Registered investment advisory firm Concert Wealth Management has hired another Merrill Lynch financial advisor as part of its expansion push this year.

Myles Pritchard joins Concert Wealth as managing director and financial advisor based in Los Angeles. He comes from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was an assistant vice president of Global Wealth Management, and also served as financial advisor and sales manager leading 40 brokers.

“I am really looking forward to making my clients’ financial needs my top priority,” Pritchard said in a statement. “It’s great knowing that all of my partners at Concert will be focused on working for the client.”

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Pritchard’s hire comes one month after Concert added veteran Merrill Lynch financial advisor Brad Stratton in Overland Park, Kansas. Concert Wealth is planning to hire about 40 financial advisors this year, the firm said at that time.

Lorie Konish writes for On Wall Street.