Eric Schimpf serves as the Division Executive for the Southeast Division within Merrill Lynch based out of Atlanta, GA. In this role, Eric oversees more than 4,400 employees, representing over $2.7 billion in revenue and $414 billion in assets. The Southeast Division encompasses eighteen markets, geographically covering Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to his role, Eric serves as the Executive Sponsor for the MLWM Black/African American Leadership Council and the Bank of America Black Professionals Group. Eric began his career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor in the Palo Alto, California office in 1994. He went on to be the Resident Director of the Silicon Valley, California office in 1997, and in 2000, Eric became the Divisional Sales Manager for the Northeast Division in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2003, he advanced to the role of Complex Director for the Tennessee Valley Complex, and in 2007, he was promoted to Managing Director of the Southeast Region of the Private Banking and Investment Group (PBIG) in Atlanta, Georgia. From 2010 to 2013, Eric was the Global Head of Macquarie Private Wealth in Sydney, Australia. Prior to his current role, Eric most recently served dual roles as the Managing Director and Market Executive for the Global Corporate & Institutional Advisory Services (GCIAS) Complex, as well as the Regional Managing Director responsible for the Southeast Region of the Private Banking and Investment Group based in Atlanta. Eric is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Additionally Eric has completed the SIA Program at the Wharton School of Business, holds the Series 7, 63, 8, & 31 licenses and has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) designation. Eric and his wife, Dina, currently live in Atlanta with their three children, Ryan, Emma and Cory. In his spare time, Eric enjoys watching his kids play sports and any type of live music event. He has been a member of The Recording Academy (The Grammy’s) since 2005 and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta.