Chris Moriarty, AFC



Professional Experience



President, March 2002 to Present


MERRILL LYNCH TRUST COMPANY – New York, NY (Relocated to Paramus, NJ)

Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer, May 2000 to March 2002


Facilitated team approach, consisting of client’s investment advisor(s), legal advisor(s), and the administrative team to determine client’s needs and wishes.  Determined appropriate investment planning tools to accomplish goals of the client.  Supervised execution of client’s investment plan.


Key accomplishments;

Ø   Participated in the pilot phase for the transfer of appropriate accounts to a regional call center.

Ø   Developed an intra-department database file (Microsoft Access) for multi-user client follow-up and new business tracking.  Database would allow a user to contact a client with a history or log of prior communications readily available.



Supervisor, July 1998 to May 2000


Responsible for the on-going training, support, and management of seven Trust Officers administering an average of one hundred thirty accounts.  Team administered varying types of accounts including Revocable, Charitable, Testamentary, and Life Insurance Trusts.


Key accomplishments;

Ø   Contributed to the restructuring of the Trust Company by serving on the Focus Group designated to determine the needs of the Trust Company and recommend a new organizational structure.  Jointly developed a plan that became the basis for the new structure.

Ø   Developed an instruction manual designed to be an introduction to trust and estate management and promote an open environment for questions and concerns of the trainees. 

Ø   Represented the Administration Department in a project to transition the operations and correspondence processing to a paperless environment.  Recommended procedural changes of forms used within and between departments.


AMSOUTH BANK – Clearwater, FL

Trust Officer, June 1995 to July 1998


Established the Signature Services area of the Trust Department.  This included streamlining processes to become more cost effective and adapting policies and procedures to develop a self-sufficient unit.  Supervised and administered approximately four hundred accounts along with two staff members.


Key accomplishments;

Ø   Coordinated and implemented conversion of the estate fee accounting from cash basis to accrual.  The team analyzed benefits and created the process for tracking monthly accruals.

Ø   Developed a database file (Microsoft Access) to be shared by Administrators, within the Signature area, in order to improve continuity and efficiency.  This database lowered amount of paperwork and allowed cross managing of accounts.



Account Manager, August 1993 to June 1995


Responsibilities included monitoring and maintaining syndicated loan portfolios for corporate clients, such as, Landstar Systems, Reynolds Metals, ITT Corporation, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Key Accomplishments;

Ø   Recommended and implemented improvements in reporting and training for Quality Assurance Managers, which significantly decreased time spent and resources utilized.  Training period decreased from over five weeks to three weeks.






Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)

· Upper Arlington, OH


· Accredited Financial Counselor          (2003)


Columbia University

· New York, NY

· Analysis and Design of Information Systems





Cannon Financial Institute

· Myrtle Beach, SC

· Trust Administration II (1999)



· South Bend, IN

· Trust Administration I (1998)






Florida Trust School

· Tampa, FL

· Basic Trust and Probate (1996)






AmSouth Bank

· Birmingham, AL

· Management Associate Trainee (1995)






Manhattan College

· Riverdale, NY

· BA in Economics, minor in Psychology (1993)

Computer Skills






  • Popkin – System Architect


  • Microsoft Powerpoint


  • Microsoft Access


  • Microsoft Word


  • Microsoft Excel


  • Microsoft Outlook


  • Microsoft FrontPage 


  • QuickBooks and Quicken


  • Various Trust Accounting Systems


  • Financial Planning and Tax Software

Community Involvement




Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

United Way

Lymphoma Foundation




American Red Cross

All Children’s Hospital

NY Blood Services





Archbishop Stepinac High School