Wells Fargo Advisors said it hired Thomas R. Isaacs
, a 25-year veteran of Merrill Lynch & Co.
Inc., to run its seven private-client-group branches in Manhattan.
He will be a managing director with the functional title of New York City market manager and will oversee 246 brokers with about $21 billion in client assets.
Mr. Isaacs most recently was complex manager of Merrill's northern Florida branches, based in Jacksonville.
A native of the New York metropolitan area, he began his career as a broker with Merrill in New York.
new role, he
replaces former New York market manager Richard Frick.
will report to Michael Carroll, regional president of Wells Fargo Advisors' Northeast region.
spokeswoman said Mr. Isaacs
left in March and was replaced last month by Tony Kurlas, who previously had managed branches in Georgia.