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Associates

Michael V. Daniels

Michael is a Senior Financial Advisor at Financial Focus Group. He is responsible for helping clients make strategic decisions in the areas of risk management, savings and investments, tax strategies and estate planning strategies.

Michael began his career in financial services in 1999 at a Fortune 100 company based in New York City. Recruited from college, he participated in a highly selective leadership development program that groomed future leaders of the global corporation. Over an 11-year period, Michael worked in New York City, Northern New Jersey, Chicago and successfully led various teams in national sales and marketing, mergers & acquisitions and program management.

In 2010, Michael transitioned from his corporate role as director of broker & consultant strategies to start his practice as a financial advisor that specializes in working with corporate professionals and business owners.

Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York including a semester abroad at La Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain. Michael is Series 7 and 66 registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has his Chartered Financial Consultant designation (ChFC®) from the American College. He is also Life & Health licensed in various states.

In the community, Michael serves as President of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce in Northern New Jersey. He is also an active member of Christ Church and serves as Media Team Director at the campus in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Michael is extremely passionate about mentoring young people, works out regularly, plays sports and plays the drums.

Michael is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services.

Roderick Carolan

Rod is a Partner at Financial Focus Group LLC. He is responsible for client relations and risk management. He also oversees portfolio design and investment management including all investment manager, trading and third party relations.

Rod joined Financial Focus Group as an estate and risk planning specialist in 2007. He possesses an innate ability to get everyone working and pulling together and quickly develop strong relationships within the firm and with clients.

He is an effective communicator, motivator and strategist who has been key to expand into new markets and is fundamental to business continuation in the future.  In his role as Partner, Rod leads many of the business development and team building initiatives. He is a career advisor who enter the industry right after graduating from college as such, he has cultivated an acute instinct into new trends, a profound insight for clients' wants vs real needs and has adapted his technical abilities as well as the firms to not only endure but thrive with market changes.

Rod is a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and a member of the Financial Planning Association. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and History from Rutgers University.

Rod is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services.

Emily Wirgin

In 2008, Emily Wirgin joined Financial Focus Group as a Financial Advisor. She built an outstanding reputation as an experienced and knowledgeable financial professional and was named Partner 2016.  

Over the past 15 years, Emily has worked with many clients helping them develop strategies that support the accumulation, protection, distribution, and transfer of wealth.  Emily’s main goal is to help her clients make well-informed decisions on investments, while keeping their financial objectives and goals in mind.  Emily will listen to your concerns, share information about potential investments, including benefits, risks, and tax issues. 

Emily received a Bachelor of Science and a certificate in Business from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and earned her  Certified Financial Planning® designation from New York University. She also holds her Series 7 and 63 registrations. She is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. 

Emily is currently living in Stamford, CT with her husband and twin daughters. She looks forward to being your trusted advisor and expert resource as you build a secure financial roadmap. 

Emily is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services.