Our Team

Richard D. Mercado
Financial Advisor

Phone: 410-902-0000
Fax: 410-902-0558
E-mail: rmercado@merc-capital.com

Richard D. Mercado is Founder of MERC Capital.  He is a Financial Advisor with Summit Financial Networks in Laytonsville, Maryland. He has guided and managed the financial affairs of local families and small business owners for over 20 years. He is a native of the Washington, DC/Baltimore area, a graduate of Towson State University in Finance and Economics.

His experience as Vice President at Morgan Stanley and Raymond James has given him the experience in areas of wealth management, retirement and estate planning. Richard holds a Series 7, 62, 63 and 65.

Experienced at explaining the complexities of financial strategies in ways that are both meaningful and easy to understand, Richard takes pride in designing creative solutions for each client's individual financial situation. Client portfolios are monitored through a disciplined and coordinated review processes that commensurate with the levels of risk defined by each client's investment objectives.

Jason Turnbull
Financial Advisor

Phone: 410-902-0000
Fax: 410-902-0558
E-mail: jturnbull@merc-capital.com

Jason Turnbull joins the team at MERC Capital from Raymond James Financial Services where he had spent the last 14 years, most recently as a portfolio manager.  As our new licensed Senior Financial Analyst, Jason’s passion for the financial markets will be demonstrated as he analyzes economic and financial market data, monitors client portfolios, and reports investment changes to our clients and our firm’s President. He will be instrumental in strengthening MERC Capital’s infrastructure as we grow.

Jason’s ability to communicate with clients and industry professionals in an easily understood demeanor is very welcoming.  He takes a holistic view of a client’s specific goals and objectives to develop and cultivate a meaningful financial plan.

He holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Keller School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Stevenson University, formally Villa Julie in Stevenson, Maryland. A state native, he and his wife currently reside in Columbia, Maryland.

Jayson Magro
Senior Client Service Manager

Phone: 410-902-0000
Fax: 410-902-0558
E-mail: jmagro@merc-capital.com

Jayson Magro joined MERC Capital in 2017 after working as a part of the Service Advisory Council at Morgan Stanley.  With more than 12 years of industry experience, he offers great insight into the dynamics of back office operations and client service functions. He is responsible for all aspects of client service and processing of transactions requests.

Jayson’s keen attention to detail is valuable in assisting the president of MERC Capital with retirement analysis, projections and monitoring investment suitability on client accounts. He is also a liaison between clients and our firm’s president.

Jayson is a graduate from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business with a degree in Finance. He is a native Marylander and grew up in Potomac.  Jayson also speaks fluent Spanish. 

Jayson Magro is not registered with Summit Financial Networks.

June Nicolay
Office Manager

Phone: 410-902-0000
Fax: 410-902-0558
E-mail: jnicolay@merc-capital.com

June joined MERC Capital in 2007, as she was part of a team that MERC Capital acquired.  June’s communication skills and 15 years of industry experience brings our firm expansive knowledge.  As the initial contact for our clients, June handles all office compliance operations, including scheduling, client review preparation, website management, as well as assisting with client service and timely feedback. 

June is married, a native Marylander, and enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids.

June Nicolay is not registered with Summit Financial Networks.

Katie Riley
Financial Planning Intern

Phone: 410-902-0000
Fax: 410-902-0558
E-mail: kriley@merc-capital.com

Katie joined MERC Capital in 2019 as a seasonal intern.  She is currently a student at Towson University, studying to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Her responsibilities include assisting the president of MERC Capital and our client service manager with client related tasks. Her ability to communicate with coworkers and clients is an asset to the firm. She is also a native of Maryland.

Katie Riley is not registered with Summit Financial Networks.

Wilson P. McManus Attorney

Phone: 443-470-3599

Wilson is a Principal Attorney with Stouffer Legal located in Towson, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law and was admitted to the practice of law in Maryland in 1986. He concentrates his practice on Estate Planning and Elder Law issues. He belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Trusts and Estates Section, the Taxation Section and the Elder Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

Wilson's goal is to help his clients structure their estate plans to keep control of their affairs during their lifetimes while minimizing taxes and administration expenses and assuring orderly and efficient passage of their wealth upon death. 

Wilson has been working cooperatively with The Provenza Group predecessor in interest to MERC Capital since 1998.

Legal services offered thru Wilson P. McManus and Stouffer Legal who are not affiliated with Summit Financial Networks.