'Our goal is to continue to be a leader'

Meet your Heights merchants: MGM Financial

Michael Mollica is an independent advisor and principal at MGM Financial.

Q: WHAT DOES MGM FINANCIAL DO?

MGM Financial is an independent financial advisory firm. We specialize in holistic financial planning with a focus on wealth management strategies for business owners, professionals and families.

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Our services include:

  • Financial planning
  • Risk management
  • Wealth management
  • Group benefits

Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT THIS LOCATION?

We officially moved into our new location in June of 2017

Q: WHAT DOES THE HEIGHTS MEAN TO YOU?

I’ve lived in North Burnaby my entire life, and the Heights was a place I regularly visited growing up with my family and friends.  We spent many days and nights visiting the various shops and restaurants, frequenting the parks and recreation centre as well as watching movies at Dolphin theatre. I’ve always wanted to have an office in the area I grew up in and establish a presence in the community. When an opportunity came up to move into the middle of The Heights, I couldn’t pass it up.

Q: HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THIS BUSINESS?

From a very young age I’ve had an interest in numbers and finance. Shortly after graduating from Burnaby North I got a job at one of the big local banks. It gave my first taste of the banking and finance world. While I was there I decided that it would be good to get some further education so I enrolled in a business program at BCIT, later graduating in corporate finance. I then moved on to working for one of the oldest and well-respected wealth management firms in Vancouver. That was where my passion for numbers and finance were met with the desire to help people achieve their financial goals and dreams.  I realized shortly thereafter that I wanted to move on and build my own independent advisory firm, so I ventured out on my own back in 2009. We operated out of a shared office space in North Burnaby until opening up our new space in The Heights.

Q: WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE FUTURE?

We want to continue to grow our team and presence within The Heights while servicing our clients throughout the lower mainland. Our goal is to continue to be a leader in the independent advisory space for every community we serve.

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