Financial Representative, Senior Vice President
Mike Karlin is all about putting the pedal to the metal — in more ways than one. From his early career working as a trader on the currency exchange to his love of “neo” classic cars, high octane is in his blood. He’s also a turbo-charged performer when it comes to earning people’s trust with strategically sound financial products and services that create and sustain wealth.
Mike, who joined the Levine Financial Group in 2015, has made a career of turning his financial know-how and aversion to risk into success. Says Mike, “My goal is to empower people with the knowledge and the ability to understand the kinds of financial products and services in the marketplace today. I focus on setting a path to make money consistently via a safe, secure and coherent strategy that grows wealth through a protection first philosophy.”
His fascination with trading began at the age of 14 when his father’s best friend, a gold trader, invited him to the trading floor. From his first visit, Mike knew he had found his niche. Within a few years, he bought a seat on the exchange and created a successful arbitrage business. Today, he maintains a similar risk-averse perspective when helping clients with financial and estate needs.
At the Levine Financial Group, Mike’s principled approach and well-earned reputation for integrity is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike. He explains, “During my career, I worked and traded and created something that worked for me and my family. Now, I work on behalf of individuals and business clients, helping them plan for a safe and secure future, for themselves and their families.”
Mike’s penchant for going full speed doesn’t end when the work day is over. From serving as the president of his temple to fundraising for children’s charities* and simultaneously coaching his daughter and son in soccer, Mike uses his free time thoughtfully with family and community always top of mind. And if they ever need a lift, his car collection comes in pretty handy!
Born in Brooklyn, Mike is a long-time resident of Manalapan, New Jersey, where he lives with his college sweetheart Jacquie and their two children.
2015-11645 Exp. 10/2017
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