Mike Byrnes

Michael W. Byrnes, Jr., National Speaker, Owner and Consultant

About Mike

Background

  • Mike founded Byrnes Consulting, LLC in April 2008 with a dream of helping businesses become more successful.
  • He loves spending family time with his wonderful son and daughter.
  • He has a strong commitment to give back to the community.

Executive summary

  • Highly-rated energetic speaker that has educated and motivated thousands of financial advisors all over the United States.
  • Successful consultant with a passion for helping others surpass their business goals.
  • Proven thought leader, published 400 times in over 40 media outlets.
  • 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry.
  • Graduate-level education in marketing management.

Areas of expertise

Mike works with advisors to help them become even more successful.  His expertise is in business planning, marketing strategy, business development, client service and management effectiveness, along with several other areas.

Mike specializes in helping businesses grow by utilizing the right mix of branding PR, websites, emails, social media, sales, events, advertising, direct mail, marketing collateral and research.

 

Speaking

Mike has given presentations on hundreds of topics to businesses across the United States by large corporations [e.g Barron’s, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Vanguard, Scottrade, LPL Financial, Raymond James, Cambridge Investment Research, Cetera Advisors, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Waddell & Reed, Janney Montgomery Scott, Cantella, Pershing, KMS Financial Services, Focus Financial Partners, Voya Financial (formerly ING), Putnam Investments, Pioneer Investments, Principal Funds, Neuberger Berman, John Hancock, Invesco, Citizen’s Bank, Sovereign Bank and Amica Insurance] and associations [e.g. Financial Planning Association (FPA), Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA now Investments and Wealth Institute), National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), Financial Services Institute (FSI), Institute for Preparing Heirs, Life Insurance and Market Research Association (LIMRA), CFA Society and Bank & Trust Summit.]

Thought Leadership

Mike has been published 400 times by over 40 publishers by Financial Advisor, Private Wealth, Barron’s, Financial Planning, On Wall Street, Bank Investment Consultant, The Wall Street Journal, RIABiz, Forbes, InvestmentNews, 401k Specialist, ThinkAdvisor, AdvisorOne, MarketWatch, RIA Central, Plan Advisor, FPA’s Journal of Financial Planning, FPA’s Practice Management Solutions Magazine, NAPFA Advisor Magazine, IMCA’s Investment & Wealth Monitor, Reuters, CFA Institute’s Private Wealth Management Newsletter, Registered Rep. (Rep.), WealthManagement.com, Financial IQ (a Financial Times service), Advisor Perspectives, The Trust Advisor, Senior Market Advisor, Horsesmouth, Transitions, Independent Advisor,  Website Magazine, BusinessNewsDaily, Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post and CNBC.

Mike has been seen and heard as an expert guest on Wall Street Journal’s Broker’s World, Asset TV, AdvisorTV, RepTV and PACTV, and heard on WXTK 95.1, the Horsesmouth AdvisorRADIO program, Wicked Pissah podcast and 980 WCAP’s morning show.

Mike was part of the Financial Planning Association’s Coaches Corner, helping financial planners with ‘business growth strategies’ from 2018 to 2021.  He has spoken for the FPA national and its chapters numerous times and has been a member of the FPA of Massachusetts PR committee since 2019.

More about Mike

  • Volunteer consultant & speaker

    Mike has sat on several nonprofit boards and since 2010 has served as a volunteer consultant through Empower Success Corps (formerly known as Executive Service Corps of New England), helping hundreds of charities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Mike was honored to receive the 2013 Edmund V. Marshall Outstanding Project of the Year Award and was a recipient of the “Above and Beyond Award” in both 2010 and 2011.

  • Catholic parishioner

    Mike is an active member of his church.  He has been a member of the Dynamic Parish Committee for the Saints Mary & Joseph Collaborative since 2020.  He is a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus since 2020.  He plans to participate in a Haiti180 mission trip postponed in 2021 and was a fundraiser and volunteer in 2020 and 2021.  He was a Chair of the 2014 St. Joseph Parish golf outing and fundraiser.

  • Kids’ coach

    He was a girls soccer coach (2014-2019), boys soccer coach (2016-2019) and baseball coach (2016-2019.)  Coaching was put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  He is member Hilltop Athletic Association since 2020.

  • Supporter

    He was a member of the St. Mike’s 25th reunion committee and Chair of the St. Mike’s 20th reunion.  He is a frequent blood donor, supporting the American Red Cross, and helped organize a blood drive in 2020.

  • Education

    Mike graduated from Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, gaining his MBA.  He also graduated from Saint Michael’s College, earning a BS in Business Administration.

  • Previous work experience

    Mike worked at Commonwealth Financial Network, Liberty Mutual, Fidelity Investments, Pioneer Investments (now Amundi Pioneer), IXIS Asset Management (now Natixis) and Mellon Financial (now BNY Mellon.)

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