Starting with the Kawabe and Associates, LLC team in 2017 as an intern, Michael Braico has become a full-time team member of the firm in January 2022, after a few years of hiatus from the industry. One of Michael’s life philosophies that resonates with the firm is to always be, “building relationships and solving problems.” Michael’s enthusiasm towards helping others falls in line with that of Kawabe and Associates, LLC’s philosophy, making it a great framework for future impacts within the community and with our clients as a team.
Michael graduated from the Cal State University Channel Islands in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Interested in the society and the functions of it, the pursuit of personal well-being has been a passion of Michael’s ever since. After studying Sociology, Michael has developed an acute sense of understanding and the open mind to each individual experiences in life.
Around this time, Michael began his search for understanding all forms of finance. Reading the cult classic, “Intelligent Investor,” by Benjamin Graham and deepening his journey by reading all the books he could find on investing. After going through this learning process and doing the research, he got the inclination to help others who were looking for financial guidance, all the while incorporating personal aspect of life. This is when he realized he could take his passion of helping others along with providing the financial guidance by becoming a Financial Advisor. Michael is currently pursuing higher forms of licenses and education to professionally contribute to those seeking financial advice.
Away from his pursuit in the financial field, Michael mentors and coaches athletes on the steps necessary in order to receive a college scholarship in Soccer. Soccer is and will always be a part of Michael’s life. Playing Soccer since three years old, Michael started coaching professionally at the age of twenty and received a National License. Michael has worked under a few different capacities in soccer from being the director of a soccer club to high school varsity coach, as well as a personal trainer throughout the Ventura County and Los Angeles community. Michael continues to guide athletes in their passion and dreams of playing Soccer at the elite level.
From experiencing the dynamics of coaching and mentoring athletes on the soccer field, Michael uses these experiences to contribute to a wider spectrum of people in the financial field. Financial responsibility is an important fundamental principal to Michael and being able to assist with a simple and uncomplicated approach to this responsibly is what drives him.
Kawabe and Associates, LLC is proud to have Michael Braico as a part of their family and are looking forward to his growth within the firm.