Mike entered the financial services arena in 1984 as a fee-based financial planner with CIGNA Individual Financial Services. Since then, he has served in a number of specialized roles including as a trust officer with Central Fidelity Bank, a retirement plans specialist with UBS Financial Services and as a senior financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. In 2009, Mike helped to found First Landing Financial.
As a result of the broad exposure Mike received to the various fields within the financial sector over the years, he realized the world of corporate retirement plans was in particular need of specialized attention. Through continual research into the latest trends and regulations affecting corporate retirement plans, he has dedicated himself to providing both fiduciaries and participants with the sound guidance, direction and advice they need and deserve.
Mike is a summa cum laude graduate of St. Leo University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in business management. He holds several industry credentials including the Certified Financial Planner™ certification and the Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM and Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ designations.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys being active in various organizations in his community – he is a member of Team Hoyt of Va. Beach; currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management; and is a member of the Va. Beach chapter of the Noblemen. In the past, Mike served as the Chair for the United Way of South Hampton Roads’ Annual Campaign for Va. Beach. He also enjoys making the most of the great Virginia outdoors by surfing, snowboarding, competing in triathlons and playing golf.
Originally from Rhode Island, Mike has called Virginia home since the Navy stationed his Dad here in 1965. He and his wife, Renee, currently reside in Virginia Beach. The couple has two grown children, Kelly and Matt, and two grandchildren, Ryder and Reagan.
CFP® | Certified Financial Planner™ |
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