Conrad Druker’s clients are confident in knowing they can count on him for all of their financial needs. As Managing Principal of Mercadien, Conrad serves as a trusted advisor to large, closely-held and family-owned organizations spanning multiple generations. From assisting with tax, estate, or strategic planning to evaluate financing options or other business opportunities, they can see he always has their best interest in mind. Knowing he fully understands their business and its desired objectives, Conrad’s clients rely on and value his sound financial advice as well as his forward-thinking, proactive approach to any situation. When weighing a business or financial opportunity, Conrad tells his clients to “Manage the downside and let the upside take care of itself,” meaning that they need to weigh the risks of any venture, no matter the potential reward. He is always willing to guide them in the right direction, helping them make decisions that result in a beneficial outcome and achieve their goals.
Representing clients in numerous industries, including, but not limited to, real estate, construction and manufacturing, Conrad specializes in tax planning, business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, financial modeling, and general financial and cash flow counseling. These clients also call on Conrad to help them with managing wealth, trust and estate planning, and other aspects of their financial affairs. He interfaces and collaborates with their investment advisors to develop strategies that suit the client’s needs. Additionally, he conducts client education meetings to allow multiple generations to fully comprehend their financial matters.
Serving as an integral member of the firm’s executive and growth committees, Conrad’s internal leadership role at Mercadien includes managing the business affairs of the firm and its affiliated companies, guiding operations, and stimulating firm growth. Embodying Mercadien’s core values, Conrad consistently collaborates and strategizes with other firm leadership, whether it’s working together on a client project, or working to develop efficiencies and best practices within the firm. Striving to ensure excellent client service, Conrad assisted in the creation of the Mercadien Client Experience, which guarantees every client receives a high level of service, passion and attention to detail from their Mercadien team.
With the firm since 1981, Conrad has been instrumental in its continued expansion and success. Always focused on the future, he thrives on seeing and helping Mercadien’s younger associates grow into leaders.
Personal Fact: Conrad enjoys spending time with his family, working out and going out to dinner to eat his favorite – Italian cuisine. On his days off in the summer, you can find him relaxing at his beach house in Long Beach Island or sailing along the bay.