My Team

I take customer service very seriously. So does my staff. Together, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service to all of our clients.

If you need to schedule an appointment, make changes to your policy, submit a claim or request any other service, please let us know. We will respond promptly.

 
Melanie M Wilder

Melanie M Wilder

Associate Wealth Management Advisor
Office 704-365-2014

Melanie Wilder has been working with Eric Wisotsky as an associate wealth management advisor in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2016.  She holds insurance licenses for Life and Health insurance, along with her Series 7, Series 6 and Series 63. She works closely with Eric assisting with the design and coordination of Customized Financial Plans, implementation of Insurance and Investment Solutions, Policy Owner Services, and Client Relations.  Please fee free to contact Melanie with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Prior to her current role, Melanie was a financial representative intern in her home town of Richmond, Virginia.  She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, (USC), Darla Moore School of Business.  Melanie has a degree in Insurance and Risk Management, and Criminal Justice and Corrections.  While at USC she was part of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Kappa Delta Sorority.

 
Thomas T Lawson

Thomas T Lawson, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Director of Financial Security Support
Office 704-365-2014

Thomas began working with Eric Wisotsky in 2016.  He began his career at Northwestern Mutual in 2014 after spending a year as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Thomas specializes in helping Eric Wisotsky' s clients align their current financial picture with their future financial goals by designing a comprehensive and fully customized financial planning analysis. His analysis incorporates the complexity of issues faced by successful individuals and integrates investment and insurance solutions to efficiently and consistently meet the financial security needs of Eric's clients.  Thomas holds his Series 7, Series 66, Series 9, and Series 10, and insurance licenses for Life and Health insurance as well as his CLU® designation. Thomas graduated from Wake Forest University in 2007.

 
Brenna C Sullivan

Brenna C Sullivan

Financial Planning Analyst
Office 704-365-2014

Brenna is originally from Cape Coral, FL, relocating to Charlotte in 2008. She began her financial career in 2017 after graduating from UNC Charlotte. She holds her Series 7, Series 63, Life, Health and Long Term Care licenses. Brenna enjoys traveling, playing tennis, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 
Carlos Abraham Irias II

Carlos Abraham Irias II

Financial Planning Analyst
Office 704-365-2014

Carlos joined the Worrell Network Office in March 2017 after having spent a year and a half working for a mutual fund firm. Carlos is also a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve with over 6 years of service.  He considers himself a native Charlottean and is a proud alumnus of East Carolina University, where he met his lovely wife, Lisa.  The two have an amazing daughter named Rachel and look forward to seeking and accepting new challenges.

 
Michael Kramer

Michael Kramer, CFP®

Director of Investment Operations and Services
Office 704-442-4412 ext 3

Michael began working with Eric Wisotsky in 2018. He began his career at Northwestern Mutual in 2010 after spending time in banking. Michael specializes in building and maintaining portfolios that will help Eric’s clients meet their financial goals by maximize return while minimizing both risk and taxes. Michael holds his Series 7, Series 63, and insurance licenses for Life and Health insurance as well as his CFP® designation. Michael graduated from Winthrop University in 2009. In his free time Michael enjoys traveling with his wife, playing racquetball and raises guide dogs for Southeastern Guide Dogs. 

 

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

 

Ricky Downs Nelson

Financial Planning Analyst
Office 704-365-2014

Ricky is the newest Financial Planning Associate.  Before NM, Ricky was a personal investor for Vanguard.  He is Series 7 and 63 licensed.  Ricky grew up in Atlanta, Georgia as the youngest of four with three older sisters. Ricky went on to Wake Forest University where he majored in Business Enterprise Management and minored in Communication and Global Trade & Commerce. At Wake Forest, Ricky was the President of the Catholic Community, participated in Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and worked as a group fitness trainer. He enjoys water sports of any kind, watching his favorite Atlanta professional sports teams, and traveling with friends and family whenever possible.

 

Eric J. Wisotsky, CLU®, ChFC®, MBA

Wealth Management Advisor

 

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