Michael L. Chindamo, CFP®, AIF®, CSP®
Managing Director – Family Office Services, Family Business Succession Planning, and Fiduciary Services Founding Partner
For more than 30 years, Michael Chindamo has managed his clients’ financial portfolios, created business succession plans, and expertly crafted financial strategies for families and their businesses. Michael is a founder of Fautores Family Offices, where he serves as the Managing Director of the firm’s Family Office services. Michael is a Certified Financial Planner Certificant™, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary™, and a Certified Succession Planner™.
Michael has diverse and substantial experience in the financial management industry. From founding a nationally renowned multi-family office firm in New Jersey that specialized in professional athlete management and family enterprises, to serving as owner and president of a property restoration franchise that developed a specialization in historic properties, Michael has developed multiple areas of expertise that give him a rare and unique perspective, allowing him to provide world-class counsel and advocacy to his clients. Michael firmly believes that business is won on the playing field not in the conference room.
In addition to this, Michael has turned around more than thirty businesses during his career as well as introducing a number of mergers and acquisitions and investment banking opportunities to some of the major wire houses that he worked for during the 1980’s.
Michael has hands on experience advising financial service providers and independent RIA’s, construction trades, indoor Air quality (IAQ) businesses, HVAC, health spa companies, music and related artists, restaurant companies, and family and children’s financial education firms.
Michael invented the FFA Journal in 2002. The “Journal” is a unique software application that organizes one’s financial documents and records, family memories and other important family data that can be recorded through music, animation writing and film.
Michael has a very special interest in financial education for children. To further support this effort, Michael serves on the advisory board of It’s A Habit Company, Inc. It’s A Habit specializes in developing financial education products for children ages 3 – 8 utilizing music, workbooks and internet subscriptions all anchored by the well noted Sammy Rabbit character and appearances.
Michael has been published, quoted, and cited in various media outlets throughout his career, including Barron’s, Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, the Orlando Business Journal, and his own radio program on WDBO in Orlando, Florida. Michael is a zealous representative for his clients, and he relies upon his diverse experience to effectively serve as their financial advocate.