Michael Bila can remember how he became interested in providing exceptional service at a very young age, although at the time he did not realize that his experiences working at the family gas station in Chesaning, MI as a teenager would lead to his passion of helping clients achieve their financial goals. Mike grew up in an era when a “gas” station was also known as a “service” station. Mike learned from his father that he needed to engage every customer while he actually filled up their gas, washed their windows, and checked their oil level. All while the customer remained in the comfort of their vehicle. He got to know what the customers desired and would advise them of appropriate maintenance activities for their vehicle so that it would remain a reliable source of transportation for years to come.
Years later, Mike graduated from of the Central Michigan University School of Business with a degree in Business Administration. He began his career in the financial services industry as an agent with Equitable Life which was known for having an exceptional professional training program. Mike became a member of the Equitable Hall of Fame for his production and later became District Manager. After 19 years, Mike made the decision to build and operate a full-time financial planning practice.
In 2002, Mike formed Bila Financial Consultants so that he could help clients reach their financial goals by building relationships that lead to a clear understanding of each client’s unique set of circumstances. Mikes strongest attribute is his ability to help his clients understand their financial world by explaining it in terms they understand. By working together with the client, Mike helps take away the stress associated with investing and finances by implementing a comprehensive financial plan that is measurable, achievable, and laid out in a logical order – a plan that allows the client to sleep well at night. By taking these worries away, the client can focus on the things in their life that are truly important.
When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, boating and exercising. Mike and his wife Rochelle have 3 adult children and live in Grand Blanc with “Gunner”, their loveable Labrador puppy!
Registration and Designations
- Accredited Investment Fiduciary®
- Certified Life Underwriter®
- Securities Series 7, 66, 65, & 63
- Investment Adviser Representative of SPC