Erick Ellsweig (NU '89) 

Managing Director 

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Erick Ellsweig is a Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment Advisor, and a leader of KM & Associates at Merrill since 2001. Erick provides guidance, direction, and sustained leadership to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, smoothing their path toward their distinctive ambitions and intentions. With more than two decades of direct experience unwinding the complexities of significant wealth, Erick offers the perspective and acumen to help clients capitalize on opportunities, anticipate key decision points, and take action toward the future they envision.


Erick has earned several national accolades for his work, recognition that he believes reflects the caliber and contributions of his team and the clients they serve:

  • Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the U.S.,” 2014 – 2023.
  • Barron’s “Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in the U.S.,” 2010 – 2013.
  • Forbes “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors,” 2018 - 2023.
  • Forbes “America’s Top Wealth Management Teams High Net Worth List” 2022
  • Financial Times “Top 400 Financial Advisers,” 2015 – 2016 .


In 2022, Erick was the recipient of The Northwestern Alumni Service Award.  For the past five years, Erick has served as the Co-Chair of the Alumni Admissions Council.  He is Co- Director of the South Florida AAC, serves on the Northwestern Sigma Chi Home Association Board, and is an active member of the NAA.  Erick was also active with the David Kabiller NU For Life Program dedicated to the professional development of student-athletes.  In addition to his BA from Northwestern, Erick received a JD from Brooklyn Law School.