Mike Larriva, CFP® – Financial Planner
Mike Larriva began his financial planning career in the early 1990s. He has focused on developing a financial consulting practice aimed at helping individuals, physicians, and small business owners with their financial planning and investment needs. He believes one of the keys to client success is understanding core financial concepts and receiving objective advice. That comes from in-depth conversations with their advisor about planning, saving, investing, and giving back.
“One of the things I often tell clients and prospective clients is the idea of thankfulness, or having an attitude of gratitude,” Mike said. “That idea came to me from my dad and my grandfather. There was some quiet modeling going on. I didn’t really think about it growing up, but a lot of it comes down to being a good steward of what you have, working hard, taking care of your family, and helping other people when you can.”
Following three years of study and testing, Mike earned his Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 1998. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in California. He joined Perspective Financial Services in 2007. Prior to that, Mike worked with Ives Asset Management, Finance 500 Advisory Services, and Wealth Accumulation Limited in Phoenix.
Mike and his wife, Stefanie, have a son who attends Grand Canyon College and a daughter who graduated from Arizona State University as a Moeur Award scholar (4.0 GPA).