Michael is originally from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. After graduating from high school, he completed his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and began working for the next decade in Law Enforcement as a Police Officer. He spent a number of those years serving in various capacities including patrol, investigations, DARE, and was the officer’s union representative. During that time, Michael returned to college and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Concordia University. After more than 10 years in law enforcement, Michael left to pursue a position as a Training Professional with Securian Financial Group. He worked extensively in this role with their life and disability insurance products. A move to Advantus Capital Management created the opportunity to learn the investment management business at a high level. In this role, Michael worked directly with corporate institutional investors in managing their fixed income portfolios. He assisted with portfolios totaling more than 30 billion dollars of assets under management. While challenging and highly educational he wanted to return to working with individuals, families, and smaller businesses.
Michael recently moved to the Pacific Northwest to take advantage of the opportunity to join Securian Advisors Northwest as a Financial Advisor. He lives with his wife their dog near Orting. Their grown children are all active military veterans, having served numerous deployments around the world. He enjoys golf, yard projects, and baseball having also worked for several years for Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins organization.
Mike’s goals are to work with people to help them protect their families financially and build wealth for goals like college, retirement, and estate planning. His varied background allows him to connect and communicate with people and families from all walks of life. He holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 along with his life and health insurance licenses.
Michael Gagnon is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc.