Merrill Lynch executive and managing director Chris Dupuy has joined Focus Financial Partners as co-president of Focus Connections, a program that helps wirehouse teams transition their business and launch their own independent wealth management firms. 

Dupuy spent his entire 30-year career at Merrill Lynch. Most recently he served as market executive of the Pacific Northwest and head of the wealth management, private wealth and Asia international businesses. He also served as a member of the executive and compensation committees.

Dupuy will be based in San Francisco and joins Richard Gill, co-president of Focus Connections, who launched the program in 2008 and has since transitioned more than $10 billion in assets.

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