The Kugel Briegs Group

The Kugel Briegs Group

Global Wealth Management

Suite 1000
NJ  08807

Directions to Branch
Phone: (908) 685-3203



(908) 685-3252 Senior Financial Advisor
(908) 685-3203 Wealth Management Advisor
(908) 685-3230 Registered Client Associate
(908) 685-3280 Registered Client Associate
(908) 685-3233 Client Associate

Professional Profile

The Kugel Briegs Group has served the retirement planning and wealth management needs of our clients for over 20 years. We serve hundreds of families who have entrusted us with over $1 Billion in assets (as of October, 2013).

Our group offers both the true intimacy and personal attention of a small boutique and the global resources of one of the world's largest financial services firms. We are easy to reach and highly responsive when our clients need us.

Our mission, first and foremost, is to understand you.

To take the time to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully until it's understood, in great detail, exactly where you stand today. And where you'd like, and need, to be tomorrow.

We then help you design, implement and monitor a customized wealth management plan and investment program that helps you and your family to achieve your personal financial goals without undue sacrifice to your lifestyle or unnecessary investment risk.

Wealth Management isn't merely moving money or chasing temporary gains. It is using wealth to turn goals into reality.

The Kugel Briegs Group
Team Members:

Elliott M. Kugel, CFP®, CRPC®
Managing Director - Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor

Named to Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in 2013 for 4th consecutive Year*

Elliott has been in the financial services industry for over 21 years and has earned the Certified Financial Planner™(CFP®) designation (certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.), as well as the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM; (CRPC®). He is a member of Merrill Lynch's Circle of Champions (top 1% of firm's Financial Advisors) and has been an instructor at the Merrill Lynch National Training Center and a featured speaker at various Merrill Lynch conferences and seminars.

Prior to Merrill Lynch, Elliott earned his CPA license and worked with a Big Six accounting firm as an auditor of financial services companies (he does not provide tax advice in his role at Merrill Lynch). Elliott graduated in the top 2% of his class at the U.S. Naval Academy, and went on to serve as an officer onboard a strategic nuclear submarine in various management positions. He then served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves for seven years, ultimately attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Elliott received his MBA in Finance with honors from the Stern Business School of NYU, with an emphasis on investment and financial market analysis. Elliott resides in Montgomery, NJ with his wife Dina and their two daughters.

David Briegs, CFP®, CIMA®, CRPC®
Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor

Dave has been a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor for over 24 years. He has earned several leading industry designations including Certified Financial Planner™(CFP®) (certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.), Certified Investment Management Analyst®(CIMA®)(from the Investment Management Consultants AssociationSM) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor®(CRPC®) from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO. David is a member of Merrill Lynch's Circle of Excellence (top 5% of firm's Financial Advisors) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from Rutgers University. He completed the CFP Professional Education Program at the College for Financial Planning and the IMCA Certified Investment Management Analyst Program at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Dave has been a featured speaker at hundreds of Merrill Lynch seminars.

Dave is a retired three-time U.S. National Champion in Skysurfing, and an expert skydiver with over 2500 jumps. He has competed in three ESPN X-Games, represented the United States in the World Championships as a member of the U.S. Team (1999), and was ranked third in the World when he retired from the sport. He is also an active martial artist and has a black belt in Combat Hapkido. Dave resides in Hillsborough, NJ with his wife Karen and their two children.

Mark Erikson
Registered Client Associate

Mark is a 21 year veteran of Merrill Lynch. He is a valuable resource for our clients, helping them manage and review their portfolios. Mark also adds high-level service expertise to the team from his previous positions within the firm. He is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore and has a BS in Economics. Mark resides in Bernardsville, NJ with his wife Julie and their two daughters.

Steven Parente
Registered Client Associate

Steve is an administrative partner on our team who handles administrative & service issues for our clients. Steve helps clients best utilize the breadth and depth of Merrill Lynch resources. Steve is a graduate of Ramapo College of NJ with a degree in Economics, and received an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Global Business from Rutgers University. Steve has been with Merrill Lynch since 2007. He resides in Watchung, NJ.

Colin Sullivan
Client Associate

Often your first point of contact, Colin also handles administrative and service issues. Colin is a graduate of Susquehanna University where he earned a BS degree in Business Administration, Emphasis on Marketing. He joined our team in 2013. Colin was the Captain of the Susquehanna University Swim Team from 2009-2011, the Most Valuable Collegiate Swimmer from 2009-2011 and the Head Coach of the Swim Team at the Basking Ridge Country Club. Colin resides in Westfield, NJ.

* Source: Barron's magazine, Feb. 18, 2013, Top 1,000 Advisors list. Advisors considered for the "America's Top 1,000 Advisors: State-by-State" ranking have a minimum of seven years financial services experience and have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. Quantitative and qualitative measures used to determine the Advisor rankings include: client assets, return on assets, client satisfaction/retention, compliance records, and community involvement, among others. Barron’s does not receive compensation from Advisors, participating firms and their affiliates, or the media in exchange for rankings. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

David Briegs is registered to do business in:AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA

Elliott M. Kugel CFP CRPC is registered to do business in:AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA

For questions regarding registration information please contact your Financial Advisor.
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