.com. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.


Mark Johnson is registered to do business in:AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, VA, WA, WI

Bart McNabb is registered to do business in:AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, VA, WA, WI

For questions regarding registration information please contact your Financial Advisor.
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