At Michael J. Porro & Company you are not working with only one individual. You are supported by a team of dedicated and experienced financial advisors and support staff. You should feel comfortable in speaking with everyone in our organization as questions arise concerning your financial affairs. As you get to know us better you will come to know that you are not alone in working through the complexities of financial decisions. Brief backgrounds of our employees are provided to you here. Feel free to contact each of us as the need arises.
Michael J. Porro, CFP, EA
Michael began his career in financial services in 1977 with Metropolitan Life. Shortly thereafter he was promoted from sales representative to sales manager. Having completed his NALU and Advanced NALU studies, he enrolled in the College for Financial Planning and was conferred his CFP designation in 1983. In 1986 he sat for his Enrolled Agent exams with the Internal Revenue Service. He has been a member of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners in good standing since 1983 and a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents since 1986. He left Metropolitan Life in 1983 to establish his individual financial advisory practice and shortly thereafter merged with another practioner to create Faraldi & Porro Inc. Faraldi & Porro Inc. has been providing fee only financial advise to the public since 1985 and has only recently disbanded. During the years with Faraldi & Porro Inc. Michael undertook the management of the growth of the company as well as direct management of over $35 million in clients' portfolios. He continues this work now with Michael J. Porro & Co. LLC
Ralph L. Asher
Ralph Asher is currently employed as an Associate Planner at Michael J. Porro & Co. In this capacity he provides financial planning services to clients in the areas of retirement planning, estate planning, budgeting and asset management. From September, 1997 though December 1998, he was engaged in portfolio analysis at "Stonebridge Capital Management". Mr. Asher completed examinations (Series 7) qualifying him as a Registered Investment Advisor under the auspices of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). He has also taken courses in the Certified Financial Planner program at the College of Financial Planning. Mr. Asher received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from New York University. He has also completed the Master of Business Administration Program at the New York University Stern School of Business. Before entering a "second career" in the financial planning field, Mr. Asher was employed by the ITT Corporation and ITT Industries in various engineering and executive positions.
William T. Lucca
William T. Lucca, the company's IT director, graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York City in 1987 as a computer science major. He provides computer services for Michael J. Porro & Co., as well for the firm's clients. Much of the financial planning software the firm uses was custom written by Mr. Lucca and he still maintains and upgrades it today.
Michael J. Porro & Company, LLC.
180 Old Tappan Rd. Bldg 5
Old Tappan, NJ 07675