Mike Hazen joined Noah Seidenberg at Seidenberg Investment Group in 2004, after spending three years at a national investment firm. He works primarily with business owners and working professionals, providing comprehensive financial planning, including investment management, tax planning, insurance, and estate planning.
Mike is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Engineering and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He lives in Libertyville with his wife and 2 daughters and enjoys sailing and woodworking.
What do you enjoy most about wealth management?
Educating clients and helping them meet their goals.
What’s the biggest challenge?
Building trust and dispelling incorrect or incomplete information clients may have.
What do you love most about being part of Inspirion?
I like the autonomy to run business as I see best, while having a solid support system behind me.
What qualities of yours make you best suited to what you do?
I care about (most) people and my kids have made me very patient.
What do you love to do outside of work?
I love to watch my kids in their sporting events. Also like woodworking and fishing. As a washed up jock I sneak in a triathlon now and then.
What was the most influential book you’ve read and why?
Always liked The Great Gatsby as a lesson on the attraction and trappings of wealth. Hard not to be in awe of Louis Zamperini and his inner fight (Unbroken) — makes our daily struggles seem small. I read and re-read anything by Coach John Wooden — a very wise person and teacher.
What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?
I’m proud to have been an Army helicopter pilot. I once completed a marathon (finishing time intentionally not included!). I have great kids that are becoming great people.