Merrill Lynch Wealth Management has appointed Craig Young as its head of National Business Development.
Young — who now reports to the Merrill Wealth President Andy Sieg — and will lead the design and execution of new business development ideas, best practices and efforts between local Merrill leadership and advisors and those of the national firm.
“Craig is an outstanding leader who has demonstrated commitment and passion to develop and translate strategy into initiatives that drive growth,” said Andy Sieg, president of Merrill’s wealth unit, in a statement.
In his new role, Young will work with market leaders and advisors on adding clients, delivering strong client experiences and “creating greater consistency in how we integrate and deliver growth across the country,” Sieg added.
Young and his team’s focus will be on the firm’s growth strategy, which includes its Advisor Growth Network, Market Executive Strategy Council and FA Advisory Council to Management.