After completing his undergraduate studies, Michael Canet attended law school at the Catholic University of America, earning a spot on the Legal Honor Society. He then earned his LLM in taxation from the University of Baltimore. As a Wilson Scholar, Michael made the Who’s Who of American University Students list.
As founding member of Prostatis Financial Advisors Group, Michael has built his business and reputation on the stability he provides for his clients for over three decades, establishing four offices covering Baltimore, Washington, Northern Virginia, and Florida. His retirement and estate planning carefully allocates clients’ assets, enabling them to retire with the confidence, income and tax-deferred wealth protection they need to create the quality of life they deserve.
Using his experience as an estate-planning attorney, Michael spends meticulous hours planning family legacies. His ability to bring clarity to a difficult process provides his clients peace of mind knowing their families will be protected in the future.
Michael regularly appears on Forbes, WSJ, USA Today, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC and over 100 other publications across the country as a leading financial professional. He is the author of two Amazon #1 books, Surviving the Perfect Storm and SuccessOnomics with Steve Forbes.
In addition, Michael is the host of The Savvy Investor, a nationally recognized financial planning radio show on WCBM and WRC. He can also be found on his television program, The Savvy Investor TV, which is syndicated across the country.
In 2011, the governor appointed Michael to the State Board of Individual Tax Preparers as a state regulator. He currently sits on the Board of Vino Scholastico, a fundraising division of the Scholarship Foundation at Howard Community College.
Married for 26 years, Michael is the father of two sons, one in his third year of college.
Ryan C. Herbert is an Investment Advisor Representative who brings a fresh approach to the firm. Ryan has been with Prostatis Financial Advisors Group since 2008 and has previously worked with Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management and T. Rowe Price. Ryan strives to establish lasting relationships with his clients and help them achieve their personal investment goals. He is dedicated to ensuring that his clients are involved and understand their investments and the retirement process.
“Prostatis Financial Advisors Group delivers a higher level of customer satisfaction to their clients. This enables me to have much more than a transactional relationship that is typically found with larger investment firms.”
Ryan attended Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Meredith, and daughters, Marin and Remy.
Ryan was recently named a Three Time Five Star Wealth Manager for 2013, 2014 and 2015, ranking him among the top 5 percent of the wealth managers in the Baltimore area. He has been featured in Baltimore Magazine.
You can listen to Ryan host “The Savvy Investor Radio,” Thursday evenings at 6pm on WCBM 680AM.
Thomas Giancola is a partner in our Towson, Maryland office. He works closely with clients to help them examine their insurance needs.
Tom has over ten years of experience as a tax preparer and a great deal of experience working with clients to solve their tax problems.
Tom is an active member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for over twenty-eight years. He is a decorated Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9) who continues to serve his country on a regular basis. We are all proud of his service to our country.
“I believe that customer service is paramount to my clients. I am available to all of my tax and investment clients on a regular basis. I encourage regular face to face contact and ongoing communication in order to ensure I am meeting my client’s needs.”
Tom received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his children, participating in sports and traveling.
Andrew Ashton is an Investment Adviser Representative, a Maryland licensed tax professional, and a licensed health and life insurance agent. Andrew graduated with honors in accounting at the University of Baltimore in 2016. Previously, he was a vice president with over 18 years of experience working primarily as an equities and options trader for two prominent firms in the downtown Baltimore area.
When not at work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, playing golf, riding motorcycles, and attending Ravens games.
David Steiner has been a Maryland certified public accountant since 1992, has over 25 years of CPA experience, and received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Towson State University. He worked at a large regional CPA firm, Hertzach & Company P.A., from 1994-2008, ran his own tax practice for 10 years, and was a financial advisor with his Series 6, 63 and 65 securities licenses at Prudential Financial from July 2008 to January 2011.