Michael Goddard, CFP®

Financial Advisor and Retirement Plan Consultant

Michael Goddard, CFP® joins Retirement DNA after spending nine years building his wealth management and corporate retirement plan practice at Morgan Stanley and another ten years as an Independent Advisor Representative. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2003 Michael spent 20 years providing finance and accounting services to individuals and corporations. Michael approaches his diverse clients’ needs by listening, educating, and delivering high-touch client service. The result is investment portfolios that pursue individual investors’ specific financial objectives and corporate retirement plans that are designed to prepare participants for retirement.

As a result of extensive contacts developed during his corporate finance career, Michael has built a corporate executive networking group in Los Angeles County, C-Suite Connector (www.csuiteconnector.com). As a volunteer organizer of the Torrance-based professional networking group, he has been instrumental in networking events that provide a friendly atmosphere for career-minded executives to develop new professional relationships and gain valuable information from a variety of speakers/topics.


Michael balances work with an active lifestyle hiking the beautiful cliffs of Palos Verdes Peninsula near his home with his wife Olga, playing golf and working out at the local gym. He also enjoys hanging out with his grandson, Arie.  In addition, Michael spends considerable time sharing his extensive network of corporate executives with others. Michael is a staunch believer in paying-it-forward when building professional relationships and regularly helps others make qualified connections to advance their careers.


  • Michael earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Dowling College on Long Island, New York in 1981 and his Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 1994.
  • In addition, Michael holds Series 66, and 31 securities licenses.  He earned his Certified Financial Planner®credentials in 2007.


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