Peter Eckerline

Retired Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in Wayzata, MN

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Peter Eckerline's remarkable 39-year career at Merrill Lynch epitomizes the ethos of dedication and excellence. As Senior Consultant and Managing Director of the Eckerline Wealth Management Group, his professional journey was characterized by an unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding financial services. Upon retiring, his focus shifted towards philanthropy and volunteering, leveraging his experience and influence to make a difference in the broader community.

He founded the Eckerline Wealth Management Group, leading it to become a beacon of expert financial guidance in the Midwest. Under his stewardship, the group was not just about wealth management but about forging enduring relationships with clients, understanding their unique needs, and crafting bespoke strategies to meet their financial goals. This client-centered approach and his profound industry knowledge cemented the group's reputation for excellence.

Peter's professional accolades are a testament to his skill and dedication. He earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation, showcasing his expertise in retirement planning. His recognition as the top financial advisor in Minnesota by Barron's and other publications multiple times underscored his status as a leader in the financial advisory field. His membership in the Merrill Lynch Pinnacle Club further affirmed his position as an esteemed figure in finance.

Family life has always been a bedrock of his existence. Residing in Orono, Minnesota, Peter raised three children, instilling in them the values of hard work, integrity, and compassion. He viewed his role as a father as not just a responsibility but a privilege, guiding his children to be responsible, empathetic individuals prepared to make their mark on the world.

  • Education
    • University of Wisconsin System