Mike Bernard began his career in 1993 with Morgan Stanley, and joined Merrill Lynch in 2000. He holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Catholic University of America and a Masters degree from Yale University. He is also a CFP® practitioner and an Accredited Domestic Partner Advisor℠.
Among his interests and passions, Mike enjoys an active musical life as a professional oboist in Los Angeles. He currently serves as principal oboist with four local orchestras. He ran his first marathon at age 50, and has completed a total of 7 marathons since then. He is married and has two sons, two grandchildren, and a black Labrador Retriever, Molly.