Articles Tagged with Merrill Lynch

Luther ByrdPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 17, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Luther Byrd is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Byrd (CRD# 873649).

Luther Byrd has spent 38 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Fort Walton Beach, Florida since 2009. Previous registrations include Wells Fargo Advisors in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (2008-2009); AG Edwards & Sons in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (1993-2008); Aetna Investment Services in Windsor, Connecticut (1993); Aetna Life Insurance and Annuity Company in Hartford, Connecticut (1991-1993); Investors Asset Management (1987-1990); Southern Financial Consultants (1987); FSC Securities (1985-1987); Southern Financial Consultants (1984-1985); and Waddell & Reed (1979-1984). He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on November 20, 1979; SIE (Securities Industry Essentials Examination), which he obtained on October 1, 2018; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 24, 1993; and Series 1 (Registered Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 5, 1979. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 38 US states and territories.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and one closed customer complaint.

Paul HarpPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 17, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Paul Harp has received a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Harp (CRD# 4695060).

Paul Harp has spent 15 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Fort Walton Beach, Florida since 2009. Previous registrations include Wells Fargo Advisors in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (2008-2009) and AG Edwards & Sons in Fort Walton Beach, Florida (2003-2008). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on October 17, 2003; SIE (Securities Industry Essentials Examination), which he obtained on October 1, 2018; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on October 7, 2003. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 38 US states and territories. His self-regulatory organization (SRO) registrations include: BOX Exchange LLC, Cboe BZX Exchange, Cboe C2 Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange, FINRA, Investors’ Exchange, MIAX PEARL LLC, the Miami International Securities Exchange, NYSE American, NYSE Arca, Nasdaq BX, Nasdaq GEMX, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and the New York Stock Exchange.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint.

Tomas GiraldoPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on June 26, 2018 indicate that former California-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Jose Giraldo, also known as Tomas Giraldo, was recently discharged from his former employer in connection to alleged rule violations and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Giraldo (CRD# 5429476).

Jose Giraldo has spent four years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Merrill Lynch in Chula Vista, California (2013-2018). He was previously registered with David Lerner Associates in Princeton, New Jersey (2012). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on January 11, 2014; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on April 2, 2012; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on March 20, 2012. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he was recently discharged from his former employer and he has received three unsatisfied tax liens.

robert steckPublic records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 16, 2018 indicate that New York-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Robert Steck has received resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Steck (CRD# 1094342).

Robert Steck has spent 35 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Great Neck, New York since 1986. Previous registrations include Equitable Securities of New York (1984-1986); Southeast Securities of Florida (1983-1984); and Monvest Limited Partnership (1984). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on April 12, 1983; Series 3 (National Commodity Futures Examination), which he obtained on June 25, 1997; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on February 19, 1983; Series 8 (General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination [Options Module & General Module]), which he obtained on March 19, 1997; and Series 53 (Municipal Securities Principal Examination), which he obtained on August 28, 1985. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 25 US states and territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received two customer complaints and one pending customer complaint.

George ToddPublic records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on March 1, 2018 indicate that Tennessee-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser George Todd has received a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Todd (CRD# 1206553).

George Todd has spent 34 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Germantown, Tennessee since 1983. He has no previous registrations. He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on March 23, 1994; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on January 3, 1984; Series 31 (Futures Managed Funds Examination), which he obtained on June 15, 1983; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on December 17, 1983. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 14 US states and territories: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. His self-regulatory organization (SRO) registrations include BOX Options Exchange LLC, the Chicago Stock Exchange, FINRA, Investors’ Exchange, MIAX PEARL, NYSE American LLC, Nasdaq ISE, and the New York Stock Exchange.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint.

Joshua BradleyPublic records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 5, 2018 indicate that former South Carolina-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Joshua Bradley has been sanctioned by FINRA in connection to alleged rule violations and suspended from acting as a broker. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Bradley (CRD# 5174430).

Joshua Bradley has spent nine years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Merrill Lynch in Columbia, South Carolina (2015-2016). Previous registrations include Voya Financial Advisors in Columbia, South Carolina (2008-2015); Gunnallen Financial in Lexington, South Carolina (2008); First Allied Securities in Lexington, South Carolina (2007-2008); and Edward Jones in Hopkins, South Carolina (2006). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on September 16, 2011; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on November 3, 2006; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on September 12, 2006. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Joshua Bradley has been sanctioned by FINRA in connection to alleged rule violations and was discharged from his position at Merrill Lynch in connection to alleged rule violations.

James Lowther Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on January 16, 2018 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser James Lowther has received resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Lowther (CRD# 2043169).

James Lowther has spent 27 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Sarasota, Florida since 2010. Previous registrations include Morgan Keegan & Company in Bradenton, Florida (2004-2010); Citigroup Global Markets in New York, New York (1993-2004); Lehman Brothers in New York, New York (1992-1993); and Painewebber in Weehawken, New Jersey (1990-1992). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on February 19, 1997; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on April 9, 1990; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on March 17, 1990. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 33 US states and territories. His self-regulatory organization (SRO) registrations include BOX Options Exchange, Bats BYX Exchange, Bats EDGA Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, FINRA, MIAX PEARL LLC, the Miami International Securities Exchange, NYSE Arca, Nasdaq ISE LLC, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and the New York Stock Exchange.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and one pending customer complaint.

Daryn PingletonPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on December 23, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Daryn Pingleton has received a regulatory sanction and several customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Pingleton (CRD# 1520639).

Daryn Pingleton has spent 31 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in West Palm Beach, Florida since 1987. He was previously registered with First Investors Corporation (1986-1987). He has passed seven securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on August 11, 1994; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on July 22, 1986; Series 31 (Futures Managed Funds Examination), which he obtained on May 6, 2004; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on October 17, 1987; Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination), which he obtained on June 17, 1986; Series 10 (General Securities Sales Supervisor – General Module Examination), which he obtained on February 29, 2016; and Series 9 (General Securities Sales Supervisor – Options Module Examination), which he obtained on February 18, 2016. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 53 US states and territories.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one regulatory sanction and five customer complaints.

Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 23, 2017 indicate that Ohio-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Daniel Memo has received customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Memo (CRD# 3079244).

Daniel Memo has spent six years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Canfield, Ohio since 2006. He was previously registered with Citigroup Global Markets in Canfield, Ohio (1999-2006). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination); Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination); Series 3 (National Commodity Futures Examination); Series 31 (Futures Managed Funds Examination); and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination). He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 21 US states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received two customer complaints and four customer complaints that were denied or dismissed.

Judy HealyPublicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 15, 2017 indicate that former Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Judy Healy has been sanctioned by FINRA and suspended from acting as a broker. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Ms. Healy (CRD# 4000812).

Judy Healy has spent 15 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Merrill Lynch in Melbourne, Florida (1999-2015). She has no previous registrations. She is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to her BrokerCheck report, she has received one FINRA sanction and one customer complaint, and was terminated from her former employer.

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