Michael (Mike) Piershale, ChFC® , RFC®

Michael (Mike) Piershale, ChFC® , RFC®


Michael (Mike) D Piershale, M.Ed., ChFC® , RFC®, is president of Piershale Financial Group, a wealth management firm located in Barrington, IL. With more than 30 years of experience, Mike has extensive knowledge in key areas of financial planning and works with clients on retirement and estate planning, portfolio management, and insurance needs. In addition, his widespread knowledge on tax planning allows him to highlight opportunities for maximizing tax reduction strategies.

Mike's clientele is made up primarily of pre-retirees and retirees. He established Piershale Financial Group in 2000, and currently uses Charles Schwab as the custodian for his client assets. Mike is frequently called upon by national and local media and has contributed his financial insight to outlets such as US News & World Report, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC.com, and was recognized in 2009 as part of Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors in America.  He also writes a column for both Kiplinger Magazine and MoneyInc.com.   

Michael Piershale holds a Masters in Business Education from the University of Missouri. He also earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College, considered the most extensive financial planning designation available today. He is a member of Thrive Vineyard Church and has participated in mission trips to Romania, Uruguay, India and Ireland.