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Tiryakioglu, Benedict & Duenwald 

Tiryakioglu, Benedict & Duenwald

Global Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch
601 108 avenue ne
Suite 2100
bellevue, WA  98004-5118 

Phone(425) 637-4672


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Professional Profile

Serving a wide range of clients whose proud work ethics have led to professional achievements, Tiryakioglu, Benedict & Duenwald strives to work just as hard – building customized strategies for those at all points along the wealth spectrum.

Clients include successful men and women who appreciate the team’s friendly, personal approach – one that aims to organize financial lives, clarify individual goals, and collaborate with clients in defining mutually-agreed upon paths for investment, retirement and education planning, as well as cash management and liability management.

“We’re real people helping other real people. Our clients have different personalities and comfort levels with financial information. The reward is devoting time to know clients, earning their trust and seeing them achieve goals that some thought were not possible,” says Ben.

On behalf of software developers, Fortune 500 executives, owners of privately held businesses, retirees and multiple generations, the team exercises a disciplined, unbiased and transparent approach. “Each client envisions a particular outcome. That’s why strategies are built from the ground up and not pegged to a generic index return,” explains Daver. “We’re also designated Retirement Plan Financial Advisors who manage dozens of 401K plans for business owner clients.”

As Portfolio Managers in the Merrill Lynch Personal Investment Advisory® (PIA) Program, Daver, Mary and Ben can build and manage customized investment strategies and implement proprietary model portfolios, as well as provide traditional advice and guidance. With 30 investment strategies, the team uses the Firm’s research from analysts and thought leaders worldwide to create its own investment models. Client portfolios are diversified across asset classes and borders – often including equities, fixed income and options trading (based on a client’s comfort with risk and need for liquidity).

Our Advisory Team Members

Daver Tiryakioglu
Senior Vice President – Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
Portfolio Manager, PIA Program

“We provide complete, active and interactive wealth management strategies for each client – monitoring frequent changes in their financial needs, their progress towards their goals, and portfolio performance. They deserve nothing less.”

A veteran of financial services, Daver joined Merrill Lynch in 1992, following graduation from the University of Georgia. A Georgia native, Daver and his wife, Adra have been married for 22 years and have three young children. To “relax,” Daver is a loud and proud “Georgia Bulldogs” fan, a hobby photographer for the Seattle Seahawks, and recently completed an Olympic triathlon. Giving back to the community that means so much to him, Daver has long supported Children's Hospital, Overlake Hospital Business Development and his church. In 2012, Daver earned prestigious BAC volunteer status.

Named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014. Source: Barron’s "America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State" list, February 24, 2014. For information about the selection criteria, go to Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mary A Benedict, CIMA®
Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor
Portfolio Manager, PIA Program

Mary joined Merrill Lynch in 1990 after graduating from the University of Washington’s School of Business with a concentration in Finance. Mary finds it satisfying to know that helping each client build and preserve their wealth can have a lasting impact on their life (and their family’s). Mary was born in Washington State and has lived in Redmond for 25 years. She and her husband, John, are passionate about horses, enjoy mountain scenery and riding the trails in the Pacific Northwest. She also supports youth 4-H programs, especially horsemanship and farming.

Benjamin “Ben” C. Duenwald, CFP®, CRPC®, C(k)P™
First Vice President - Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
Portfolio Manager, PIA Program

Ben launched his financial services career in 1998 with Merrill Lynch. He feels privileged to help clients enjoy tangible rewards for their diligence and hard work – taking the time to explain possible scenarios and the steps entailed in achieving positive outcomes. Ben graduated from the University of Washington Business School with a focus on Finance. Born in Eastern Washington, Ben and his wife, Sarah, are proud parents of their one-year old daughter. When she naps, Ben enjoys golf, roots for University of Washington football and basketball teams, and the Seattle Seahawks. He also participates in his Parrish as well as many walks and runs for charitable causes.

Kirsti A. Woods, CFP®, CRPC®,
Registered Senior Client Associate, Essential Partner
Kirsti came to Merrill Lynch in 1997 after graduating from the University of Washington, where she majored in Business Management. Each day, Kirsti brings her professional commitment to the office – striving to create positive client experiences with each conversation and transaction. A native of Ontario, Canada, Kirsti lives in Black Diamond with her husband, Paul, and their two young daughters. She has long devoted her energies to walking for the Susan G. Komen foundation, supporting the Maple Valley Food Bank, and raising money for the ALS Foundation.

Susan Hanneman, CRPC®
Registered Client Associate, Essential Partner
After spending 13 years in the industry, Susan joined Merrill Lynch in 2011. Since then, she’s focused on providing clients with friendly and timely service. A Denver native, Susan attended the University of Denver with a focus on Economics. Today, Susan is active in several Eastside philanthropies and organizations – volunteering at the food bank and participating in the Susan G. Komen three-day 60 Mile Walk. She and her husband, Trent, have two young children.

Tara Cancro
Registered Client Associate
Tara joined Merrill Lynch in 2014. She is a Business Administration graduate from Bucknell University. Tara focuses on client care through direct interaction with clients and by assisting avisors in meeting a diverse range of client needs in a timely and thorough manner. Tara volunteers for Mobility Outreach International and their annual auction for the past few years, helping bring medical care to underprivileged communities around the world.

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™ and CFP® are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., and are awarded to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

C(k)P™ is a registered trademark of The Retirement Advisor University, Inc.

Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM and CRPC® are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning

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

Benjamin Duenwald is registered to do business in:AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA

Daver Tiryakioglu is registered to do business in:AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA

Mary Benedict is registered to do business in:AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA

For questions regarding registration information please contact your Financial Advisor.
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