About The Author
Michael F. Sciortino Sr. is a keynote speaker, trainer, and successful business owner with over 30 years of experience in developing and delivering proven, time-tested dynamic marketing applications in retail, wholesale, traditional, and alternative investments.
“I help businesses like yours create clients for life by utilizing Gratitude Marketing® to cultivate and nurture meaningful long-term relationships with your clients.”
Michael F. Sciortino Sr. is founder and CEO of Gratitude Marketing®, a firm specializing in helping advisors grow their practices through carefully nurturing long-term relationships. Mike possesses a rare perspective and combination of practical marketing applications in retail, wholesale, traditional, and alternative investments. He has discovered how implementing a Gratitude Marketing® system in the practices of financial advisors can increase client retention, increase referrals, increase revenues, and bridge the gap to the next generation. He began his career in 1983 as an account executive with E. F. Hutton, where he led the office in opening new account relationships. Following that position, Mike transitioned into wholesaling with Colonial Investments and Pilgrim Funds, where he was recognized for leading the most-improved sales team. He then went on to spend 13 years as regional VP with Oppenheimer Funds. While at Oppenheimer, Mike conducted seminars to assist financial advisors in building their practices, and his territories surpassed the company’s growth rate every year. Most recently, Mike served as executive vice president and head of distribution for an RIA. Mike was responsible for directing the company’s overall marketing and sales strategy by broadening the relationships between the company and the financial advisors they work with.
Mike is a recipient of the Order of St. Louis IX medallion presented by the archdiocese of New Orleans, honoring those members of the laity who have made outstanding contributions. Mike is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a bachelor of science degree in finance.