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Michael Funaro

Michael Funaro

Financial Professional

Michael A. Funaro joins us from Kansas City, Missouri, where he runs his own practice as a Registered Representative with Westpac Wealth Partners.

When he’s not providing financial guidance and education, you can find him coaching multiple youth sports, at church meetings, on committees with local Suicide Prevention groups and Social Injustice organizations. He is husband to Melissa and father to Vincent (7) and Josephine (4). Fun fact, Michael performed Stand Up comedy at the Orlando and California Improvs. He is also working on a golf children’s book with a theme of positive self-talk and mental health.

The primary focus of his current business is financial literacy, awareness, education and assistance in the coordination of the many financial decisions business owners, hospitality professionals and club managers must make. His value add goes beyond investment guidance as he and his partners customize each financial strategy for their clients with a clear road map of how to achieve their goals, protect their most important assets, create good saving habits, have tax diversification, become tax efficient, and make positive strides net worth growth. He has spent most of his career, over 25 years, in the hospitality, private club and golf spaces.
With roots in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he has worked in near the coasts of Southern California and is now in Kansas City, Missouri. He has held positions from National Tournament Director, Membership Director, Regional Events Director and even assisted with opening a restaurant in Manhattan Beach, CA. His last position before opening his own business in 2021 was within NBC Sports Next and their Private Golf Division,
Clubhouse Solutions. Where he worked with a variety of private clubs in technology demos, marketing services, and procurement programs. Since 2005, he has worked alongside local CMAA chapters as a member and or strategic partner.

Michael graduated from Florida State University in Hospitality Management and alum of CMAA Class of 2005.

He has a genuine passion for quality and consistent customer service, positive community impact, staying curious and becoming a good listener. He strives to provide the best client experience with every interaction with a smile and occasional dad joke.

Registered Representative of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. WestPac Wealth Partners LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. Insurance products offered through WestPac Wealth Partners and Insurance Services, LLC, a DBA of WestPac Wealth Partners, LLC. CA Insurance License Number - 4188966. | 2024-169749 Exp. 02/26