After graduating Florida State University in 2008 in applied economics, Michael Gentilella began his financial career in hedge fund accounting with the Bank of New York Mellon, the parent company of Pershing, LLC and eventually worked as a Sr. Financial Accountant for an institutional trading firm. During this time Michael passed three FINRA sponsered examinations: Financial Operations Principal - Series 27, Registered Representative - Series 7, and Combined Uniform Investment Advisor Representative - Series 66. He also holds a Florida & Tennessee Licensed Life, Health & Variable Annuity Insurance Agent license.
The institutional finance roles Michael held provided him a wealth of knowledge and experience in institutional investing, financial operations and provided an array of investment knowledge, along with Bloomberg, Morningstar, and other industry system proficiencies. Michael decided to apply his experience to helping individuals reach their financial goals and transitioned to East Coast Financial of Central Florida, LLC. Among other areas of financial planning and wealth management with ECF of CF, Michael works alongside our professional portfolio managers in supervising our clients investment accounts.