Meet the Team
Utilizing a team approach, all the members of the Havener Financial Group will be familiar with your accounts, your goals and your objectives.
Michael began his career as a high school English teacher. Working with at-risk students, he learned how to relate and teach a wide range of learning styles. Michael became a Financial Advisor because he wanted to bring his teaching skills to a profession where education is of the utmost importance, and teach adults how to invest for their future.
Michael received a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Central Florida. While attending school in Orlando, Florida, he was an active member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and held many leadership positions, including membership education, recruitment chair, public relations chair and Chaplain. His organization raised tens of thousands of dollars for Toys for Tots as well as the Children's Miracle Network. Michael also was a High School track and field coach. After receiving his Bachelor's degree, he continued his education at the University of Tampa where he received a full scholarship through the Gates Foundation. Michael received his Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
After two years of teaching, Michael found his calling in financial services. He recognizes clients' needs in having a teacher to help them understand where their money is going, what their investments are doing, and most importantly, how this will lead to a better quality of life for themselves and their loved ones.
Branch Operations Assistant
Registered Private Client Assistant
As the Branch Operations Assistant, Christine is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Sarasota Janney Branch.
As a Registered Private Client Assistant, Christine takes the time to help make sure clients receive the personal attention they deserve. An integral member of our team, Christine’s range of expertise includes resolving client inquiries, handling client communications, handling account documentation and disbursements and supporting our team’s back-office operations.
Prior to joining Janney, Christine worked as an Operations Manager at Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from the City University of New York/Baurch College, and she also holds her Series 7, 63, 66, 9 and 10 licenses. She lives in Bradenton, Florida.
Private Client Assistant
In addition to serving the needs of the staff members, Becky takes great pride in working with clients. Prior to joining Janney, she spent over 10 years with Continental Airlines in customer service and ultimately running the sales office in Sarasota. The proud mother of Michael and Nicholas and dedicated wife to Barry, Becky brings the same sense of warmth and enthusiasm to the team.
- Assists clients in all aspects of client service
- Process, coordinate and implement the opening and consolidating of accounts for new and existing clients.
- Coordinates team calendar and schedules appointments
- Database management
We are also supported by a team of wealth management professionals and investment strategists working out of Janney's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. Their exceptional depth and breadth of experience in the areas of comprehensive financial planning, portfolio management, and asset protection, allow for the level of highly specialized financial management you expect.
*The Havener Financial Group provides complimentary investor education programs without a sales pitch to local organizations and civic groups. If you are a part of a group that could benefit from an educational speaker, please contact us at 941.366.8013 or click here.