Michael Giannetti was born in Ontario, Canada where he occupied the majority of his first seven years of his life playing hockey on the ice rink his dad built him in his backyard. Michael began building his roots as a Texan in 1991 when his family moved to Arlington, TX after his dad took a position with the Sabre Group, and later with American Airlines. His favorite pastimes are spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and playing ice hockey. In particular Michael loves nothing more than spending quality time with his three-year-old son Ryker, who is his pride and joy.
Michael received a hockey scholarship to attend Culver Military Academy and was Captain of the JV ice hockey team from 1997-1999. He later returned to Texas and earned his high school diploma in 2001 from Lamar High School in Arlington, TX. He continued his studies at Texas Tech University in 2001, and received a minor in Communication Studies in 2004. He later graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006 with a B.A. in Finance. After getting his diploma, Michael became interested in becoming a financial planner. He made it his goal to one day to earn the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, and began his career as a Financial Advisor at MetLife Securities in 2006.
While at MetLife Michael was mentored by two established financial planners, and learned what he calls the ‘Golden Rule’ of this business (which is: “ALWAYS DO THE RIGHT THING FOR YOUR CLIENTS”). After almost four years at MetLife Michael moved to New York Life Securities so he could run a more independent practice that used a personalized approach to financial planning.
As his practice continued to grow, Michael was chosen to lead an office as a Partner with New York Life Insurance Company and later with AIG. Michael loves two elements most of the business: helping his clients reach their goals and helping driven financial professionals establish and flourish through building their own financial planning practice.
Michael has always remained committed to advancing his education during his 15 years in the business. Michael holds several industry licenses including the FINRA Series 6, Series 63, Series 65, Series 7, and Life and Health Insurance License. Michael fulfilled one of his initial career goals by completing the CFP curriculum at The American College on September 2015, and later that year passing the CFP exam and obtaining his CFP designation in 2015.
He remains active in the business community through his leadership in the National Association of Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the Financial Services Professionals (FSP). From 2009 through 2014 Michael played a role as a lobbyist for NAIFA as a Political Activities Committee member. During this experience he traveled to Washington D.C. six times to meet with Senators and Congressman including Ted Cruz, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, John Cornyn, and several other national leaders.
Michael is active in his community through his volunteer work at the Red Cross, Mission Arlington, coaching youth ice hockey, and volunteering at various events at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Michael was named Partner with Spectrum Financial Group on March of 2016. In addition to managing his practice, he is involved in financial professional development and management efforts at Spectrum. In this capacity he provides mentoring and coaching to assist other financial professionals in building their practice and providing for the planning needs of their clients.
Michael’s practice is built on developing long term relationships and is currently looking for quailty familes to help them achieve financial independance.
Cell: (682) 558-6844 or Direct: (972) 455-4307
1836 W Virginia st, Suite 205, Mckinney TX 75069
Michael Giannetti, CFP® offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Supervisory address: 13455 Noel Road, 20th floor, Dallas, TX 75240. (972)246-1800.
The University of Texas at Arlington (2004-2006)
Texas Tech University (2001-2004)
Coaching Youth Sports
Affiliations & Memberships
National Association of Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
The Financial Planning Association (FPA)
The Financial Services Professionals (FSP)
Volunteer at the Red Cross
- Insurance Strategies
- Investment Strategies
- Business Owners
- Retirement Income Planning
- Estate Planning
- Business Succession Planning
- Risk Management Strategies
- College Funding Strategies
- Retirement Strategies
- Student Loan Refinancing
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