The kindergarten class was asked, “What will you be when you grow up?” and of all the responses, Michael was the only one to say resolutely, “Financial Advisor!” Growing up watching his father thrive in this business, it was clear at an early age they shared an affinity for numbers and working with people.
Graduating with a Finance degree from Penn State, Michael set off for Philadelphia to work with mutual fund-giant Vanguard. In those 5 years, he grew in his position at Vanguard, and earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP) designation. In 2017, after gaining this invaluable experience from one of the most well-regarded financial institutions in the industry, the father and son duo determined the time was right to partner in the family firm. Michael, and his wife Megan, returned home to their roots in Pittsburgh, excited to join his dad at The Speakman Financial Group.
Michael is passionate about helping investors develop a plan to pursue their financial goals and demystify complex financial challenges. With an emphasis to focus on things within our control, he has found the ability to help people of different ages and all walks of life.
Living a few blocks from the Duquesne Incline in Mount Washington, Michael and Megan are grateful to be back home, near so many friends and family. Megan works as a graphic designer for the University of Pittsburgh and does freelance photography. Sharing a passion for travel and adventure, they are always looking for suggestions of new destinations to explore. Hopefully in 2022, they will be able to return to Ireland, where they were married, to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary.