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Patrick W. Bransford 

Patrick W. Bransford

Global Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch
1152 15th street nw
Suite 6000
washington, DC  20005 

Phone(202) 659-7405

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Professional Profile

Patrick W. Bransford, CFP®, CIMA®
Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Senior Financial Advisor


Having entered the financial services industry in 1997, Patrick joined Merrill Lynch in 2010, feeling that the firm offered the wealth management process, global resources, and investment platforms that complemented his ability to help clients achieve their financial objectives.

Patrick received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation (CIMA®), administered by Investment Management Consultants Association and taught in conjunction with The Wharton School of Business. Additionally, he is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), a certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He provides strategic financial advice to address the complex needs of families and institutions through multiple generations.

Patrick and his wife, Melinda, live in Alexandria, VA, with their children, James and Ty.


Stefan A. Shrivastava
Financial Advisor

Stefan joined Merrill Lynch in 2011 as a Financial Advisor in Washington, D.C. He focuses on developing financial strategies for high-net-worth-individuals, corporate executives, business owners, and families that have children with special needs.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Stefan worked in London with JP Morgan and more recently, Goldman Sachs. He graduated cum laude from the Villanova School of Business where he earned degrees in Finance, International Business, and Real Estate.

A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Stefan attended Georgetown Preparatory School. His personal interests include traveling, fishing, and golfing. He currently resides in Washington, DC and volunteers his time working with the local chapter of Autism Speaks.


Kasia Chudzik
Registered Senior Client Associate

Kasia joined Merrill Lynch in 2008. Kasia primarily focuses on client on boarding, account maintenance, and credit administration. She works with Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation and the private finance and structured lending groups at Bank of America to offer advice on clients' cash management and credit needs. Kasia holds an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.




* 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 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.

Client Commitment


Patrick Bransford is registered to do business in:CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NM, NY, PA, TX, VA

Stefan A. Shrivastava is registered to do business in:CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TX, VA

For questions regarding registration information please contact your Financial Advisor.
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