Joe Grano Could Use A Little Financial Advice

For Joseph J. Grano Jr., it's been a long road to the top. A man who dropped out of college and still loves to reminisce about his experiences as a Green Beret in Vietnam, he joined Merrill Lynch & Co. as a broker in 1972. In 1988, he joined PaineWebber Inc. as head of retail and in 1994 he became president. In the last year, Grano has emerged as heir apparent to CEO Donald B. Marron, and Grano now runs the firm on a day-to-day basis.

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